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CRC Mission

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

Race Results for the Charlie Post Classic 15K/5K 


Updated Charlie Post Classic 15K/5K Results

CPC Photos- HGK Photography

All Charlie Post Classic Winners

Thank you all for coming out and running and walking! Also thanks to all of the sponsors and volunteers that helped make this a great event.





Cooper River Bridge Run Breakfast
Saturday April 1 2017 Marion Square

 

Attention ALL CRC Members!! THE SOCIAL EVENT OF THE YEAR! Join us for Breakfast after the Cooper River Bridge Run in Marion Square starting at 8:30AM.

Click here to RSVP Cooper River Bridge Run Breakfast - 4/1/2017


Not running this year? WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!! You need your support to make this event a success! Volunteers are needed to set up, check people in, sale CRC merchandise and Clean up afterwards. All volunteers get a Cool CRC Swag Bag and free breakfast!

Click Here to Volunteer For CRBR Breakfast! - 4/1/2017

Not a member yet? Has your membership expired??
IT IS NOT TOO LATE to join the fun or renew your membership!
Click Here to Join CRC or Renew your Membership



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


Series Scoring

1. Overall – In every race the top three males and females (overall) will be scored:

  • 175 pts for 1st,
  • 150 pts for 2nd
  • 125 pts for 3rd
  • 110 Master’s
  • 110 Grand Master’s
  • 110 Senior Grand Master’s

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 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 20K or 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 Senior Grand Masters Male/Female (60+)

Click Here to Join the Grand Prix
You do not have to pay your fee now.
There will be a chance to pay on line later in the year.

2017 Race Calendar 
The Races with this symbol  are Grand Prix Races

 
February Group Run/Walk

Tuesday February 21st

6:00PM




Come out and join us as we do a Group Run in Downtown Charleston. We will meet at Water Front Park at 6PM and run 3 miles out and back along the amazing Charleston Battery.
Our After Run Meet Up will be the The Griffon Pub and of course, Appetizers will be 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.