Nearly 6,000 expected for Friday's Swamp Rabbit 5K, organizers say

TRAVELERS REST, S.C. – Thousands of runners and walkers are expected to converge upon Travelers Rest to take part in the 7th Annual Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit 5K.

As of early this week, more than 4,200 participants had signed up for the race, and event organizers expect the total number of participants to rise to around 5,800 by the start of the race, which is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on May 1 at Gateway Park in Travelers Rest.

In addition to the race, a free block party featuring free food, live music, various children's activities, and more will be held from 7 - 8:30 at Gateway Park. The party is open to everyone, even those who do not participate in the race.

Due to the large number of people that are expected, arriving early and carpooling are both encouraged.

For more information, including registration info, race route, etc., visit the event website here.