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RunGSP is a professional race production company based in Upstate, SC. We are passionate about creating unforgettable experiences for runners of all levels. Our team is dedicated to providing exceptional events that challenge and inspire our participants.


With nearly two decades of industry experience, we understand the importance of attention to detail and strive to deliver seamless events that exceed expectations. From course design to finish line celebrations, we work tirelessly to ensure that every aspect of our event is executed flawlessly. Join us for your next race and experience the RunGSP difference.


Chad Palmer, a native of Spartanburg, SC brings 16 years of industry experience to RunGSP. 


While developing at the University of South Carolina, he managed local events at Strictly Running from '07-'10 before completing an internship with MIchael Johnson Performance Center. Upon graduation, he accepted a full-time position with the NYC Marathon where he became responsible for all timing related finish line operations until his departure in 2014.  


More recently, he's supported premier events across the country, such as the Chicago Triathlon and Charlotte Marathon, and today, still serves as a technical consultant for USA Taekwondo at ~8 annual events.



Ashley Hayes


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