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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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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

December Social Event- Holiday Party

 
Reindeer Run Bag Drop & Pre-Race Stretching!
Saturday December 3rd
8:00AM


Are you running the 26th Annual Reindeer Run?
Stop by Marion's in the French Quarter and warm up with PrimeTime Fitness Owner (and Club Member) Meredith Nelson.
We will open up at 8AM. Leave your "bag" during your run. (At your risk, CRC not responsible for loss or stolen items)
 
ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY
Saturday December 3rd
7:00PM to 11:00PM

PRE-REGISTER!! Free to Club Member's, $10 for non-members.
NOT PRE-REGISTER!! $20 for everyone at the Door
Marion’s in the French Quarter (same place as the Reindeer Run Bag Drop). Parking Garage within walking distance.

Food, Drink, Music AND Ugly Sweater Contest!!! 


Wear your "ugliest" Holiday Sweater and you could win! Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Choose from:
One year Free Individual membership, 2 free entries to CRC Race of your choice or a CRC shirt of your choice. 

Don't forget we will be voting for our 2017 Charleston Running Club Officers. Please contact Ray Hauck if you are interested in serving as a CRC officer.
 





 

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


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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
 
 
 
November Group Run/Walk

Tuesday November 22nd

6:00PM

 

Come out and join us as we do a Group Run in Riverland Terrace Neighborhood. We will meet at Maybank Public House at 6PM and run/walk a refreshing 2.5 mile course through the Riverland Terrace.
We will meet up afterwards at MayBank Public House for Appetizers on us!!
 
MAKE SURE TO WEAR REFLECTIVE GEAR since it will be close to nightfall. 
 

 
2017 Charlie Post Classic 15K/5K Planning Committee Meeting
Tuesday November 29th
6:30 PM-Moe's Southwest Grill at Belle Hall Shopping Center
 

Come on out for an awesome opportunity to add your personal touch to one of Charleston's oldest and most beloved races!

 
Positions to be filled:
  • Budget/Finance Coordinator
  • Volunteer Coordinator/Recruiter
  • Sponsorship Recruiter
  • Media Coordinator

Contact Kat Wirtz to RSVP

 


 

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 view Results!!