Fit Run 5K

Fall colors should be filling the trees on Oct. 22 when runners gather at the South Carolina Botanical Garden for a 3.1-mile run that promotes healthy competition while raising money for a Clemson University student group. Join us!

When: Saturday, Oct. 22 (please be in place at 7:45 a.m. for the 8 a.m. start)

Where: South Carolina Botanical Garden, Clemson, South Carolina 

Who can participate: Everyone! Runners and walkers alike are welcome.

Packet pickup: Oct. 20 and 21 in Riggs Hall 100a, going from 9:30-11 a.m. and 3:30 to 5 p.m. both days. Or at the botanical garden on race day.

Online registration: Closes at 11:59 p.m. Oct. 18, but you can still register in person on race day or during packet pickup in Riggs Hall, 100 A, at the following times:


Thursday from 9:15 a.m.-1 p.m


Friday from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.


Race day parking: Access the start of the race by entering the botanical garden at Garden Trail off Perimeter Road. Please park in the Wren House lot.

Race benefits: CESSAB, a student advisory group serving the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences and the College of Science


Registration fees

CLEMSON Fit Run Closed

    1. $20.00
      Jul 18 - Oct 9
    2. $25.00
      Oct 10 - Oct 18

Race Flyer


T-shirts & requested sizes not guaranteed after October 11th, 2016 at 5:00 pm!

Course Info

Race Route

Race Start Location


Race End Location


Race Route Instructions

START: Fork on Garden Trail

Lap 1: Go straight down hill and into woods

Lap 1: Veer right at the fork

Lap 1: Continue straight passing “P” sign on your left

Lap 1: Continue right past cut through area

Lap 1: U turn left at loop end

Lap 1: Continue straight until you reach the first fork

Lap 1: U turn left to begin lap 2

*Lap 2 begins*

Lap 2: Continue straight passing “P” sign on your left

Lap 2: Continue right past cut through area

Lap 2: Continue right at loop end

Lap 2: Turn left at stop sign intersection

Lap 2: Right turn into Hanover house loop

Lap 2: After completing loop at Hanover house, continue left

Lap 2: Follow road straight back to beginning of race, always keeping right

FINISH: Come out of woods and continue up Garden Trail to where the start was. U Turn left via the side road in front of the Bob Campbell Geology Museum and continue down side driveway to the finish line.

Race Information

Come ready for a scenic 5k in South Carolina's Botanical Gardens! Be ready to run at 7:45 am and the race starts at 8:00 am! 

This is a kid-friendly, community event that is perfect for all Tiger Fans and 5K enthusiasts! Walk or run the beatiful trails in Clemson, SC! 

After the race there will be an unlimited photobooth, food, and lots of fun! 


Parking Information

Parking is available just inside the main entrance and to the left. Please feel free to park in the lot beside the Heritage Garden and Caboose. 

Overflow parking will be available in the lot beside the Campbell Geology Museum and Carriage House. 

Race Timing Provided By:

Thank You to Our Major Sponsors!


Event Schedule

  • October 22 8:00 AM EDT - Race Start Time

  • October 22 8:15 AM EDT - Photo Booth Start Time

Contact Information

Event Location

Botanical Gardens,150 Discovery Ln, Clemson, SC 29631

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