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Run2Overcome 5k & 10k Virtual Challenge

When: August 7, 2021
Where: Greenville, SC
Race type(s): 10K, 5K, Kids

RUN2OVERCOME Virtual Challenge

After being in contact with the city officials and discussing the safety concerns with our board we have made the decision to go Virtual. This race has grown over the years and we can only thank our participants for supporting our race and our organization. Last year we had over 800 runners and we are looking to host a 1000 person race late this Summer but the evidence is clear that hosting this type of event would have a negative impact on our community that we care for. We are extending our timeline for this event from July 18th to August 1st to complete a 5k or 10k distance and post your results in our Google Form that will be available on August 1st.


  • Run2Overcome 10k Virtual Challenge
  • Run2Overcome 5k Virtual Challenge


  • July 18th through August 1st


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Shirt Options

  • Mailing Option: If you wish to have your shirt shipped please select the shipping option during registration for folks out of town.
  • Local Pickup: If you are local you can pick up your shirt if you ordered one at Fleet Feet in Greenville on July 22nd, July 29th, and July 30th from 2:00pm to 6:00pm. If you miss the pickup time you will be asked to pay for shipping charge.

First off we want to thank all those who have participated in the past 10 years! 2019 was a huge success with over 725 registered runners! We really look forward to this event growing and being a marquee race in the upstate! Thank you to our sponsors, our volunteers, and our loyal running fan base!

One Sunday morning, June 8, 2008, a 19 year old woman was jogging in and around her neighborhood, just like most mornings. An unknown man sprang from the bushes, knocking this young jogger down an embankment. She fought back, but she was no match for her assailant. He sexually assaulted and severely beat her. This young woman required much more than The State Office of Victim's Assistance (SOVA) could provide; her community sprang to action, organizing a charity 5k to help with her mounting expenses.

It is now 2019 and her external wounds have healed. She no longer needs the financial help that her community stepped up to offer, but unfortunately there are others that do. The former 5k has evolved into a certified 5k and 10k and now benefits the Julie Valentine Center, so that they are able to assist others who have experienced sexual assault.Imagine yourself in the shoes of an innocent child who is being abused. Imagine the confusion and anger you feel. Imagine wondering if your home is safe. Imagine thinking there's nowhere left to turn, and then you discover a place that can help.

Now imagine you are not alone. As an abused child, spouse or sexual assault victim, you meet others just like you who overcame the unspeakable things that happened. That's exactly why the Julie Valentine Center is here, to help people in your shoes. The inspiration for the team at Julie Valentine Center comes from an infant who was found deceased in a wooded area in Greenville on a cold February day in 1990. The police, so touched by the tragedy, named her Julie Valentine. Adopted by the community, her legacy has become a symbol of hope for those who have survived rape or child abuse.