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Hill Hoppin' 5K

When: June 6, 2021
Where: Mountain Rest, SC
Race type(s): 5K

Come out and play at Oconee State Park for the Hill Hoppin' 5K. This race is open to all runners, joggers, walkers, dog walkers, or anyone who wants to get out and get some fresh air and exercise. The Hill Hoppin' 5K will be a combined road and trail course on rough terrain so strollers are not recommended.

Visit a hidden gem in the mountains of upstate South Carolina, and explore this wonderful CCC achievement. We will have race timing for all participants, and this event is for all skill levels from first time runners to competitive runners – everyone is invited. The Hill Hoppin' 5K starts at 10 AM on Saturday June 6, 2020.

Registration is $25 per person plus registration fees, and includes your race bib, a race T-shirt, souvenirs and you will be eligible for door prizes and top place race finish prizes. T-shirts are guaranteed only if you register before May 22, 2020. Same day registration is available for $30 per participant, cash only. All proceeds from this event will help support trail maintenance and construction at Oconee State Park. Help support a terrific park and join the fun!

Camping and cabins are available at a special reduced rate at Oconee State Park during the Hill Hoppin' 5K weekend. Please visit or call 1-866-345-7275 to make reservations. Use promo code 5KSAVE20 for a discount of 20% off when making your reservations for campsites or cabins for the Hill Hoppin' 5K weekend. Promo Code is valid only from June 5 through June 7, 2020 at Oconee State Park.

The Hill Hoppin' 5K is the sixth scheduled events for the 2020 South Carolina State Parks Come Out & Play 5K Race Series, which includes these 5Ks:

  • January 1, 2020 at 1:00 PM– Devils Fork State Park – First Day 5K Ranger Run & Loon Lunge
  • February 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM – Sadlers Creek State Park – Fox Squirrel 5K
  • March 14, 2020 at 10:00 AM – Hickory Knob State Resort – Leprechaun Leap 5K
  • April 4, 2020 at 10:00 AM – Huntington Beach State Park – Gator Gauntlet 5K
  • May 2, 2020 at 10:00 AM – Sesquicentennial State Park – Spring Into Sesqui 5K
  • June 6, 2020 at 10:00 AM – Oconee State Park – Hill Hoppin' 5K

Be a part of the fun by entering in one or as many races as you like. All races will be held rain or shine, and are meant to be a fun experience for anyone. You can race as hard as you want, or just take a stroll through the park. Please join us in visiting and supporting your beautiful South Carolina State Parks. Bring or pick up your Ultimate Outsider Guide Book and get your Oconee State Park stamp and visit several other nearby South Carolina State Parks after the race.

For more information, please contact Jim Stanton, SC State Parks Program Coordinator, by calling (864) 918-8475 or at .

Policies: The Hill Hoppin' 5K will be held rain or shine, unless hazardous weather conditions arise. Sorry, no refunds will be available due to bad weather. If you bring your pet, please keep them on a leash at all times.

Packet Pickup: No pre-race day bib pick up required. Please arrive at Oconee State Park at least 30-45 minutes prior to the race start to get your race bib and packet. The event starts at 10 a.m. For same day registration is $30 per participant, cash only.