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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.
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Floppin Flounder 5K June 3, 2017 8:00 AM, Sullivan's Island Fish Fry Shack
Register by May 15th to Guarantee a Tee Shirt.  

The Floppin’ Flounder 5k is one of Charleston’s favorite races. Hosted by the Charleston Running Club, with help from the Sullivan’s Island Fire & Rescue Dept, this race has had a loyal following for 25 years!

The New USATF Certification Code Effective 12/01/2016 is : SC16077DW

Half of the proceeds from the Floppin’ Flounder benefit the Sullivan’s Island Fire And Rescue Dept. and half also goes to the Charleston Running Club (CRC). 
The CRC gives funds to a College of Charleston scholarship along with hosting member events throughout the year.

Date: June 3rd at 8:00AM

Address of start: Sullivan’s Island Fish Shack Station 15, Middle St.

Registration Fees:
$25 ($20 for CRC Members) – January 1 – March 31
$30 ($25 for CRC Members) – April 1 – June 2
$35 Race Day – June 3

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. )

CASH AWARDS given to the top 3 Male and Female Overall

Click Here to Register

FLOPPIN’ FLOUNDER 5K         Sullivan’s Island, SC     (run in June)

USATF Certified courses listed: SC11034BS, SC92017BS


>2016  417 finishers    15:22 Michael Banks              17:04 Laurie Knowles

>2015  455 finishers   16:09 Eric Ashton                   19:36 Elyse Borisko

>2014  393 finishers    15:42 Chris Bailey                  18:04 Caitlin Judd (Batten)

>2013  351 finishers    15:54 Jay Upchurch                18:31 Caitlin Judd (Batten)

>2012  328 finishers    15:48 Karl Walsh                    17:37 Rives Poe

>2011  194 finishers    15:49 Jay Upchurch                17:39 Rives Poe

>2010 151 finishers    15:15 Neville Miller               18:41 Cynthia Mosteller

>2009  203 finishers    15:46 Jay Upchurch                18:28 Anne Clinton   

>2008  368 finishers    16:45 Hunter Willis                 19:04 Katie Thurmond

>2007  219 finishers    16:58 Will Huff                      18:24 Rives Poe

>2006  174 finishers    17:04 Irv Batten                      18:32 Anne Wyman Cipolla

>2005  178 finishers    16:08 David Weart                 20:47 Meredith Wilson

>2004  192 finishers    16:44 Jason Annon                 20:59 Meredith Wilson

>2003  206 finishers    16:42 Palmer Thomas              19:37 Lisa Tolley

>2002  182 finishers    16:32 Leroy Thomas               19:45 Jenny Johnson

  2001  135 finishers    16:45 David Renneisen           20:17 Lisa Tolley

>2000  113 finishers    16:00 Dave Lee                       18:01 Kerry Robinson

>1999  144 finishers    16:43 Tim Donahugh              17:51 Janice Addison

>1998  146 finishers    16:03 Derrick Williams           19:53 Christina Hallenbeck

>1997  152 finishers    16:06 Mark Friedrich              19:52 Jenny Kyle

>1996  153 finishers    16:16 Mark Friedrich              20:54 Patti Clark

>1995  160 finishers    15:54 Bob Schlau                    19:35 Benita Schlau   

>1994  198 finishers    16:00 John McMillan              20:02 Sarah Hardesty

>1993  148 finishers    16:03 Mark Friedrich              18:43 Leslie Trautman

  1992  152 finishers    16:09 David McKay               19:20 Christine McKay          


> indicates Cedric Jaggers complete results for that year in his database-

PDF copy available by request, missing results for 1992 and 2001  wanted;

send to JaggersRun@Comporium.Net

First year was 1992  – compiled by Cedric Jaggers- Records Underlined


Floppin' Flounder Volunteers Needed for Packet Pick Ups and Race Day!
Click on Link Below to sign up for Floppin Flounder Volunteer!

Floppin' Flounder Volunteer Sign Up




On Friday evening, December 2, 2016, four seniors were spending the evening together in Mt. Pleasant and on their way to dinner when an aggressive driver incident resulted in a tragic accident that changed their lives forever, as well as the lives of many others in this community and beyond. Gracie Benjamin was an honors student in the Health Sciences Program at Wando High School with plans to pursue a career in nursing following graduation in June 2017. Gracie’s smile would show you immediately that she was a kind hearted teen, with a great deal of compassion and love for everyone. She lost her life and her dreams way too soon because of a driver’s lack of patience and aggressiveness behind the wheel. As this community continues to grow and traffic becomes more difficult on our highways, let’s bring awareness to everyone to slow down and be conscious of our actions behind the wheel to prevent automobile tragedies and save the lives of our loved ones. In memory of her beautiful smile and kind hearted soul, we will run for GRACIE’S HOPE … effort to bring awareness to safe driving practices and HOPE that no other teen or family member will suffer this loss of life.

Gracie’s Hope 5K

Date: Saturday, 05/20/2017

Time: 8:30 AM

Location: Laurel Hill County Park,
Mt Pleasant

Contact: Susan Higgins at: Contact Email

Click Here To Register

May Group Run/Walk

Tuesday May 30th 


Come out and join us as we do a Group Run through Riverland Terrace. We will meet at Maybank Public House at 6:30 PM and run approximately 3 miles around Riverland Terrace Neighbohood! Our After Run Meet Up will be Maybank Public House and of course, Appetizers will be on us!!
Click on logo for the menu at Maybank Public House


2017 Charleston Running Club Grand Prix

The Grand Prix Race Series is a friendly competition among CRC members. It also promotes participation in local area races with in the tri-county area.

Grand Prix Race Qualifier:

Located in Tri-County Area and listed on the 2017 CRC Race Calendar as a Grand Prix race.

5-year age groups results

USATF Certified Course

Series Rules

1. Any active CRC member who participates in a Grand Prix race is eligible and will be scored. Pay the one-time registration fee of $15 to the Charleston Running Club. Pay your race registration, run and you are included.

2. 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.

3. Your age as of the first 2017 Grand Prix race 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- Grand Prix Coordinator

Results will be posted on the CRC website as promptly as possible.

Questions –email Dani Girard- Grand Prix Coordinator

Click Here for Details, to Register and Check Scoring!