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The Charleston Running Club, created by runners, exists for the purpose of the promotion, organization, and education, of running and running activities for sport, recreation, competition and health in the local community. 
 
        
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.
 
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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

HUGE THANK YOU!! 2016 Charleston Running Club Board

 

Charleston Running Club Accomplishments in 2016


?Organization:

  • Revamped CRC website and upgraded newsletter, now termed “The Rundown”

  • Updated member database to eliminate duplications

  • Organized the storage facility

  • Modernized the club’s accounting system

  • Improved relationships with many different running groups, local merchants, civic leaders and community organizations such as Meeting Street Academy,  Louie’s Kids,  Engaging Creative Minds and Surfrider Foundation

  • Provided expo and race day volunteers at the Charleston Marathon and expo volunteers for the Cooper River Bridge Run

  • Generated increased publicity and promotion of the CRC via TV and print media

  • Revived Club group runs throughout many Low Country locations 

  • Established and maintained inaugural Grand Prix Race program for club members – a friendly year-long competition amongst club members, culminating with an awards ceremony to announce the winners


?   Additional Cooper River Bridge Run support:

  • Host family for International Elites

  • Conducted official 12 week training clinic (generating 22 new members)

  • Hosted annual Bridge Run breakfast in Marion Square for close to 200

  • Provided final corrected lists of age group award winners

  • Supplied 3 hours of live TV studio commentary for the Bridge Run


?  Conducted 3 popular local races, each with increased registration:

  • Charlie Post Classic 15/5K in January (at which several state records were broken)

  • Floppin’ Flounder in June

  • Officially added the Bohicket Marina 10/5K in September

  • Race proceeds led to substantial donations to the College of Charleston, Sullivan’s Island Fire Department, Bohicket Marina Exchange Club, and Racers for Pacers

  • Designed and re-certified new courses for Charlie Post Classic and Floppin’ Flounder for better flow and increased runner safety

  • Updated and maintained club race records and coordinated certification of new SC race records with state governing officials


  • Hosted monthly social events including family night at the movies (to see Race); family “day at the races” at a River Dogs game, Good Form Running clinic at the Foot Store, Yoga for Runners, Adopted-A-Highway clean-up of Sullivan’s Island Causeway, Farewell to Anne Boone, Meet Mark Embler at Blue Sky Endurance, and group runs in Mount Pleasant, West Ashley, James Island and Sullivan’s Island


  • Spearheaded successful campaign to raise funds for Charleston’s own Olympian and recent Burke HS graduate, Raven Saunders’ mother and sister to attend Rio Olympics




 


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




34th Annual Charlie Post Classic
January 28th 2017   8:30AM
Sullivan's Island Fish Fry Shack

 

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.

 
Location: Sullivan's Island Fish Fry Shack, Middle Street & Hennessy Street
 
Cost: 
  • Now till Thanksgiving Day at midnight: $20*/$25
  • Black Friday until December 31st: $25*/$30
  • January 1st thru January 26th: $30*/$35
  • PPU and Race Day: (no CRC member discount) $40*/$40
*member discount code: lastnamefirstname: all lowercase, no spaces.
Use name as listed on your membership- example: smithjohn 
Click Here if you have trouble using your discount code
 

Age group and award breakdown:

  • Top three 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.)
Event Schedule:
  • January 27 11:30 AM EST - Packet Pick Up: 11:30AM - 6:00PM (Location TBD)
  • January 28 06:30 AM EST - Packet Pick Up: Before the Race
  • January 28 08:30 AM EST - 15K/5K Race Start

Registration is Now Open!!

 
 
We need LOTS of volunteers!
If you have a friend/family member running this is the BEST way to support them!
volunteer here
 
 
 
January Group Run/Walk

Tuesday January 24th

6:00PM


Come out and join us as we do a Group Run in Summerville. We will meet at Carolina Ale House at 6PM and run 3 miles out and back in the Nexton Community. (course details provided when you RSVP below)
We will meet up afterwards at Carolina Ale House for Appetizers on us!!
 
MAKE SURE TO WEAR REFLECTIVE GEAR since it will be close to nightfall. We will have mini flashlights for you to carry on your run.
 

2016 Grand Prix Results

We had a GREAT turnout for our Inaugural Grand Prix. This year we had a "Featured Race" Grand Prix, with 41 Club Members signing up! All 41 participates will receive a commemorative FRGP Medal. 

Congratulations to all of those that participated and to our Award Winners listed below!

Overall Male            Overall Female            
Larry Gentile             Melissa Cunningham
Gary Melville            Nancy Wilson
John Edenfield          Amy Scott Lundy

Masters Male            Masters Female        
Ashley Starkey          Kelly Dickens 
Chad Plasters             Dani Girard

Grand Masters Female
Cherry Kent                           
Lori Pope 
Monica Mumme  

Great Grand Masters Male 
Ferris Stewart 
Pat Welch
Rick Rockwell 

Great Grand Masters Female
Nancy Curry

First in Age Group 
Michelle Knopp- Female 25-29 
Reyna Merritt- Female 34-39 
Ray Hauck- Male 70-74

Special Medals:
Most Races Male      Most Races Female 
25- John Edenfield      21- Nancy Curry

Highest Total Score Male
2620- John Edenfield 

Highest Total Score Female

2335- Melissa Cunningham