Spartanburg, South Carolina

Run Back to the 80s Spartanburg 5K

Run Back to the 80s, 5K, 80s Run, Spartanburg 5K
Run Back to the 80s, 5K, 80s Run, Spartanburg 5K

Saturday, April 13

Start Time:  5:00 p.m.

Registration/Packet Pick-Up Opens at 3:00 p.m.

Venue: University of South Carolina Upstate

Benefiting the University of South Carolina Upstate Alumni Association Scholarship Fund

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Event Info
Registration Fees & Deadlines

Hello Spartanburg, welcome to the '80s and get ready to have a rockin' good time!

We're taking you on a ride back in time to one of the most outrageous and totally tubular decades in our history -- the 1980's.  We're mixing in a fun little 5K with the music, the fashion, and the pop culture that you were lucky enough to live through in grade school, high school or college (or heard about through the movies, TV or relatives!).

Take a look around the website (especially The 411) to find out all the awesome things we have planned. Get your friends together and go big time because when you register as part of a team, you get a discount on registration (and could win the award for Largest Team in '80s theme!


Read on...
Register soon because start waves will fill...

And, we'll see you April 13!


February 21 -  March 24

Individual:  $35

Team member:  $30

March 25 - April 11

Individual:  $40

Team member:  $35


Individual:  $45

Team Member:  $45

2010 - present
The Mullet (Venue)
2010 - present

"It's all business up front and nothing but a party in the back!" 

The Mullet for Run Back to the '80s Spartanburg is the Quad on the campus of the University of South Carolina Upstate.  There is ample parking on campus for participants.  Please follow the Run Back to the '80s parking signs.

As soon as you arrive at the Quad, please check in at the Registration Tent.
> Sign a waiver (for those under 18, a parent or guardian must sign the waiver for you).
> Secure your bib number to the front of your outfit. Your bib signifies which start wave you've registered for so must be visible to gain entrance into the start area.
> Receive your souvenir Run Back to the '80s shirt.

Then, it's time to make your way through The Mullet and begin your Run Back to the '80s!
> Stop by to sign the Yearbook Wall.
> Head through the Merchandise Tent and enhance your outfit with an '80s accessory.
> Rock some tunes with us and win cool '80s merchandise.
> A little before 5:00 p.m., listen for the start wave announcements and head into your designated wave (please look for the volunteer holding your wave sign).
> Get ready to belt out your wave theme song as you cross the start line.

For more details about how to Run Back to the '80s, please visit The 411 page by clicking HERE.

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Interested in helping to keep the event humming and the party rocking? We'd love to have you assist with Registration; Start Line; Finish Line/Awards; or Course Marshal/Chill Stations. If you are a non-profit, please ask about our Volunteer Group Program. Please contact us at:

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