5K, 10K, Half & Full Marathons

  • 5k races
    NameCityDateWebsite
    Issaqueena's Flight for the Fight Six Mile, SC 21 May 2022 Issaqueena's Flight for the Fight
    Puppies and Patriots 5K Seneca, SC 28 May 2022 Puppies and Patriots 5K
    Brookgreen Gardens Memorial Day 5K Murrells Inlet, SC 29 May 2022 Brookgreen Gardens Memorial Day 5K
    Bulldog Breakaway 5K Twilight Series Charleston, SC 2 June 2022 Bulldog Breakaway 5K Twilight Series
    Sweat It Out 5K Columbia, SC 4 June 2022 Sweat It Out 5K
    Hill Hoppin' 5K Mountain Rest, SC 5 June 2022 Hill Hoppin' 5K
    Bulldog Breakaway 5K Twilight Series Charleston, SC 9 June 2022 Bulldog Breakaway 5K Twilight Series
    Buck Creek Streak 5K Trail Race Chesnee, SC 11 June 2022 Buck Creek Streak 5K Trail Race
    Hot Pursuit Goose Creek, SC 11 June 2022 Hot Pursuit
    SC Festival of Flowers Run/Walk Greenwood, SC 11 June 2022 SC Festival of Flowers Run/Walk
    Dream Center Soles For Souls 5K Easley, SC 18 June 2022 Dream Center Soles For Souls 5K
    Dash for Dads Greenville, SC 18 June 2022 Dash for Dads
    Bulldog Breakaway 5K Twilight Series Charleston, SC 23 June 2022 Bulldog Breakaway 5K Twilight Series
    Palmetto Endurance Race Series Anderson, SC 25 June 2022 Palmetto Endurance Race Series
    Bulldog Breakaway 5K Twilight Series Charleston, SC 30 June 2022 Bulldog Breakaway 5K Twilight Series
    Red White & Brew 5K Greenville, SC 1 July 2022 Red White & Brew 5K
    Red White & Brew 5k Greenville, SC 1 July 2022 Red White & Brew 5k
    America's 5K Anderson, SC 2 July 2022 America's 5K
    Easley Firecracker Frolic 5K Easley, SC 4 July 2022 Easley Firecracker Frolic 5K
    Honor Abe 5K Liberty, SC 16 July 2022 Honor Abe 5K
    Doodle Trail 5K Pickens, SC 23 July 2022 Doodle Trail 5K
    Run2Overcome Greenville, SC 6 August 2022 Run2Overcome
    Heat Up for Fall 3K/5K Spartanburg, SC 13 August 2022 Heat Up for Fall 3K/5K
    Superhero 5K Greenville, SC 20 August 2022 Superhero 5K
    Justin Pepper 5K Chapin, SC 3 September 2022 Justin Pepper 5K
    Brookgreen Gardens Labor Day 5K Murrells Inlet, SC 4 September 2022 Brookgreen Gardens Labor Day 5K
    Connecting the Green Dots 5K Seneca, SC 5 September 2022 Connecting the Green Dots 5K
    SpartOberfest 5K 10K Pretzel Run Spartanburg, SC 10 September 2022 SpartOberfest 5K 10K Pretzel Run
    Race for Recovery 5K Pickens, SC 17 September 2022 Race for Recovery 5K
    Leopard Loop 5K Greenville, SC 17 September 2022 Leopard Loop 5K
    Child Freedom 5K Greenville, SC 17 September 2022 Child Freedom 5K
    The Dirt Dash Johns Island, SC 17 September 2022 The Dirt Dash
    Race the Helix - Greenwood Greenwood, SC 1 October 2022 Race the Helix - Greenwood
    Beer & BBQ 5K Greenville, SC 1 October 2022 Beer & BBQ 5K
    Pickens County Meals on Wheels 5K Glow Run Liberty, SC 8 October 2022 Pickens County Meals on Wheels 5K Glow Run
    Champions Run for Special Children Anderson, SC 8 October 2022 Champions Run for Special Children
    Brittany's Benches Run.Walk.Wag Greenville, SC 8 October 2022 Brittany's Benches Run.Walk.Wag
    Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon Myrtle Beach, SC 15 October 2022 Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon
    Run for Missions 5K Easley, SC 22 October 2022 Run for Missions 5K
    Whiskey Road Race Aiken, SC 5 November 2022 Whiskey Road Race
    Shriners Hospitals for Children – Greenville Trot & Roll 5K Travelers Rest, SC 12 November 2022 Shriners Hospitals for Children – Greenville Trot & Roll 5K
    Laurens United Fun Run Laurens, SC 19 November 2022 Laurens United Fun Run
    Daybreak Run Columbia, SC 19 November 2022 Daybreak Run
    Race to Be Thankful Greenwood, SC 24 November 2022 Race to Be Thankful
    Electric City Gobbler 5K Anderson, SC 24 November 2022 Electric City Gobbler 5K
    Rivalry Fan 5K Greenville, SC 26 November 2022 Rivalry Fan 5K
    Palmetto Peach Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K North Augusta, SC 26 November 2022 Palmetto Peach Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K

    About 5k races

    A 5K is the shortest of the common running event distances, consisting of 3.1 miles (5 kilometers).  These events can either be competitive or social, depending on the particular event you are looking into running.  5Ks are the most popular of road running events because of their relatively short distance which allows not only the seasoned runners to run, but novice runners, joggers and newcomers as well.  5Ks are also something fun for families to do together.

    How did we choose the best 5K events in South Carolina?

    We checked what events runners looked for the most and we compared statistics on how many runners held interest in any given event.  Feedback left by runners who participated in the course was also considered.  Other factors included how long the course has been around, the race swag and medals, what runners thought of them and how scenic the course is.  There are currently 459 5K races in the state of South Carolina.  Most of these 5K races are held in April, May, and October with over 50 events in each month.

    How did we choose the best 5K races in Charleston?

    Charleston is the oldest and largest city in South Carolina, making it a popular location for 5K races.  Some of the most popular 5K events in Charleston include the Charleston 5K, Cupid's Chase 5K, and the Turkey Day Run and Gobble Wobble.  The Charleston 5K and Cupid's Chase 5K give Finisher's Medals to all participants.  The Turkey Day Run and Gobble Wobble is the 9th largest 5K in the US with 2017 being the 40th year for this 3.1 mile event.

    What are the best 5K events in Columbia?

    Columbia is the capital and second largest city in South Carolina.  Therefore, it is a popular city to host 5K events.  The popular 5K events in Columbia include the Harborside Lights 5K, Red Shoe Run, Summer's End Solar Run, Sweet Baby O 5K, and Tunnel to Towers Columbia.  The Harborside Lights 5K, Tunnel to Towers Columbia, Sweet Baby O 5K and Red Shoe Run are charity events.

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  • 10k races
    NameCityDateWebsite
    Palmetto Endurance Race Series Anderson, SC 31 July 2022 Palmetto Endurance Race Series
    Run2Overcome Greenville, SC 6 August 2022 Run2Overcome
    SpartOberfest 5K 10K Pretzel Run Spartanburg, SC 10 September 2022 SpartOberfest 5K 10K Pretzel Run
    The Dirt Dash Johns Island, SC 17 September 2022 The Dirt Dash
    Sadlers Creek Stumble Anderson, SC 23 October 2022 Sadlers Creek Stumble
    Whiskey Road Race Aiken, SC 5 November 2022 Whiskey Road Race
    Palmetto Peach Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K North Augusta, SC 26 November 2022 Palmetto Peach Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K

    About 10k races

    A 10K is one of the most common running event distances, consisting of 6.2 (10 kilometers).  These events can either be competitive or more for fun, depending on the particular one you are looking into.  They are twice the distance of the 5K and still relatively short in distance.  Less runners tend to participate than the 5K, but these events still get a lot of not only seasoned runners, but novice runners and joggers in attendance.

    How did we choose the best 10K events in South Carolina?

    We checked what events runners looked for the most and we compared statistics on how many runners held interest in any given event.  Feedback left by runners who participated in the course was also considered.  Other factors included how long the course has been around, the race swag and medals, what runners thought of them and how scenic the course is.  According to Running in the USA, there are 79 10K races in Virginia with most of these 6.2-mile races being held in April and October.

    What are the best 10K races in Charleston?

    The most popular 10K races in Charleston include the Charleston James Island Connector Run, the Cooper River Bridge Run, and Race 13.1 Charleston.  All three of these 6.2 mile races provide runners with great views of the oldest and largest city in South Carolina.

    What are the best 10K races in Bluffton?

    Bluffton is a Lowcountry town in South Carolina.  The popular 10K races in Bluffton include Bluffton 10K and the Buffalo Run.  The Buffalo Run offers runners a muddy trail run while the Bluffton 10K occurs at the same time as the Historic Bluffton Arts & Seafood Festival.

    What are the best 10K races in Anderson?

    Anderson has been nicknamed "the Friendliest City in South Carolina".  The popular 10K races in Anderson include the Cross Your Heart 10K Trail Run and the Freedom Dream 10K Run.  Greenville is located in Anderson County and is home to several popular 10K races.  These include the Downtown 10K and the Get Out Greenville 10K.

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  • Half marathons
    NameCityDateWebsite
    Palmetto Endurance Race Series Anderson, SC 25 June 2022 Palmetto Endurance Race Series
    Carolina Reaper Challenge Seneca, SC 16 July 2022 Carolina Reaper Challenge
    Carolina Reaper Challenge Seneca, SC 16 July 2022 Carolina Reaper Challenge
    The Dirt Dash Johns Island, SC 17 September 2022 The Dirt Dash
    Midlands Marathon and Half Marathon Wedgefield, SC 8 October 2022 Midlands Marathon and Half Marathon
    Paris Mountain Half Marathon Greenville, SC 15 October 2022 Paris Mountain Half Marathon
    Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon Myrtle Beach, SC 16 October 2022 Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon
    Sadlers Creek Stumble Anderson, SC 23 October 2022 Sadlers Creek Stumble
    Palmetto Peach Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K North Augusta, SC 26 November 2022 Palmetto Peach Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K

    About Half marathons

    A Half Marathon event consists of running 13 miles (21 kilometers) and as the label suggests, is half of a standard Marathon of 26 miles.  The popularity, participants of the half marathon distance, and its events have significantly grown since the early 2000's and they continue to do so, with massive events popping up all over the states.  The growth rate of participants for the half marathon distance is currently higher than that of the full.  According to Running In the USA, there are 42 half marathons in the state of South Carolina.  Most of these half marathons take place in March and October.

     

    How did we choose the best Half Marathon events in South Carolina?

    We checked what events runners looked for the most and we compared statistics on how many runners held interest in any given event.  Feedback left by runners who participated in the course was also considered.  Other factors include how long the event has been around, the runner perks and Finisher's Medals, what runners thought of the event and how scenic the 13.1-mile course is.

    What are the best Half Marathon events in Columbia?

    Columbia is the capital and second largest city in South Carolina.  Therefore, it is a popular city to host half marathon events.  In fact, 4 out of the 20 half marathons described above are held in Columbia.  These include the Famously Hot Pink Half Marathon, the Governor's Cup Road Race, the Palmetto Half Marathon and the Run Hard Half Marathon.

    What are the best Half Marathon events in Myrtle Beach?

    Myrtle Beach is home to 3 out of the 20 half marathon events described above.  These include the DIVAS Half Marathon, the Myrtle Beach Half Marathon and the Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon.  All three of these half marathon events provide runners with a chance to run through beach-side communities and enjoy views of the Atlantic Ocean.  The Myrtle Beach Half Marathon and Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon offer runners a USATF certified course.

    What are the best Half Marathon events in Greenville?

    The best half marathon events in Greenville, South Carolina include the Resolution Run Half Marathon and Race 13.1 Greenville.  The Race 13.1 Greenville offers runners a USATF certified course.

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  • Marathons
    NameCityDateWebsite
    Carolina Reaper Challenge Seneca, SC 16 July 2022 Carolina Reaper Challenge
    Carolina Reaper Challenge Seneca, SC 16 July 2022 Carolina Reaper Challenge
    The Dirt Dash Johns Island, SC 17 September 2022 The Dirt Dash
    Midlands Marathon and Half Marathon Wedgefield, SC 8 October 2022 Midlands Marathon and Half Marathon
    Swamp Fox Ultra McClellanville, SC 12 November 2022 Swamp Fox Ultra

    About Marathons

    Marathon events consist of 26 miles (42 kilometers) and the courses are typically laid out through roads. Starting in the Olympics in the early 1900's, marathons have quickly picked up in popularity and in 2017 there are currently more than 800 events being held in North America, and that number is consistently growing.  Over 90% of these marathons are being held in the United States, with 7%  being held in Canada.  About 72% of these marathons are certified, which means they are Boston Marathon Qualifiers.  September and October are the most popular months for marathon events, with over 100 in each month.

    How did we choose the best Marathon events in South Carolina?

    We checked what events runners looked for the most and we compared statistics on how many runners held interest in any given event.  Feedback left by runners who participated in the course was also considered.  Other factors include how long the event has been around, the runner perks and Finisher's Medals, what runners thought of the event and how scenic the 26.2-mile course is.  Four of the marathons described here are USATF Certified.

    What are the best Marathons in South Carolina's coastal cities?

    The most notable marathons along the coast of South Carolina include the Hilton Head Island Marathon, the Kiawah Island Golf Resort Marathon, the Charleston Marathon and the Myrtle Beach Marathon.  All of these marathons offer runners beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean.  The Hilton Head Island Marathon, Kiawah Island Golf Resort Marathon, and Myrtle Beach Marathon are Boston Qualifiers.

    What are the best Marathons in Greenville?

    Greenville is located in the upstate region of South Carolina and is the sixth largest city in the state.  The most popular marathon events in Greenville include the Altamont Marathon and the Swamp Rabbit Marathon.  The Altamont Marathon is a looping course and the Swamp Rabbit Marathon is a point-to-point race.

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