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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


 

Training Clinic for the 2017 Cooper River Bridge Run

Are you ready to "Get Over It!?"

Let us help you get ready! The 2017 Cooper River Bridge Run Training Clinic starts in January.

The Clinic is set to run 12 weeks from January 11, 2017 through March 29, 2017. 

Training is scheduled for 6:00 PM every Wednesday at the Mt. Pleasant Community Track off Houston-Northcutt Blvd

Online Registration Only


CRC Featured Race Grand Prix!!!
 

The Grand Prix Race Series is a friendly competition among CRC members. It also promotes participation in local area races that have offered a discount to running club members. 

 

Series Rules 

1. Any active CRC member who participates in a Grand Prix race is eligible and will be scored. Pay your race registration, run and you are included.

 

2. There are over 50 featured races in 2016. 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. For the 19 and under and 70 and over age groups the minimum will be (5) races. 

 

3. Your age as of the first Grand Prix race (January 30th) 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- VP Programs

 

Results will be posted on the CRC website as promptly as possible. 

Questions –email  Dani Girard- VP Programs

 

Series Scoring 

1. Overall – In every race the top three males and females (overall) will be scored:

  • 150 pts for 1st,
  • 120 pts for 2nd
  • 110 pts for 3rd

 

2. Age Groups – The top three male and female members in each age group will be scored:

  • 100 pts for 1st
  • 90 pts for 2nd  
  • 80 pts for 3rd

All remaining finishers in each age group will be awarded 50 points. 

 

3. Participation score - These are based on race distance.

  • 5 pts 5K
  • 10 pts 5M or 10K
  • 15 pts 15K or 10M
  • 20 pts Half Marathon
  • 25 pts 20M
  • 30 pts Marathon

 

Series Awards Season

Top 3 Overall Male/Female

Top 3 Masters Male/Female (40-49)

Top 3 Grand Masters Male/Female (50-59)

Top 3 Great Grand Masters Male/Female (60+)

 

 

For 2016 all participants completing the minimum race requirements will receive CRC Grand Prix awards that will differ in design from year to year.

 
Visit the Members Only page to Join and view Results!!
 
We have 20 Featured Races left in 2016 (as of 6/20/16)
 
 
 

Charlie Post Classic Logo Contest!

Win A Free Entry to the Charlie Post Classic!

 

Design a new logo for the 2017 Charlie Post Classic! Win a free entry and a gift certificate from The Foot Store or Fleet Feet.

Deadline is September 30th.

  • File format submit for the document. i.e. png, jpeg, jpg, etc
  • The image can be in black and white or color, if in color, limit to 3-4 colors.

  • No age restrictions--anyone can participate.

  • The prize will be a Free Entry to the Charlie Post Classic or a gift certificate to Fleet Feet or Foot Store

  • Design must be running-themed and include: Bicycle/Bicyclist and Lighthouse.

  • Judging will take place at our October meeting. Winner announced that evening.

  • Email your designed logo to Kat at Kat Wirtz

Come say goodbye to Anne Boone! Sunday October 2nd, at Triangle in Mt. Pleasant.

 

Anne Boone

 

Anne Boone is moving to California to be with her family. Anne has meant very much to the running community and will be greatly missed. 
Please join us for a drop-in farewell on Sunday October 2nd at Triangle Char and Bar in Mt. Pleasant from 9:30 am until Noon.
Light refreshments will be provided, however full brunch and alcohol beverages are individual responsibility.