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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

2016 Floppin' Flounder is June 4th  This year is the 25th Annual!!!
Registration is NOW OPEN!!!! Click Here to Register
CRC Members- Don't forget to visit the Member's Only page to get your discount code first!
Opportunity for Sponsorship!! 2016 Floppin Flounder Sponsorship Package
We need Volunteers to be on the Race Committee this year!
This is the perfect way to see what all goes into planning a Race!
Next Race Committee meeting will be on Wednesday April 20th, 6:30PM at the Belle Hall Starbucks in Mount Pleasant.
Please RSVP to Kat Wirtz your VP Races if you would like to be a part of the Floppin' Flounder Planning Committee

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 20 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, 60-65, 70 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 five 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 25 Featured Races left in 2016 (as of 4/3/16)
CRC May Social Event
Date: May 21 2016
Time: 3:30 PM
Joe P Riley Jr. Park
360 Fishburne Street
Lace up your running shoes and head to "The Joe" for the 13th Annual RiverDogs Run Forrest Run 5K Race presented by Fleet Feet Sports.

The course begins in front of "The Joe" and finishes at home plate where you will be greeted by RiverDogs players and Charlie T. RiverDogs himself.


Enjoy the awards ceremony during the post-race beer garden and dinner on Doby's Deck.


This is one of our Featured Races!

Registration includes a race packet, T-Shirt (while supplies last), dinner, awards ceremony and a ticket to the RiverDogs baseball game vs. the Columbia Fireflies.

Don't forget to get your Race Discount code on the Member's Only page before you register!
We will have our Charleston Running Club Tent on the Concourse for bag drop during the Race.