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The Charleston Running Club proudly presents the annual Charlie Post Classic 15K & 5K held on beautiful Sullivan's Island.

It is the signature running event of the Charleston Running Club and it honors the memory of Dr. Charlie Post.

Charlie was 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 until his untimely death in 1984.

As a memorial, the Charleston Running Club funds an annual scholarship in his memory through the athletic department of the College of Charleston.

From 1980 through 1986 the race was held in Charleston. in 1987 the race wasn't held because the Citadel refused to let the course go through the campus. Since 1988, the race has been held at Sullivan's Island.


Registration is now open for our 2018 Charlie Post Classic on January 27, 2018! More details below.
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Charlie POst History
History of the Charlie Post Classic by Cedric Jagger Nov 1985
Charlie Post has always been an integral part of the race which now bears his name. From it's beginning in 1980, when he organized and directed it as The Family Practice Fitness Run, he was its driving force. 

Charlie Post was a medical doctor who specialized in Family Practice. The Association of Family Practice Physicians was holding its annual convention in Charleston in 1980 at the Sheraton. Charlie thought it would be a good idea to have a race in conjunction with the convention to encourage the public and the physicians to improve their fitness. Thus was born the Family Practice Physicians Fitness Run. To encourage family participation there was a free 1 mile fun run which awarded 5 trophies to the first 5 finishers who were under 12 years of age. For the older runners he set up a 5K, using almost the same course as today's race and a 15K which was 3 loops of the 5K course. The T-shirts for the first race were provided by a beer sponsor and were a surprise to Charlie. The logo and beer advertisement were on the front and the race name and distance were on the back of the shirts. Awards were different also, as they were given in varying depths up to 9 deep based on the number of runners pre-registered in age divisions. 

For the 2nd and 3rd running of the Family Practice Runs, Charlie did away with the T-shirts. Instead he gave 30 ounce plastic tumblers with the race name and distances on them. The one mile free fun run was continued and so were the variable depth age group awards. For the 3rd running (1982) Charlie ran the race for the only time, jumping in after he fired the starting gun and winning one of his own age group awards. 

For a number of reasons, Charlie decided not to have a 4th Family Practice run: the convention had moved to another city; his practice was growing and demanding more of his time; and Charlie had started getting serious about Triathlon training. At any rate, he had already told a number of people that the race would not be held. 

In July 1983 while bicycling in preparation for a triathlon. Charlie collided with a van which was parked in the bicycle path on the Isle of Palms and was paralyzed from the neck down. Art Liberman took over the race and changed its name and purpose. The name of the race was changed to the Charlie Post Classic; the purpose. to raise funds to help pay some of Charlie's enormous medical expenses. 

Charlie started the races from his wheelchair by voice command, and they were successes in every way. The 5K and 15K were held, the 1 mile fun run was discontinued. 

Charlie was looking forward to the 1984 races and he planned to start them again. However. on October 28th of that year he died from complications caused by his accident. Since Charlie had always been a man who helped other people, it was decided to continue the race. It's purpose would now be an ongoing one: to fund a scholarship in the name of Charie Post. The 1984 races were the most successful yet. but Charlie's absence was felt. 

The Charlie Post Memorial Scholarship was established at the College of Charleston. Miss Laurie Yarbrough of Anderson, SC was selected as the first recipient. 

For 1985, Randall Brown is Race Director and the 5K and 15K courses are both slightly changed from last year. Both are also TAC certified. The 1985 race will again fund the Charlie Post Memorial Scholarship. Although Charlie is with us now only in spirit, those of us who knew him will never forget him. 
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Historical Results
Historical Results
Year Finishers Male Overall Winner Female Overall Winner
2017 357 / 321 15:44 Matt Shock / 46:43 Michael Banks 17:52 Joy Miller / 52:37 Laurie Knowles
2016 297 / 292 17:13 A.J. Gawryluk / 49:56 Chris Bailey 19:44 Maggie Gill / 58:06 Caitlin Batten
2015 293 / 266 15:52 Nick Putnam / 46:47 Michael Banks 19:55 Blair Turner / 57:03 Alyssa Bloomquist
2014 281 / 265 17:59 Wells Johnson / 45:54 Michael Banks 21:27 Elizabeth Currey / 53:00 Laurie Knowles
2013 297 / 326 17:13 A.J. Gawryluk / 47:40 Michael Banks 19:44 Maggie Gill / 55:16 Alyssa Kulik
2012 406 / 391 16:15 PATRICK MORGAN / 47:59 STUART MORAN 19:33 SARA JENKINS / 57:54 RIVES POE
2011 253 / 272 17:36 WILL HUFF / 48:46 JAY UPCHURCH 20:55 LAUREN JAYNES / 60:26 ANNE WYMAN CIPOLLA
2010 153 / 187 16:19 BRIAN JOHNSON / 50:22 CHRIS BAILEY 19:13 ANNE CLINTON / 60:42 HEATHER KNIGHT
2009 323 / 389 15:58 CHRIS LAMPERSKI / 49:19 BRIAN JOHNSON 18:00 JENNY McDONAGH / 56:11 SOPAGNA EAP
2008 342 / 324 15:36 KURT RUSSELL / 51:06 JAY UPCHURCH 20:08 GUINN GARRETT / 60:51 ANNE WYMAN CIPOLLA
2007 414 / 356 15:07 NEIL McDONAGH / 51:58 TOM MATHER 20:22 MARIE DOMIN / 59:26 RIVES POE
2006 296 / 299 16:08 IRV BATTEN / 50:22 MIKE AIKEN 20:21 KELLY HAZEL / 59:46 LISA TOLLEY
2005 237 / 233 15:29 IRV BATTEN / 51:29 TOM MATHER 21:42 BETH CAVANAUGH / 66:35 BETSY VERONEE
2004 282 / 250 16:58 JOERG SCHMIDT / 51:27 IRV BATTEN 18:41 KERRY ROBINSON / 61:40 SARAH REED
2003 170 / 192 15:25 DANIEL HUGHES / 50:31 BRIAN JOHNSON 20:43 MEREDITH MITCHELL / 59:31 ANNE WYMAN CIPOLLA
2002 276 / 288 16:01 MIKE AIKEN / 55:45 ERIC PARKER 20:41 EMILY EADES / 59:13 KERRY ROBINSON
2001 252 / 243 16:15 TOM MATHER / 50:18 JOHN DAVISSON 18:25 KERRY ROBINSON / 61:02 ANNE WYMAN FOUCHE
2000 93 / 103 18:32 MICHAEL DROSE / 47:59 STUART MORAN 19:23 NANCY BRENNAN / 68:43 BARBARA JEAN WAGNER
1999 300 / 289 16:08 CHARLES KLAES / 47:29 ERIC ASHTON 20:15 NANCY BRENNAN / 60:23 RUTH MARIE MILLIMAN
1998 418 / 312 15:21 IRV BATTEN / 51:24 PAUL OKERBURG 18:25 KERRY ROBINSON / 59:46 PATT LOGGINS
1997 392 / 253 15:36 MARK FRIEDRICH / 51:33 BOB SCHLAU 18:16 BETSY VERONEE / 61:39 JENNY KYLE
1996 266 / 172 16:01 JAMES WHITE / 50:38 TOM MATHER 19:03 PATT LOGGINS / 63:07 CLARICE MARANA
1995 304 / 218 16:10 TOM MATHER / 50:50 BOB SCHLAU 17:36 BETSY VERONEE / 61:16 PATT LOGGINS
1994 336 / 202 15:21 ROBERT BUTCHER / 51:10 MARK FRIEDRICH 17:36 BETSY VERONEE / 59:54 BENITA SCHLAU
1993 259 / 162 15:52 ROBERT BUTCHER / 49:45 TOM MATHER 19:35 WILMA DEPIORE / 59:08 CHARITY FILLMORE
1992 368 / 245 16:01 BOB MORAN / 48:55 ROB DEVLIN 19:08 DEBRA CAVINESS / 60:03 BENITA SCHLAU
1991 283 / 214 15:30 MARK FRIEDRICH / 49:41 RIC BANNING 18:44 TERRY BARTOSH(LUZADER) / 54:50 ALISON ROXBURG
1990 344 / 269 15:12 BOB SCHLAU / 46:10 ROB DEVLIN 19:36 THERESE KILLEEN / 54:32 NANCY GRAYSON
1989 319 / 216 14:51 ROB DEVLIN / 47:20 RIC BANNING 18:04 BETSY VERONEE / 55:06 NANCY GRAYSON
1988 260 / 190 15:26 MARC EMBLER / 47:52 JEFF WENTWORTH 17:55 BETSY VERONEE / 53:50 MEGAN OTHERSEN(GORMAN)
1987 0 / 0 Race Not Held Citade Refused Course through campus
1986 419 / 229 14:44 TOM HOWE / 48:05 PAUL LAYMON 17:29 BETSY VERONEE / 54:51 MARCIA MANSUR
1985 403 / 313 14:56 STEWART ULDRICK / 47:36 BOB SCHLAU 18:51 BETSY VERONEE / 54:48 SUE BOSCH
1984 339 / 248 14:39 MARC EMBLER / 44:55 DAVID BRANCH 18:24 CATHERINE LEMPESIS / 54:16 MARY KAY CAMPBELL
1983 262 / 176 15:13 MARTY MAAG / 47:46 BOB SCHLAU 18:32 MARY COPELAND / 63:18 CAROL DAVIS
1982 134 / 99 15:58 CHUCK MAGERA / 50:54 PAUL LAYMON 18:16 MARY COPELAND / 59:41 ANNE REED BOONE
1981 108 / 102 15:31 CHUCK MAGERA / 48:52 TONY ABRUZZIO 19:18 GAIL BAILEY / 56:46 SALLIE DRIGGERS
1980 82 / 87 15:51 MAT SMITH / 50:13 CHUCK GATHAM 23:01 PEGGY LEDFORD / 60:22 SALLIE DRIGGERS
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2018 Charlie Post Classic
2018 35th Annual Charlie Post Classic Registration is now open! Click for more race details.
Logo to be developed
January 27, 2018
  • Registration is now open for the 35th Annual Charlie Post Classic!
  • Register before January 13, 2018 and pay only $25!
  • After then, the prices increases to $30!
  • Race Starts at 8:30
  • Register Now!
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2017 Charlie Post Classic
2017 34th Annual Charlie Post Classic
January 28,2017
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2016 Charlie Post Classic
2016 33rd Annual Charlie Post Classic
January 30,2016
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2015 Charlie Post Classic
2015 32nd Annual Charlie Post Classic
January 10,2015
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2014 Charlie Post Classic
2014 31st Annual Charlie Post Classic
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2013 Charlie Post Classic
2013 30th Annual Charlie Post Classic
January 26,2013
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2013 Charlie Post Classic
Prior to 2013 Charlie Post Classic

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