Press Release: 2021-04-05
2Slow 4Boston Marathon to be held in Greer
on April 18th, 2021 @ 7:30 am
Greer, SC: The eighth installment of the 2Slow4Boston Marathon will be held near historic downtown Greer for the third year in a row. So far, participants from 11 states will be taking part in this event. There is a limit of 65 participants in this event and we expect some last minute additions. In addition, again this year, we are offering a virtual option.
This marathon was originally created and held in North Carolina. The idea was to host an event that would be exclusive and appeal to the slower runner/walker community. It’s a way to honor middle and back of the packers that don’t receive as much recognition as faster runners.
The race will consist of a 1.31-mile loop that participants will complete 20 times. The last three finishers receive the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prize.
Race director Adamy Diaz says “the race will remain open until the last participant crosses the finish line”. The marathon is open to anyone regardless of speed, but if a participant has never completed a marathon or has qualified or completed the Boston Marathon, they will run as a “Bandit”. What that means is, that although this would still count as an official marathon, the participant would not be eligible for award money.
The marathon will begin at 701 West Poinsett St, in Greer next to the Clock restaurant. This is the Team Be @ Peace headquarters, and home to Zenergy Hemp Shoppe and Angel Dolfyn Massage.
Organizer and race director, Adamy Diaz has completed 25+ marathons and ultras, and her husband Don has completed 70+. They are both back of the pack runners and are passionate about their desire to honor others like them.
Sponsors to this year’s 2Slow4Boston Marathon are The Clock Restaurant of Greer, Run In, Zenergy Hemp Shoppe, Angel Dolfyn Massage, daWebGenius and 3CatsWeb.
For more information, you can reach us at 864-989-0028 or via our website at 2slow4boston.com.