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Spirit Corps

Community groups encouraged to apply to become a Spirit Corps for the 45th Annual Governor’s Cup Road Race.

Community groups are encouraged to apply to be assigned a Spirit Spot along the 13.1 mile half marathon course that starts at 1312 Main St. heading south toward the SC State House.  The event finishes heading south on Park St. at 1110 Park Street.  Selected Spirit Corps groups will be located at designated spots (Spirit Spots) along the course, for the primary purpose of generating community and spectator enthusiasm that will encourage the runners as they run along the streets and through the various neighborhoods. Spirit Corps may also entertain runners and spectators by displaying signs, performing cheers or music or using other means to cheer on the runners.

High school bands, music groups, cheerleaders, formal and informal groups of musicians, drumming groups, dancers and performing arts groups from across the region are invited and encouraged to apply. Also eligible are neighborhood, church, youth, civic and business groups that have the spirit and enthusiasm to make a lot of noise.   Eligible groups should typically consist of 8-10 members, however smaller and larger groups will be considered on a case by case basis. 

Monetary prizes, in addition to the appearance/performance honorarium, of up to $500 for first place, $300 for second and $200 for third place will be awarded.  Enthusiasm, participation and number of social media followers/fans/likes will be among the judging criteria for selecting the winning teams. The first-place Spirit Corps group will also be promoted and recognized through our media sponsors.

Click here to download the application to be a Spirit Corps!

For more information, please contact:
Spirit Corps Coordinator