PAL: Play. Advocate. Live Well.

Play. Advocate. Live Well. 

PAL: Play. Advocate. Live Well. (formerly Partners for Active Living), improves health and wellness throughout Spartanburg County by creating an environment and culture that fosters physical activity and healthy eating.  By utilizing vast natural green areas and trails, walking/biking through neighborhoods, playing outdoors, and sharing healthy meals, PAL makes healthy living fun and easy while embracing our wonderful quality of life. 

New trail development, through the Daniel Morgan Trail System or “The Dan”, is one of PAL’s strategic initiatives. This network is Spartanburg’s 50+ mile urban trail system consisting of existing and proposed trails. 

In partnership with the Spartanburg County government, PAL spearheaded and received a $23.8 million federal grant for almost 15 new miles of trails along the Fairforest Creek and a pedestrian and bicycle bridge over Highway 295! 

This will propel trail development forward after an already ambitious year that saw the River Birch trail extended along the Lawson’s Fork Creek past the Milliken Bridge up to East Main Street, two bridges installed over the Fairforest and Holston Creeks on Vanderbilt Road as part of the Three Creeks Trail and ramps being built up to the Drayton bridge to connect the trail into Beaumont.

Learn more about The Dan and the locations of where you can explore their trails. 

In addition to trails development, PAL built The RailYard Community Park that includes the Vic Bailey Subaru Park, owns and operates Spartanburg BCycle, and hosts the annual downtown Criterium and Turkey Day 8K,

They also have many advocacy programs that encourage healthy eating such as Eat Smart Move More Spartanburg, Food System Coalition, and school partnerships

The 17th Annual United Community Bank Turkey Day 8K on Thanksgiving morning in downtown Spartanburg! $10 donations are appreciated to benefit PAL’s mission to support local healthy eating and active living initiatives. The race will start at 7:30am at the Love Where You Live Mural in downtown Spartanburg. The first 75 men and women to cross the finish line win the coveted Turkey Day socks. Click here to learn more about the race and how to register! 

Giving to PAL is investing in your Spartanburg community. Every donation makes a difference and allows PAL to continue innovative health and wellness projects that are little or no cost to Spartanburg families. You can support PAL by giving online, sending them a check, or donating a used vehicle. Donate now for a healthy, vibrant, and connected Spartanburg!