About Mission Backpack

In Greenville County, more than 60,000 people do not know where one of their meals will come from each day. Many of those experiencing food instability are children. While schools are able to assist a significant number of children through breakfast and lunch programs, many of the children served go hungry when they are away from school. A first step toward eliminating hunger for these children is to supply nutritious food for the weekends. Mission Backpack pairs organizations and schools to fill those weekend backpacks. Volunteers purchase, pack, and deliver bags of food to the school weekly.

Your participation in the Mission Backpack 5K will directly help feed a hungry child. We need your help to make a difference for Greenville’s hungry children.

Mission Backpack 5K | Greenville, SC 5K Race

Mission Backpack 5K Race Details

Mission Backpack 5K | Greenville, SC 5K Race

Event Details

  • The course follows the beautiful Swamp Rabbit Trail.
  • Parking is available in the church parking lot.
  • Leashed pets and strollers are welcome.
  • Breakfast provided by Waffle House for all walkers and runners free of charge.
  • Those not participating may purchase breakfast for $5.00.


  • Early Packet Pickup will be Friday, February 19, 2016 from 12 noon until 5 p.m. at the Welcome Desk, First Baptist Greenville Activites and Youth Ministry Center (AYMC).
  • Race Day Packet Pickup will start on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 6:45 a.m. downstairs at the First Baptist Greenville Activities and Youth Ministry Center.
  • All registrations after February 14th are not guaranteed a t-shirt.
  • Race day registration is available and will be in the Lower Level of the Activites and Youth Ministry Center beginning at 7:00 a.m.
  • Races start at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 20, 2016


5K Race

$2500Before Feb. 14
  • $30.00 After February 14

Family Registration

  • Save on up to 6 participants!

One Mile Walk

  • Breakfast included!


  • Sponsored by Waffle House
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Free Children's Fun Run!

Suggested entry fee is a jar of peanut butter or squeeze jelly.
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Our Sponsors

We would like to extend a special thank you to these organizations who have graciously sponsored the Mission Backpack 5K.

Interested in becoming a Mission Backpack 5K sponsor? Email us here.