TRAFFIC ALERT: Swamp Rabbit 5K set for Friday in Travelers Rest

TRAVELERS REST, S.C. — Organizers with the Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit 5K are hoping for a record crowd on Friday, May 3 as the largest independent 5K in the state is set to take place in Travelers Rest.

With thousands expected to descend upon town for the tenth running of the annual event, Travelers Rest police say that traffic will start to get heavier in the late afternoon, peaking in the hour before the race (which starts at 6:30 p.m.). The exiting traffic will create a similar situation heading out of town for an hour or so afterwards, too.

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Route: The race begins on Center Street in front of Gateway Park and will course along McElhaney Road, Watson Road, Trailblazer Drive, and Old Buncombe Rd. before taking to the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail to return to downtown Travelers Rest.

Center Street from the library to the entrance of Gateway Park will close at 4:30 p.m.

Primary parking is at Travelers Rest High School. Alternative parking is available on or at Poinsett Street, Old Buncombe Road, Travelers Rest United Methodist Church, and Trailblazer Park. The city parking lot on Center Street will be closed to the public during the event.

For more information, visit the event Facebook page here.

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