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Run like a Nut

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Distance Half marathon

About Run like a Nut

Set for its annual running and timed to coincide with the city’s annual Downtown Florence Pecan Festival, which draws an estimated 55,000 visitors to this eastern South Carolina city each year for a day filled with music, arts and crafts, a car show and the half marathon race.

This race is held in conjunction with the South Carolina Pecan Festival. It begins and starts at the Fitness Forum. Plan to bring a towel and use our locker room facilities walk downtown after the race and participate in the festivities. All proceeds for this Run go to the Florence Downtown Development Corporation.



  • 10km


  • 5km

Run Like A Nut 1/2 Marathon

  • 21.082354km

Run like a Nut Route Map

Run like a Nut Route Map


Florence Fitness Forum



Runners follow a winding out-and-back course for the race that starts and finishes within a stone’s throw of the festival at the Florence Fitness Forum — which also is the organizer for the running event — near the Florence County Library and the city’s Regency Hospital.

From there, runners follow a route with numerous twists and turns through mostly flat neighborhood streets, running past two local city parks (Timrod and Lucas Parks) in the first half of the 13.1-mile race before heading west into nearby neighborhoods for the race’s second half.

The course features some gently rolling hills, but also features an overall elevation changes of less than 50 feet, so runners can expect mostly flat or only mild changes in the terrain through most of the route. Many of the roads take runners along streets divided by medians in residential neighborhoods, with ample tree cover and plenty of green along the way.

Once runners complete the two out-and-back straightaway stretches along Madison Avenue and State Road S-21 in the race’s second half, they then make their way back around Heatherwood Circle and then make a run past Timrod Park on their way back in to the finish line.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.