On your marks, get set, GO….
Governor’s Cup Road Race – Columbia, SC – Saturday, February 22
Come out for the 48th Annual Governor’s Cup Road Race! Participants have the option of running either a half-marathon or a 5k through Columbia. The half-marathon takes runners over the Congaree River bridges, while the 5k is a fairly flat route through several of Columbia’s charming neighborhoods. Runners with children can participate in a kid-friendly 1-mile race.
Leap Frog 5K– North Myrtle Beach, SC – February, 29
Celebrate leap year in North Myrtle Beach! Dress up in costume while running a 5k or participating in a 1-mile fun run. Prizes will be awarded to the participants with the most fun costumes and The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach will receive a portion of the race proceeds.
Myrtle Beach Marathon – Myrtle Beach, SC – Saturday, March 7
Sign up for the marathon, half-marathon, 5k, or family fun run (approx. 1 mile) for a weekend of fun. Dave & Buster’s is kicking off the weekend with the beachfront Health and Wellness Expo on Friday, March 6th. On Saturday, runners can find two post-race celebrations after crossing the finish line! This race is a great way to explore the scenic coastline of Myrtle Beach and is a qualifier for the Boston Marathon.
Ashley River Adventure Race– Summerville, SC – March, 21*
This year is the 2nd annual Ashley River Adventure Race. The event includes a 5k trail run, followed by an 8-mile downriver paddle and ends with a post-race party at Middleton Place. Not a runner? No worries! Come participate in the fun float where you can enjoy a leisurely, untimed paddle down the Ashley River.
*Participants must come prepared with their own kayak or stand up paddleboard. Rentals are available at Edisto River Adventures if needed.
Cooper River Bridge Run – Charleston, SC – Saturday, April 4*
Every year, around 40,000 runners take part in the Cooper River Bridge Run, crossing the Ravenel Bridge on their journey to downtown Charleston. The 10k race starts in Mount Pleasant and ends downtown on Meeting Street. This is one of the largest 10k races in the U.S. and is one of Charleston’s biggest events of the year! Runners are invited to a post-race festival in Marion Square to enjoy entertainment, vendors, food, and refreshments!
*Expect road closures Friday and Saturday this weekend.