Eye Opener 2020

Spartanburg, SC

Meet Information

The Eye Opener has been canceled this year due to the decision of the Roger Milliken Center to close their arboretum to events.  We look forward to hosting the Eye Opener in early September, 2021.


Registration opens on June 1 (5:00 am).  Registration closes on August 31 (noon).

Entry Fee

There is no entry fee for high schools to compete in the Eye Opener.  Please encourage runners and parents to purchase an Eye Opener t-shirt at the meet.  This is how we recoup our expenses.

Schedule of Events

8:00 am Boys International (limit 14)

8:25 am Girls International (limit 14)

8:50 am Boys Championship (limit 10)

9:15 am Girls Championship (limit 10)

9:40 am Boys Junior Varsity (no limit)

10:05 am Girls Junior Varsity (no limit)


Coaches do not need to declare which races they will enter.  Teams may enter only on varsity race.  Please adhere to maximum entry limits (see above).

The International Division is reserved for schools who are members of their state NFHS governing body, or schools approved by these entities (such as SCISA and GISA).


Please plan to arrive early, as there are only two entrances into the Roger Milliken Center.  Buses and vans must enter from Business I-85.  Other vehicles may enter from either Business I-85 or Boiling Springs Highway/SC Highway 9. Alternative - Consider parking along I-585 Frontage Road.

Parking and admission are free.

Other Important Notes

Athletes must not warm up on the roads or parking lots of the Roger Milliken Center.  There is ample space to warm up behind the start/finish area.

Buildings are off-limits.

Runners are not allowed to wade/swim in the ponds

Schools should bring their own fluids (the arboretum has no water source). There will be limited water (for runners only) at the finish line.