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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 Bohicket Marina 5K/10K Saturday September 17

The 6th Annual Bohicket Marina 5K & 10K Run will offer participants a fantastic view of the scenery on the exclusive Seabrook Island.  The 5K & 10K races will both start at 8:00AM and following the races there will be an after party on the boardwalk at the Bohicket Marina!

All proceeds will benefit the charities of both the Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange club and the Charleston Running Club.

The Bohicket Marina is located at 1880 Andell Bluff Blvd, Johns Island, SC

  • The start time for both runs will be 8:00AM.
  • First 200 registrants will receive a short sleeve technical shirt.
  • Event parking will be at the Bohicket Marina.
  • USTF Certified Course – Chip Timed – 5 Year Age Categories
  • Awards – Top 3 Age Categories (M/F) and Top 3 Overall (M/F) to be presented following the completion of both races.
  • There will be an after party on the Boardwalk at Bohicket Marina following the Awards Ceremony!

If you're running..... now's the time to sign up.
If you're NOT running this year's race ..... now's the time to VOLUNTEER!
Volunteer Registration will open SOON!

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)
July Social Event
Date: July 28 2016
Time:  6:00 pm
Blue Sky Endurance
They offer running, cycling, swimming & triathlon gear, services & programs to help you swim stronger, bike faster, run longer.
Your Sky. Your Limit.
Help send Raven Saunders to Rio!

Burke High School Alumni and Low-Country native, Raven Saunders, has recently earned a spot on the US Track and Field Olympic Team as a Shot Putter. Her hard work and determination has given her the opportunity of a lifetime to represent our country in Rio. We are so proud of Raven and want to show her our support by helping get her family to Rio to cheer her on! Raven is seeking assistance in funding her Mother, Sister, and Aunt’s trip and travel expenses. Thursday July 28th at 6pm Blue Sky Endurance will be hosting a community fun run and fundraiser, with proceeds going directly to Raven Saunders’ Go Fund Me page. Tickets for prize drawings are $1 and can be purchased all week prior to the event. You do not need to be present to win. Prizes include local race entries, gift certificates, and much, much more! Food and drinks will be served promptly after the run. 

Join us in the support of a local athlete’s pursuit for the gold!