Welcome to the Charleston Running Club!
The Charleston Running Club, created by runners for runners, exists for the purpose of the promotion, encouragement, organization and education of running and running activities for sport, recreation, competition and health in the local community.
Since 1977 the Charleston Running Club has been promoting running in the local running community. Early on we were instrumental in starting two of the area's largest races, the Cooper River Bridge Run and the Kiawah Marathon. While we don't direct either of these races anymore, we are represented on the board of the Bridge Run and we host the Charlie Post Classic 15K/5K in January along with the Floppin’ Flounder 5K in June.
With 650+ members, we welcome all running abilities. Our diverse group includes first time runners along with some of South Carolina’s elite runners. We all come together monthly to share our running stories, find new running partners, listen to a guest speaker or go for a group run. In addition to the social benefits, our members receive discounts on races, free training clinics, a great breakfast after the Cooper River Bridge Run and discounts from local retailers.
Charleston, South Carolina is the home of some of the most magnificent running routes in the country. Whether you are a lifelong resident or a short term visitor, we want you to explore the Lowcountry by running through our historic city streets, along our scenic beaches or across the Cooper River Bridge.
Please peruse the information we have gathered for you on the links to your left. If you have any questions or comments, please contact us anytime.
Club Membership Benefits
- DISCOUNTS TO OVER 30 LOCAL RACES
- DISCOUNTS AT LOCAL RETAILERS
- CLUB HOLIDAY PARTY
- GROUP RUN
- INDOOR WARMING AREA/ BAG DROP FOR CERTAIN COLD WEATHER RACES
- BREAKFAST AFTER COOPER RIVER BRIDGE RUN
- TRAINING CLINICS
- MONTHLY SOCIAL EVENTS
Floppin Flounder 5K June 3 2017 8AM Sullivan's Island Fish Fry Shack
The Floppin’ Flounder 5k is one of Charleston’s favorite races. Hosted by the Charleston Running Club, with help from the Sullivan’s Island Fire & Rescue Dept, this race has had a loyal following for 25 years!
The New USATF Certification Code Effective 12/01/2016 is : SC16077DW
Half of the proceeds from the Floppin’ Flounder benefit the Sullivan’s Island Fire And Rescue Dept. and half also goes to the Charleston Running Club (CRC).
The CRC gives funds to a College of Charleston scholarship along with hosting member events throughout the year.
Date: June 3rd at 8:00AM
Address of start: Sullivan’s Island Fish Shack Station 15, Middle St.
$25 ($20 for CRC Members) – January 1 – March 31
$30 ($25 for CRC Members) – April 1 – June 2
$35 Race Day – June 3
Age group and award breakdown:
• Top three overall male and female
• First Master (40 years and older) male and female
• First Grandmaster (50 years and older) male and female
• First Great Grandmaster (60 years and older) male and female
• Top 3 in the following age groups(14 and under,15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 and over. )
CASH AWARDS given to the top 3 Male and Female Overall
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FLOPPIN’ FLOUNDER 5K Sullivan’s Island, SC (run in June)
USATF Certified courses listed: SC11034BS, SC92017BS
>2016 417 finishers 15:22 Michael Banks 17:04 Laurie Knowles
>2015 455 finishers 16:09 Eric Ashton 19:36 Elyse Borisko
>2014 393 finishers 15:42 Chris Bailey 18:04 Caitlin Judd (Batten)
>2013 351 finishers 15:54 Jay Upchurch 18:31 Caitlin Judd (Batten)
>2012 328 finishers 15:48 Karl Walsh 17:37 Rives Poe
>2011 194 finishers 15:49 Jay Upchurch 17:39 Rives Poe
>2010 151 finishers 15:15 Neville Miller 18:41 Cynthia Mosteller
>2009 203 finishers 15:46 Jay Upchurch 18:28 Anne Clinton
>2008 368 finishers 16:45 Hunter Willis 19:04 Katie Thurmond
>2007 219 finishers 16:58 Will Huff 18:24 Rives Poe
>2006 174 finishers 17:04 Irv Batten 18:32 Anne Wyman Cipolla
>2005 178 finishers 16:08 David Weart 20:47 Meredith Wilson
>2004 192 finishers 16:44 Jason Annon 20:59 Meredith Wilson
>2003 206 finishers 16:42 Palmer Thomas 19:37 Lisa Tolley
>2002 182 finishers 16:32 Leroy Thomas 19:45 Jenny Johnson
2001 135 finishers 16:45 David Renneisen 20:17 Lisa Tolley
>2000 113 finishers 16:00 Dave Lee 18:01 Kerry Robinson
>1999 144 finishers 16:43 Tim Donahugh 17:51 Janice Addison
>1998 146 finishers 16:03 Derrick Williams 19:53 Christina Hallenbeck
>1997 152 finishers 16:06 Mark Friedrich 19:52 Jenny Kyle
>1996 153 finishers 16:16 Mark Friedrich 20:54 Patti Clark
>1995 160 finishers 15:54 Bob Schlau 19:35 Benita Schlau
>1994 198 finishers 16:00 John McMillan 20:02 Sarah Hardesty
>1993 148 finishers 16:03 Mark Friedrich 18:43 Leslie Trautman
1992 152 finishers 16:09 David McKay 19:20 Christine McKay
> indicates Cedric Jaggers complete results for that year in his database-
PDF copy available by request, missing results for 1992 and 2001 wanted;
send to JaggersRun@Comporium.Net
First year was 1992 – compiled by Cedric Jaggers- Records Underlined
Next meeting of Floppin' Flounder planning committee on Monday May 8th at 6:00 pm at McAlister’s in Mt. Pleasant.
COME OUT AND JOIN US!
GRACIE’S HOPE 5K RUN/WALK SATURDAY MAY 20, 2017 8:30 AM
LAUREL HILL COUNTY PARK
On Friday evening, December 2, 2016, four seniors were spending the evening together in Mt. Pleasant and on their way to dinner when an aggressive driver incident resulted in a tragic accident that changed their lives forever, as well as the lives of many others in this community and beyond. Gracie Benjamin was an honors student in the Health Sciences Program at Wando High School with plans to pursue a career in nursing following graduation in June 2017. Gracie’s smile would show you immediately that she was a kind hearted teen, with a great deal of compassion and love for everyone. She lost her life and her dreams way too soon because of a driver’s lack of patience and aggressiveness behind the wheel. As this community continues to grow and traffic becomes more difficult on our highways, let’s bring awareness to everyone to slow down and be conscious of our actions behind the wheel to prevent automobile tragedies and save the lives of our loved ones. In memory of her beautiful smile and kind hearted soul, we will run for GRACIE’S HOPE …..an effort to bring awareness to safe driving practices and HOPE that no other teen or family member will suffer this loss of life.
Gracie’s Hope 5K
April Group Run/Walk
Tuesday April 18th
Come out and join us as we do a Group Run around Hampton Park. We will meet at Rutledge Cab Co. at 6:30 PM and run 3.1 miles to Hampton Park around and back! Our After Run Meet Up will be Rutledge Cab Co. and of course, Appetizers will be on us!!
Click on logo for the menu at Rutledge Cab Co.
2017 Charleston Running Club Grand Prix
The Grand Prix Race Series is a friendly competition among CRC members. It also promotes participation in local area races with in the tri-county area.
Grand Prix Race Qualifier:
Located in Tri-County Area and listed on the 2017 CRC Race Calendar as a Grand Prix race.
5-year age groups results
USATF Certified Course
1. Any active CRC member who participates in a Grand Prix race is eligible and will be scored. Pay the one-time registration fee of $15 to the Charleston Running Club. Pay your race registration, run and you are included.
2. Your best (10) race finishes will determine your final score. You can run fewer races and still accumulate enough points to place. However, you must run at least (10) races to be eligible for a season award.
3. Your age as of the first 2017 Grand Prix race will determine your age group for the year. Age group breakdowns for males and females are: 14 and under,15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90 and over.
4. To be scored, you have to be an active (paid) member the day before a race.
5. After each Race you email your time and placement to Dani Girard- Grand Prix Coordinator
Results will be posted on the CRC website as promptly as possible.
Questions –email Dani Girard- Grand Prix Coordinator
Click Here for Details, to Register and Check Scoring!