Race the Helix - Upstate

Join us in-person or virtually for the 10th annual Race the Helix – Upstate on Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 9am!


Join us at Lake Conestee Nature Park in Greenville for a fun family event supporting a wonderful cause! Or you can participate and make a difference from wherever you are through our virtual event!

Registration for the 5K race is $25 and the 1 mile run/walk is FREE! The very popular Race the Helix t-shirts (tie-dyed this year to celebrate GGC’s 1974 founding) are also available for purchase through March 31.

All proceeds from Race the Helix-Upstate will directly benefit patients and families in need of genetic services. Through the Foundation’s GGC Cares Fund, families who need genetic evaluations or testing, but are unable to afford it, can access these life-changing services thanks to your support!

Interested in sponsoring this year’s event? Contact the GGC Foundation at (864) 388-1801 or get more info here…

To learn more about Race the Helix, the family that started it all, and the Greenwood Genetic Center, check out this video.

Race the helix Upstate detail on tie dye background

Race the Helix - Greenwood

October 7, 2023

Race the Helix logo

Online registration is now open!

It’s hard to believe that Race the Helix has been supporting families impacted by genetic disorders for 13 years!

Join us on Saturday, October 7 at 9am on GGC’s Greenwood campus for the 13th annual Race the Helix-Greenwood! Sign up for the 5K ($25) or 1 mile event (free).

A 5K virtual option is also available for our faraway friends!

All proceeds support the GGC Cares Fund of the Greenwood Genetic Center Foundation which directly supports families who are in need of genetic services and testing. We are so grateful for your support of Race the Helix and ultimately, the patients and families of those impacted by genetic disorders. We hope that you will enjoy your walk or run with us in Greenwood or wherever you are!

Race the helix flyer - October 7 at 9am at GGC

Download the flyer here

Meet the Shenal family to learn how Race the Helix got started…

Link to Race the Helix story video




Lucy's Story

Lucy's Story

When our daughter Lucy had a metabolic crisis at 7 days old, we were shocked and devastated to find out that she was born with a rare genetic disorder (MSUD). Her newborn screening results did not make it back in time to prevent the crisis, and no one at our local hospital was familiar with the disease. They did not know how to treat her. Calls were made to Greenwood Genetic Center to confirm her diagnosis and guide her care. Dr. Champaigne and Ami...

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