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
2018 Charlie Post Classic 15K/5K
Saturday January 27th 8:30AM
Middle Street and Station 15 Sullivans Island, SC 29482
The Charlie Post Classic 15K and 5k is the signature running event of the Charleston Running Club. Now in its 34th year, this race honors the memory of Dr. Charlie Post, a well-known Charleston runner, triathlete and family physician who volunteered his time and medical talents to the running community.
Dr. Post had been a very active member of the Charleston Running Club, served as the head of the College of Charleston’s student health services, and also was the school’s team physician for varsity sports.
As a memorial, the Charleston Running Club funds an annual scholarship in his memory through the athletic department of the College of Charleston
Age group and award breakdown:
Top 3 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 Finishers in both the 15K and 5K
Register Charlie Post Classic 15K/5K
A big thanks to all those that came out to celebrate our Holiday Party this year!
We would like to thank our outgoing Board Members Rick Rockwell and Isabel Romero for their service to the club!
Congratulations to our 2018 Board Members. We look forward to your assistance in keeping the Charleston Running Club a great steward for the promotion, encouragement, organization, and education of running activities for sport, recreation, competition, and health the the local community!
Our 2018 Board Members are:
Club President : Ray Hauck
VP Programs: Kevin Keenan
VP Equipment: Brian Malak
VP Races: Dawn Kahley
VP Communication: Chad Plasters
Secretary: Nancy Curry
Treasurer: Pat Welch
Membership: Catherine Hollister
As well as voting in our 2018 Board Members, the resolution to create a new Volunteer Coordinator passed. If you or anyone you know might be a great fit for this position, please contact anyone on the board to let them know you are interested!
January Travelin' Group Run
Tuesday January 23rd 2018
Our First Group Run of the Year! We are heading back to Summerville!! Join us at Carolina Ale House at 6 PM. Don't forget your night running gear/lights. Group Run starts at 6PM from Carolina Ale House and we will meet up for Apps. on the Running Club!
RSVP January Travelin' Group Run- Summerville - 1/23/2018
It's that time again!! Join us as we clean up the marsh along Ben Sawyer Blvd on Sullivan's Island on February 3rd!!
2017 Charleston Running Club Grand Prix
Congratulations to the 2017 Grand Prix Participants!
We are currently working to tally all scores and ensure we have the correct standings.
All participants will be notified when the results are finalized.
If you have not paid yet, please do so.
If your membership is not current, please renew.
These are two requirements to participate in the Grand Prix
that we are being flexible on until the end of the year.
Don't miss out on your award or banquet dinner because of either!!
Stay Tuned for our 2018 Grand Prix Format, Rules, and Scoring!
Click Here for Details, to Register and Check Scoring!