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Greenville 5K race honors 'Spirit of Boston'

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Monday's 5K race will end at Fluor Field. (File/FOX Carolina) Monday's 5K race will end at Fluor Field. (File/FOX Carolina)

Runners will take to the road in downtown Greenville on Monday with Boston on their minds as the Greenville Drive hosts the Spirit of Boston 5K race.

The Greenville Drive, emediagroup and Setup Events are hosting the race, which starts at 5:30 p.m. and leads into the Drive's game against the Asheville Tourists at 7:05 p.m.

"We are thrilled to host the Spirit of Boston Run on April 21," commented Drive General Manager Eric Jarinko. "With over $20,000 raised, last year's Run for One event was a huge success in support of the events at last year's Boston Marathon, and making this an annual event will be a great step as we continue our efforts to bring the Greenville community closer to the city of Boston."

As an affiliate team of the Boston Red Sox, the Drive and Fluor Field have a distinct connection to Boston.

Monday's race starts at the Caine Halter YMCA, with the course winding its way through Cleveland Park from the YMCA. The race includes a version of the Boston Marathon's "Heartbreak Hill."

Runners and walkers will finish by entering Fluor Field, running by its own version of the iconic Green Monster, and crossing home plate while high-fiving players and coaches from the Drive.

Proceeds from the 5K will go to the City of Greenville Community Youth Baseball Program.

Click here for more information about the race. Note, online registration has closed.

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