Race the Helix Upstate

Join us virtually for the 7th annual Race the Helix – Upstate!

Register here

Yes, we had hoped to see you back for an in-person event this spring, but it’s more important that we keep our friends, families, and communities safe.

The GOOD news
You don’t have to be in Greenville to join in the fun! You can run, walk, skip, or jump, and support the GGC Foundation from anywhere AND you don’t have to get up early on a Saturday morning – complete your run or walk whenever you like in the week leading up to May 8.

The GREAT news!
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!

New this year!
A peer-to-peer fundraising campaign allows you to involve your friends and family in supporting the great work of GGC. Share your passion for our mission and while you’re at it, earn raffle tickets for some terrific prizes!

Interested in sponsoring this year’s event? Contact the GGC Foundation at (864) 388-1801 or see those details here…

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

Gene Week 2018 Begins!

September 29th- October 6th

Join us for Gene Week 2018 celebrating GGC and all things genetic! Plan now to attend our family-friendly events and a free evening talk on a hot topic
in genetics!

All events will be held on the Greenwood Genetic Center campus.

Race the Helix – Greenwood

Saturday, October 6th – 9am

Race the 5K or walk the 1 mile course to benefit the GGC Foundation.

$25 for the 5K. The 1 mile walk is FREE thanks to Walk the Helix sponsors, Manley Garvin, LLC and Stockman Oil!

Online registration has closed. You can register onsite from 8-8:45 am on Saturday!


GGC gratefully acknowledges all of the sponsors and partners who make these event possible!

Jammin’ for Genes 

Self Regional Healthcare, Ballentine Ford, Greenwood Community Foundation (Honoring Children with Autism), Hodges Law Firm, First Citizens Bank, Buzhardt’s
Trash Service, Daisy Uniforms, Little Pigs BBQ, Sunny 103.5

Race the Helix

Bionano, Illumina, Mutual of America, Thermofisher Scientific, Frank and Cathy Witney, McDonald’s of Greenwood, Lonza, Sanofi Genzyme, Greenwood Regional
Rehabilitation Hospital, Fox Sports Greenwood, Ascend, Carolina Automotive, Carolina Health Centers, Countybank, Greenwood Eye Clinic, The Stevenson
Family, Burton Center Foundation, Alka and Ridhi Chaubey, Digestive Disease Group, Dr. Mary Charles Haigler, DMD, MS, Daisy Uniform, Rush Heating and
Cooling, Speedway Car Care Center, CE Bourne and Company, Pediatric Dentistry of Greenwood, Starbucks, Allegra Printing, and Thompson Forest Consultants.

Race the Helix - Greenwood - Virtual Event

September 26 – October 3, 2020

It’s hard to believe that Race the Helix has been supporting families impacted by genetic disorders for 10 years!

For reasons I guess we don’t need to explain, this fall’s 10th anniversary Race the Helix – Greenwood will be held virtually. While we will miss seeing
all of our wonderful friends and supporters on our campus, the new virtual event does allow us to engage GGC friends from all over the world!

We’re excited to unveil our new 10th-anniversary logo and a new peer-to-peer campaign allowing you to recoup your registration fee by becoming a partner
with the GGC Foundation! Visit our registration page for all of the details!

Keep an eye on this page and the Greenwood Genetic Center and Race the Helix social media channels for continuous updates on how plans are unfolding!

Log your run/walk and share photos here!

Register Today!



Meet Reggie Roper

Reggie has been part of the GGC family for over 18 years. He has short stature, webbing of his hands, pulmonary stenosis, seizures and hydrocephalus along with developmental delay. He carried an initial diagnosis of cardiofaciocutaneous (CFC) syndrome; however, as genetic testing advanced, GGC made the diagnosis of Noon...

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