Ranger Run 5K

At Devils Fork State Park

On New Year's Day, run through the hills at Devils Fork State Park with the park rangers for the 8th annual First Day 5K Ranger Run! The Ranger Run 5K starts at 1 PM, with a kid’s 1-mile run starting at 12 PM. After all the running, cool off with a New Year's tradition and jump into Lake Jocassee for the Loon Lunge. The Loon Lunge will commence after all participants have finished the 5K course. The 5K course is a paved road loop leading from the picnic area/day use parking lot, down to the remote boat ramps and back. This 5K is for all runner, joggers, walkers, dog walkers (all dogs must be on a leash at all times and not aggressive), and stroller friendly. There are some moderate hills, so this is no stroll around the school track! The Ranger Run 5K is open to everyone, regardless of running skill, shape, or ability. Start the new year with some exercise, cheer on your friends and family, and encourage each other to take the Loon Lunge plunge! The Ranger Run 5K is $25 per person, and the kid’s 1-mile fun run is $10, and both include participating in the Loon Lunge if you are willing. T-shirts are available to pre-registered runners, and on a first come, first served basis on race day. Prizes, give away items and souvenirs will be awarded at the race. Registration for the Ranger Run 5K, the kid’s 1-mile fun run and the Loon Lunge are at www.Go-GreenEvents.com. Stay at Devils Fork in one of the villas or campsites for the race and save 20% off your reservation by using promo discount code 5KSAVE20. The discount is for Dec. 31, 2019 through January 2, 2020 only at Devils Fork State Park.


  • January 1, 2020, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Meeting Place

    Picnic area parking lot.

    What to Bring

    shoes and clothing comfortable to run in any weather conditions, water bottle, change of clothes & towels if participating in the Loon Lunge!

    Registration Deadline

    December 31, 2019 at www.Go-GreenEvents.com

    Event Hours

    Kid's 1 mile fun run starts at 12 PM, Ranger Run 5K and guided nature hike start at 1 PM, Loon Lunge will start after all 5K runners & hikers have finished


    $25 plus registration costs for the Ranger Run 5K, $10 plus registration costs for kid's 1 mile fun run. Register online at www.Go-greenevents.com.


    Use promo code 5KSAVE20 to save 20% on villa and camping reservations during the events