MSA-Spartanburg’s Chase the Maverick 5K

Story by Jen Jordan / January 24, 2019

About the Event

Join us Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Duncan Park for Meeting Street Academy Spartanburg’s Chase the Maverick 5k. The event will include prizes, local vendors, music, and more! The 5k race will begin at 9:00 a.m. followed by the 1-mile Kids’ Fun Run at 9:15 a.m. Funds received from the race will go toward student wellness and running club at MSAS. This event is open to the community. We welcome anyone who loves Spartanburg to come and join our students, families, teachers, and partners as we race together.

Event Details

When: Saturday, May 11th
Check In: 8:30 am
5K Race Start Time: 9:00am
Fun Run Start Time: 9:15am
Location: Duncan Park, 1000 Duncan Park Spartanburg, SC 29302

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Sponsorship Opportunities

In order to keep entry fees for our students & families low and to ensure that every student participant receives a custom finish medal, the MSAS team has created various sponsorship opportunities. This race will be open to the entire Spartanburg and surrounding community and will be a wonderful way for our MSAS family to continue to grow their community presence and support.

Please contact Siobhan Ragan at or (854) 253-1800 if you are interested.

Grit Sponsorship – $50.00  Helps buy water for approximately 25 participants

Your name will appear on a sign at the 1 mile line. Your company name will be printed on the back of our race day t-shirts, on our flyers and our social media/website.

Sparkle City Sponsorship – $100.00  Helps buy fruit for approximately 50 participants

Your name will appear on a sign at the 1 & 2 mile lines, on the back of race day t-shirts, on our flyers and our social media/website.

Maverick Sponsorship – $200.00 – Helps pay for 50 finish medals for MSAS students

Your name will appear on a sign at the 1, 2 & 3 mile lines, on our race day t-shirts, on any event flyers, and our social media/website. You will also be able to set up a table/tent at the race.

Thank you for supporting our scholars in all aspects of their lives!

Students and faculty at a race

Thank You To Our Sponsors


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About Meeting Street Schools

Meeting Street Schools (MSS) is an innovative non-profit where schools, families, and the community collaborate to create environments where all children can achieve their full potential. With a network of schools across South Carolina, including MSA-Charleston (Charleston, SC), MSA-Spartanburg (Spartanburg, SC), MS-Brentwood (North Charleston, SC), MS-Burns (North Charleston, SC), and MS-Jasper & Beaufort (Jasper, SC), we are committed to providing students with the rigorous education they deserve.

Founded on the principle that every child deserves an excellent education regardless of their socio-economic background, Meeting Street Schools has been a beacon of hope and a testament to what's possible in education. Our schools are driven by a strong focus on student achievement, evidence-based instruction, and relentless support of our students and their families.

While united by our shared mission, each MSS campus, is unique in its character, tapping into the local spirit of the communities they serve. Explore each of our schools and discover how they're creating a brighter future for students in South Carolina.

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Our Schools

MSA – CharlestonDowntown Charleston, SC - Independent School - Since 2008 - 364 Students

Nestled in the heart of Charleston, South Carolina, MSA Charleston is more than just a school—it’s a hub for innovative learning and community engagement. As part of the Meeting Street Schools network, MSA Charleston embodies a commitment to excellence through its rigorous academic programs, inclusive culture, and focus on developing the whole child. With a curriculum that emphasizes both academic and personal growth, MSA Charleston prepares students to be curious learners and active citizens of their community.

MSA – SpartanburgDowntown Spartanburg, SC - Public School - Since 2012 - 323 Students

MSA Spartanburg stands as a pillar of educational innovation in the Spartanburg community. The school’s dedicated educators and supportive learning environment ensure that each child receives a high-quality, personalized education with exceptional faculty and teachers. MSA Spartanburg is distinguished by its emphasis on community partnership, fostering relationships that extend beyond the classroom to build a strong foundation for lifelong learning and success.

MS – BrentwoodNorth Charleston, SC - Public School - Since 2014 - 694 Students

MS Brentwood is a place where education meets opportunity. Serving the Brentwood area, this school is a testament to the transformative power of education. With a student-centered approach that celebrates diversity and encourages excellence, MS Brentwood is dedicated to equipping students with the skills they need to thrive in the 21st century. MS Brentwood also serves as a hub for the Brentwood community to access educational and wellness services. The school’s commitment to innovation, coupled with a warm, welcoming environment, makes it a standout in the MSS network.

MS – BurnsNorth Charleston, SC - Public School - Since 2018 - 478 Students

Located in a community rich with history and culture, MS Burns is renowned for its dynamic educational approach that intertwines traditional learning with modern teaching techniques. The school’s focus on experiential learning ensures that students at MS Burns are not only recipients of knowledge but also active participants in their educational journey. MS Burns exists to spark an educational revolution for the students and families in the Dorchester-Waylyn Neighborhood in North Charleston. With a commitment to creating a supportive and challenging academic environment, MS Burns is forging a new path in public education.

MS – Jasper & BeaufortJasper County, SC - Public Charter School - Fall 2023 -

MS Jasper represents the Meeting Street Schools’ dedication to community-based education with a global perspective. The school provides a nurturing environment where students are encouraged to explore their potential and cultivate a love for learning. With its diverse programs such as Eureka Math, and Wit and Wisdom, MS Jasper puts a major emphasis on character development, specialized learning and equips students to become thoughtful, engaged members of society, reflecting the MSS ethos of empowerment through education.


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“MSA is a family. Once you’re in, you’re in. They said they would follow our kids from K-3 to college and they actually lived up to what they said they would do. Not only did MSA challenge my daughter academically but it also exposed her to new things that she probably wouldn’t have been exposed to at our previous neighborhood school. Our journey at MSA was exciting and rewarding. They actually walk the walk.”

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“We come into work everyday truly believing that our students are capable of achieving anything that is put in front of them. Here at MSS, students are provided the opportunity to achieve success through the facilitation of well-educated teachers, resources, and a responsive classroom school environment.”

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