5K, 10K, Half & Full Marathons

  • 5k races
    Name City Date Website
    Charleston 5K
    The Charleston 5K starts at 8:00 am near North Charleston High School.  This 3.1 mile course takes runners through North Charleston, looping through Park Circle.  There will be course entertainment from local music and performance groups.  This South Carolina 5K is family friendly and open to walkers and runners of all levels.  All finishers will receive a Finisher's Medal.  Awards will be given to the top 3 overall male and female finishers, the top 3 masters male and female finishers, the top 3 grand masters male and female finishers, and the top 5 male and female finishers in each age group category.
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    Charleston 12 January 2019 Charlestonmarathon
    Resolution Run 5K
    The Resolution Run 5K takes place at 9:00 am at Trailblazer Park.  This South Carolina 5K is hosted by the George I. Theisen Family YMCA and proceeds from this race support the YMCA's Open Doors Campaign.  Awards will be presented to the top 5 male and female finishers.  The 3.1 mile course has a starting elevation of 1100 feet and reaches a maximum elevation of 1104 feet.  The course features a total climb of 206 feet.  Registration includes a race shirt, if registered by December 31.
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    Travelers Rest 14 January 2017 Go-greenevents
    Governor's Cup 5K Run/Walk
    The Governor's Cup 5K Run/Walk is one of the events of South Carolina's Running Festival.  This 3.1 mile race starts on Main Street, taking runners towards the South Carolina State House.  This South Carolina 5K course takes runners past Woodrow Wilson Family Home, the Township Auditorium, Robert Mills House/Gardens, Hampton-Preston House/Gardens, Seibels House/Gardens, Mann-Simons Cottage, South Carolina Governor's Mansion, and The Vista.  Runners finish on Park Street.  Registration includes a short sleeved 100% polyester moisture wicking shirt in gender specific sizing.  Awards are presented to the top 3 male and female overall finishers, the top 3 male and female masters finishers, the top 3 male and female grandmasters finishers, and the top 3 male and female finishers in each age group category.
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    Lexington 19 May 2018 Governorscupsc
    Greenville News Run Downtown 5K
    The Greenville News Run Downtown is the only 5K with a course on Main Street in Greenville.  This 3.1 mile course is open to runners, walkers and families.
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    Greenville 19 January 2019 Rundowntown5K
    Run Your Ice Off 5K
    The Run Your Ice Off 5K is hosted by the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce.  This 3.1 mile course is USATF certified and is chip timed.  This South Carolina 5K starts at 8:30 am with check in at the Uptown Greenwood Fountain.  Awards will be presented to the top male and female finishers and the top male and female finisher in each age group category.  This South Carolina run event also includes an 8K race.
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    Greenwood 3 February 2018 Runsignup
    Red Shoe Run
    The Red Shoe Run is sponsored by the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Columbia, South Carolina.  This South Carolina 5K takes place at Hand Middle School and takes runners along a USATF certified course.
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    Columbia 20 January 2018 Rmhcofcolumbia
    Cupid's Chase 5K - Charleston
    Cupid's Chase 5K takes place at various locations across the United States.  This 5K event is sponsored by Community Options, Inc.  and is open to runners, walkers, those with baby strollers and those in wheelchairs.  This event is a fundraiser for those people living with disabilities.  Participants will receive a Finisher's Medal.  Those who are registered by December 31 are guaranteed a race shirt.  This 3.1 mile race takes place at James Island County Park and begins at 10 am.
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    Charleston 10 February 2018 Imatter.comop
    St. Patrick's Day Beer Run
    The St. Patrick's Day Beer Run is a fun event to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.  This South Carolina 5K takes place at 5:00 pm at Heritage Park.  Participants drink beer while running the 5K.  There are 4 beer stops along the 3.1 mile course.  Those participants who are under the age of 21 will drink milk.  All of the proceeds from this 5K will go to the Simpsonville Rotary Foundation.  Registration includes a Beer Run t-shirt and the 4 beers during the race.
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    Simpsonville 16 March 2017 Go-greenevents
    Sweet Baby O 5K
    The Sweet Baby O 5K starts at 8:00 am and takes place at Saluda Shoals Park.  This South Carolina 5K is hosted by the Caldwell family of Lexington, in celebration of Owen Walker Caldwell.  This 5K race is open to runners, walkers, strollers, and wagons.  There will be plenty of fun and games in the Family Fun Zone after the race.  Registration includes a unisex t-shirt.  Awards will be presented to the first place finisher and the top 3 male and female finishers in each age group.  The Sweet Baby O 5K is a Run Hard Racing Team Event.
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    Columbia 4 August 2018 Runhard
    Ready for Fall 5K
    The Ready for Fall 5K takes place at the Milliken Arboretum.  This South Carolina 5K event starts at 8:00 am and takes runners on the cross country course.  Every participant receives a cotton t-shirt and a chance to win door prizes from race sponsors.  Awards will be presented to the top 5 male and female overall finishers, the top 3 male and female Masters finishers, the top male and female Grand Masters finishers, and the top 3 male and female finishers in each age group category.  This 5K race is held rain or shine.
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    Spartanburg 12 August 2017 Go-greenevents
    Superhero 5K
    The Superhero 5K is hosted by The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club.  This South Carolina 5K race takes runners through Downtown Greenville.  Runners are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite superhero.  There will be prizes for best costumes.  Prizes will also be presented for the best times in adult, teen and youth categories.  All proceeds this race will benefit The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club.
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    Greenville 12 August 2017 Eventbrite
    Springdale 5K at Sunrise
    The Springdale 5K at Sunrise begins at 8:00 am.  This South Carolina 3.1 mile race starts and finishes at the Steeplechase Museum.  There will be a free 1 mile trail run after the 5K that will include Pony Jumps.  This is a family friendly event.  Participants will be provided with post-race refreshments that include Belgian Waffles with a fresh toppings bar.  Awards will be presented to the top 3 overall male and female finishers, the top 3 male and female Masters finishers, the top 3 male and female finishers in each age group category.
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    Camden 15 September 2018 Springdale5K
    Summer's End Solar Run
    The Summer's End Solar Run is held on a certified 5K paved trail course.  Walkers are welcome to participate in this 5K race.  The Summer's End Solar Run is hosted by the Saluda Shoals Park. Registration includes a shirt, a free all day pass to the park, and a free beer ticket in the post-run biergarden.
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    Columbia 20 August 2017 Runsignup
    Tunnel to Towers Columbia
    The Tunnel to Towers 5K Run takes place at 6:30 pm.  This South Carolina 5K run honors the sacrifices made by first responders.  This 3.1 mile race starts in Downtown Columbia at the 9/11 Historical Memorial in The Vista.  All proceeds from this race will benefit the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation.
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    Columbia 15 September 2017 Tunnel2towers
    Run Forrest Run 5K Run/Walk
    The Run Forrest Run 5K Run/Walk is hosted by the Beaufort Shrimp Festival.  This South Carolina 5K starts at 8:00 am on Bay and Newcastle Streets.  This 3.1 mile course includes areas where parts of the movie Forrest Gump was filmed.  Runners will experience historic Downtown Beaufort, tree-lined streets, and the famous Woods Memorial Bridge.  There will be refreshments to all participants.  Shrimp boat awards will be given to the top 3 finishers in each age division.  Shrimp boats will be given to the overall winners of the 5K.  Come dressed in your best Forrest Gump Costume because there will an award for the best one.  You can also take your picture with Forrest Gump on the famous bench in the park.
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    Beaufort 6 October 2018 Mainstreetbeaufort
    Myrtle Beach Coastal 5K
    The Myrtle Beach Coastal 5K is part of the Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon Weekend.  This South Carolina 5K starts at The Market Common and features a loop course.  The race finishes at Grand Park.  This is a flat and fast course.  Custom Medals will be presented to the top 3 overall finishers and the top 3 finishers in each age group category.  There will be post race snacks for all participants.
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    Myrtle Beach 21 October 2017 Runmyrtlebeach
    Great Pumpkin 5K
    The Great Pumpkin 5K is hosted by the Rock Hill Striders.  This fall South Carolina 5K is held at Dinkins Hall on the campus of Winthrop University, starting at 9:00 am.  This 3.1 mile course is a fast and flat road course, taking runners through the neighborhoods near Winthrop Campus and around the Winthrop Coliseum and back.  This is a USATF certified 3.1 mile course.  Proceeds from this race will go to Pilgrim's Inn.  Registration includes a t-shirt.
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    Rock Hill 28 October 2017 Rockhillstriders
    Hilton Head Island Bridge Run
    The Hilton Head Island Bridge Run takes place at 8:00 am at Crossings Park.  This South Carolina 5K race takes runners over the scenic Broad Creek on the Cross Island Expressway.  This is an out and back course.  Registration includes a colorful Bridge Run Tech T-Shirt.  There will be post-race refreshments and live music.  Awards will be given to the top 3 male and female finishers in each age division.  Proceeds from this race will benefit several local charities.
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    Hilton Head Island 10 November 2018 Bearfootsports
    Turkey Day Run and Gobble Wobble
    The Turkey Day 5K Run is the 9th largest 5K in the United States.  This South Carolina 5K starts at 9:00 am and takes runners on a USATF certified course through Historic Downtown Charleston and out to the peninsula.  This 3.1 mile course is flat.  No strollers or animals are allowed on the course.  There will be live music and an after party.  The top 3 male and female finishers and the top finisher in the Master and Grand Master age groups will receive cash prizes.  The top 5 finishers in each age group category will be presented with a small trophy.  Registration includes a t-shirt.
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    Charleston 22 November 2018 Turkeydayrun
    Harborside Lights 5K
    The Harborside Lights 5K takes place at the Jeep Rogers Family YMCA, starting at 4:00 pm.  Cash prizes will be awarded to the top 3 male and female overall finishers, the top male and female Masters finishers, and the top 3 male and female finishers in each age group category.  Registration includes a race shirt.  Proceeds from this 5K event will support the YMCA's Annual Campaign.
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    Columbia 15 December 2018 Racesonline

    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
    Name City Date Website
    Palmetto Bluff 10K
    The Palmetto Bluff 10K takes runners through one of America's top resort communities.  This 6.2 mile race is fast, flat and USATF certified.  This South Carolina 10K race starts at 10 am.  Awards will be presented to the top 3 overall male and female finishers and the first place finisher in each age group category.  Registration includes a t-shirt.
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    Palmetto Bluff 12 March 2017 Palmettobluff
    Whiskey Road Race
    The Whiskey Road Race is the second oldest running race in the city of Aiken.  This South Carolina 10K takes runners along a USATF certified course through Aiken's historic horse district.  The 6.2 mile course is a flat course with asphalt and dirt.  There are three different event options.  Participants can choose from the 10K, 5K or 1 Mile Fun Run.  Awards will be presented to the overall winners and the top 3 finishers in each age group category.
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    Aiken 4 November 2017 Cumbeecenter
    Surfside Rotary Turkey Trot
    The Surfside Rotary Turkey Trot starts and finishes at the Surfside Pier.  This 10K race is hosted by Festival Promotions.  The 6.2 mile course is fast and flat.  There are multiple race options.  Participants can choose from the 5K, 10K, 1 Mile and free Tot Trot.  This South Carolina 10K attracts over 1,300 runners.  Registration includes a race shirt and great food.  Awards will be given to the top 3 male and female overall finishers, the top male and female Masters finishers and the top male and female in each age group category.
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    Surfside Beach 23 November 2017 Mbturkeytrot
    Cooper River Bridge Run
    The Cooper River Bridge Run takes runners across the Cooper River over the Arthur Ravenal Jr. Bridge into Downtown Charleston to the finish.  This 6.2 mile race features a wave start.
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    Charleston 6 April 2019 Bridgerun
    Get to the Green
    The Get to the Green race event features a 15K, 10K, 5K, and 1 mile Family Fun Run.  Registration includes a t-shirt, post-race refreshments and entry to Columbia's St. Pat's Festival.  All participants will receive a Finisher's Medal.  This South Carolina 10K will start at Maxcy Gregg Park and finish at the St. Pat's Festival entrance.  Participants are encouraged to dress in costumes as there will be cash prizes.  The top finishers will also be eligible for cash prizes.
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    Columbia 17 March 2018 Gettothegreen
    BFF Pink Ribbon Run
    The BFF Pink Ribbon Run Event includes a 5K race, 10K race, Double Bling Challenge and a Kids' Fun Run.  This South Carolina 10K event takes place at Barefoot Resorts and Marina and is a USATF certified course.  Participants can complete the Double Bling Challenge by running the 5K and 10K.  Participants will receive a Double Bling Medal in addition to the Finisher's Medal for the 5K and 10K races.  The Double Bling Challenge is capped at 150 participants.  Proceeds from the BFF Pink Ribbon Run will benefit local breast cancer charities.  Finisher's Medals for 10K participants are guaranteed for the first 250 registrants.
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    North Myrtle Beach 16 September 2017 Bffpinkribbonrun
    Freedom Dream 10K Run
    The Freedom Dream 10K Run will start and finish at Grady's Great Outdoors parking lot.  All proceeds from this race will go directly to the Outdoor Dream Foundation.  Registration includes a t-shirt.  This is not a timed event.
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    Anderson 4 July 2017 Active
    S.C. Peach Festival 10K Run
    The S.C. Peach Festival 10K Run takes runners along a certified 10K course.  This South Carolina 10K run starts and ends at Limestone College Timken Center Gymnasium.  Registration includes a t-shirt.  Awards will be presented to the top 3 male and female overall finishers, the top 3 male and female Masters finishers, and the top 3 male and female finishers in each age group category.
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    Gaffney 8 July 2017 Scpeachfestival
    Lexington's Race Against Hunger 10K
    Lexington's Race Against Hunger 10K takes place at the Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church.  Registration includes a long sleeved tech t-shirt, professional chip timing and free post-race food.  Awards will be presented to the top 3 male and female overall finishers, the top 2 male and female Masters finishers, the top 2 male and female Grand Masters finishers, and the top 3 male and female finishers in each age group category.  This South Carolina 10K race is USATF certified.  All proceeds from this 10K race event will feed the hungry.
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    Lexington 25 February 2017 Lrah
    4 Leaf Clover 10K
    The 4 Leaf Clover 10K takes runners through Historic Downtown Aiken.  This South Carolina 10K benefits the Aiken Department of Public Safety Police Benevolent Fund.  All participants are encourage to wear costumes and be a part of the costume contest.  Prizes will be awarded to the top two costumes.  Race t-shirts are guaranteed to those who register by March 1st.  Awards will be presented to the overall top male and female finishers and the top 3 male and female finishers in each age group category.  This 6.2 mile course is a flat road course and is a rain or shine event.  There will be live music from a local band during the post-race ceremony.
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    Aiken 17 March 2017 Active
    Scorched Trails 10K
    The Scorched Trails 10K is a trail race that is hosted by Fleet Feet Myrtle Beach and the Out of Bounds Ultra Trail Club.  The 6.2 mile trail run consists of mildly technical trails, taking place at Horry County Bike & Run Park.  This trail run is perfect for 1st time trail runners to more experienced ones.  Awards will be presented to the top 3 male and female overall finishers.  Registration includes a race t-shirt.
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    Myrtle Beach 8 July 2017 Runsignup
    Get Out Greenville 10K
    The Get Out 10K starts at 9:00 am and is a rolling course that takes runners through Conestee Park.  This 6.2 mile course features a mix of dirt, gravel and pavement.  This South Carolina 10K is part of the Greenville Dirt Series trail races.
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    Greenville 7 October 2017 Greenvillerec
    Bluffton 10K
    The Bluffton 10K takes place at the Bluffton Oyster Factory Park at 8:00 am.  This South Carolina 10K takes runners through Old Town Bluffton.  This is a fast course and chip timing is used.  The Bluffton 10K is presented by the Palmetto Running Company.  This 10K event takes place the same weekend as the Historic Bluffton Arts & Seafood Festival.
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    Bluffton 21 October 2017 Blufftonartsandseafoodfestival
    Charleston James Island Connector Run
    The Charleston James Island Connector Run starts and finishes at Cannon Park.  This South Carolina 10K takes runners out and back across the Connector.  All participants will receive a Finisher's Medal.  Proceeds from this 10K race are donated to the Scholarship program of the Gavalas Kolanko Foundation, benefiting Students with Disabilities.  Cash awards will be given to the top 5 male and female finishers, the male and female Masters winner, and the male and female Grandmaster winner.  The top 3 male and female finishers in each age group category will be presented with an award.
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    Charleston 27 October 2018 Jicrun
    Pecan Festival Run Like A Nut
    The Pecan Festival Run Like A Nut 10K is sponsored by the South Carolina Education Lottery.  This event includes a Half Marathon, 10K and 5K.  This 6.2 mile course is flat and fast, taking runners through established neighborhoods near Downtown Florence.  This race starts at the Fitness Forum where there are locker room facilities available to use.  Registration includes a t-shirt.  Awards will be given to the overall male and female finisher, the top male and female Masters finisher, and the top 3 male and female in each age group category.
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    Florence 3 November 2018 Runsignup
    Race 13.1 Charleston
    The Race 13.1 Charleston is a Halloween-themed 10K.  This South Carolina 10K will take place at Middleton Woodlands and will take runners on hard-packed dirt trails.  There will be a post-race Halloween party with games and a costume contest.  There will also be on-course entertainment.  This 6.2 mile race is capped at 750 participants.  Registration includes a race tech t-shirt in men's and women's sizes.  The 10K course is USATF certified.  Awards will be presented to the male and female overall and age group winners.
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    Charleston 28 October 2017 Race131
    Downtown 10K
    The Downtown 10K is part of the Spinx Run Fest.  This 10K starts at 8:10 am at Fluor Field.  This 6.2 mile course is moderately hilly.
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    Greenville 28 October 2017 Spinxrunfest
    Turkey Trot 10K
    The Turkey Trot 10K is presented by the Palmetto Running Company.  This South Carolina 10K will start and finish in front of Dockside on Skull Creek.  This 6.2 mile course takes runners through Hilton Head Plantation and is an out and back course.  Awards will be given to the top 3 male and female finishers.  All participants will receive a participant medal.
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    Hilton Head 22 November 2018 Islandreccenter
    Cross Your Heart 10K Trail Run
    The Cross Your Heart 10K Trail Run takes place at Glen Raven Plant.  This 6.2 mile trail run winds through a pine forest, passing by pastures, old barns and Hurricane Creek.  This South Carolina 10K is a double looping course.  Awards will be presented to the overall male and female finishers, the overall Masters male and female finishers, the overall Grand Masters male and female finishers, and the top 3 finishers in each age group category.  T-shirts are guaranteed to those who register prior to race day.
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    Anderson 9 December 2017 Active
    Buffalo Run
    The Buffalo Run benefits the Palmetto Bluff Conservancy and includes a 10K, 30K or 50K.  This 10K course takes runners along the Buffalo Run trail, which winds deep into the ancient maritime forests of Palmetto Bluff.  Runners will get muddy on this course.  All participants registered before October 5th will receive a race t-shirt.  Awards will be presented to the overall male and female finishers.
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    Bluffton 9 October 2018 Palmettobluff

    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
    Name City Date Website
    Charleston Half Marathon
    The Charleston Half Marathon begins at 8:00 am near Joe Riley Stadium in Downtown Charleston.  This South Carolina half marathon is a point-to-point race.  Runners finish in North Charleston near North Charleston High School.  This 13.1 mile course offers runners a beautiful scenic run.  It also showcases the history of the Lowcountry.  There will be course entertainment from music and performance groups.  This is a certified course.  All finishers will receive a Finisher's Medal.  Awards will be given to the top 3 overall male and female finishers, the top 3 masters male and female finishers, the top 3 grand masters male and female finishers, and the top 5 male and female finishers in each age group category.
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    Charleston 12 January 2019 Charlestonmarathon
    Hilton Head Island Half Marathon
    The Hilton Head Island Half Marathon starts at 8:00 am at Jarvis Creek Park.  This South Carolina half marathon takes runners through two parks and over the Broad Creek.  This 13.1 mile course is certified and offers scenic views of Hilton Head Island.  Gift Cards and awards will be given to the top 3 overall male and female finishers, the top 3 male and female master's finishers, and the top 3 male and female finishers in each age group category.  There will be a Post Race Party that features a Craft Beer Garden, refreshments, live music, food, door prizes, and a children's fun run.  All participants will receive a colorful long sleeved performance blend t-shirt.  Proceeds from this South Carolina half marathon will benefit several Hilton Head Island area charities.
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    Hilton Head Island 10 February 2018 Bearfootsports
    Myrtle Beach Half Marathon
    The Myrtle Beach Half Marathon begins at 6:30 am.  This South Carolina half marathon is a USATF certified course.  All participants will receive a Finisher's Medal at the finish line.  Awards will be presented to the top 3 overall male and female finishers and the top 3 male and female finishers in each age group category.  There will be a free House of Blues Post-Race Party for all participants.  Guests and non-participants can purchase tickets for this post-race party for $20.  The average high temperature in March for Myrtle Beach is 62 degrees and the average low temperature is 40 degrees.
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    Myrtle Beach 2 March 2019 Mbmarathon
    Resolution Run Half Marathon
    The Resolution Run Half Marathon starts at 9:00 am at Trailblazer Park.  This South Carolina Half Marathon is hosted by the George I. Theisen Family YMCA and all proceeds from the race support the YMCA's Open Doors Campaign.  Awards will be presented to the top 5 male and female finishers.  This 13.1 mile course reaches a maximum elevation of 1,132 feet with a total climb of 577 feet.  The starting elevation is 1100 feet.
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    Travelers Rest 14 January 2017 Go-greenevents
    Save the Light Half Marathon
    The Save the Light Half Marathon supports the preservation of the Morris Island Lighthouse.  This South Carolina half marathon is a USATF certified event, starting and finishing near the Pier on Folly Beach.  This 13.1 mile race is a 2 loop course and will offer runners beautiful ocean views.  Awards will be presented to the top 3 overall male and female finishers and the top 3 male and female finishers in each age group.  A custom designed long-sleeved shirt is guaranteed to all those registered by January 31.  All finishers will receive a custom Finisher's Medal.  This is a run only event.
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    Folly Beach 4 February 2017 Actioncarolina
    Run Hard Half Marathon
    The Run Hard Half Marathon takes runners through Downtown Columbia, the capital city of South Carolina.  Runners will travel along Lake Katherine.  This South Carolina half marathon starts at 7:30 am near the South Carolina State House.  Awards will be presented to the top 3 overall male and female finishers and the top 3 male and female Masters finishers.  There will also be awards presented to the top 3 male and female finishers in each age group category.  All participants will receive an official Finisher's Medal.  Registration for the Run Hard Half Marathon includes a unisex high quality running shirt.  Shirts are not guaranteed if registered after February 12.  The starting elevation of the Run Hard Half Marathon is 323 feet with an elevation gain of 182 feet.
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    Columbia 3 March 2018 Runhardcolumbiamarathon
    Palmetto Bluff Half Marathon
    The Palmetto Bluff Half Marathon is a flat and fast course.  This is a USATF certified course and takes runners through one of America's top resort communities.  This South Carolina half marathon starts at 9 am.  Awards will be presented to the top 3 overall male and female finishers and the first place finisher in each age group category.  All participants will receive a Finisher's Medal and registration includes a t-shirt.
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    Bluffton 12 March 2017 Palmettobluff
    Palmetto Half Marathon
    The Palmetto Half Marathon starts in front of Academy Sports & Outdoors and finishes at the Fountain in the center of the Village at Sandhill.  This South Carolina half marathon begins at 7 am and is an out and back course.  The 13.1 mile course brings runners through parts of Northeast Columbia.  The Palmetto Half Marathon course is a mix of flat terrain and rolling hills.  This is a relatively fast half marathon course.  All participants will receive a Finisher's Medal after crossing the finish line.  Participants also receive a custom designed t-shirt and food and drink refreshments at the finish line.
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    Columbia 20 April 2018 Palmettohalfmarathon
    Seneca Half Marathon
    The Seneca Half Marathon begins at 8:15 am.  This South Carolina half marathon is a loop.  The start and finish will be at the Shaver Complex.  This 13.1 mile course is very hilly with a total of 6.8 miles of uphill climbs and 6.2 miles of downhills.  All participants will receive a Finisher's Medal.  There will be lots of cheering along the 13.1 mile course.  There will be live music and a St. Patrick's Day Party with beer and light refreshments after the race.  Cash prizes will be awarded to the top 3 overall male and female finishers as well as the top 3 overall male and female Masters finishers.
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    Seneca 17 March 2018 Seneca.sc.us
    DIVAS Half Marathon
    The DIVAS Half Marathon is the most fun and glam women's running series in the US.  The DIVAS Half Marathon takes place at 7:10 am on Ocean Blvd between 1st and 2nd Avenue South in North Myrtle Beach, SC.   This South Carolina half marathon takes runners towards Atlantic Beach, through a beach-side residential community, along Main Street, down millionaire row and along some very green and manicured golf courses.  Awards will be presented to the top 3 overall finishers and the top 3 finishers in each age group category.  All finishers will receive a DIVAS Finisher's Medal.  Registration also includes a pink tutu that can be worn on race day and a bubbly toast after the race.
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    Governor's Cup Road Race
    The Governor's Cup Road Race is part of South Carolina's Running Festival.  This is one of the oldest road race events in the Southeast.  This South Carolina half marathon begins at 7 am.  This 13.1 mile course takes runners through historic areas with lots of entertainment from 25-30 community groups.  The finish area will include music, food, vendors, and activities with a post-race celebration at Tin Roof.  This annual running festival also has a Main Street Mile, Kid's Fun Run and a 5K Run/Walk.  Runners will earn Columbia's Triple Crown if they register and complete the Run Hard Half or Full Marathon, The Palmetto Half Marathon and the Governor's Cup Half Marathon.  All participants will receive a short sleeved gender specific wicking t-shirt.  Awards will be presented to the top 3 male and female overall finishers, the top 3 male and female masters finishers, the top 3 male and female grandmasters, and the top 3 male and female finishers in each age group category.
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    Famously Hot Pink Half Marathon
    The Famously Hot Pink Half Marathon is a race event that helps beat breast cancer in the Midlands.  This South Carolina half marathon takes place at Spirit Communications Park and is a walker-friendly race.  Participants who cross the finish line by 10:45 am will receive a Finisher's Medal.  Runners also receive a race shirt with their registration, which can be picked up at the Expo.  The Expo is held at Spirit Communications Park.
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    Columbia 13 October 2018 Events.palmettohealthfoundation
    Lowcountry Trail Half Marathon
    The Lowcountry Trail Half Marathon starts at 8:30 am at Mullet Hall Equestrian Center.  This South Carolina trail half marathon gives runners an opportunity to enjoy beautiful fall foliage, moss-draped oaks, and native wildlife as they complete each mile.  Registration for the Lowcountry Trail Half Marathon includes post-race cold beverages and live music.  Those participants who register by September 14 are guaranteed a t-shirt.  The Lowcountry Trail Half Marathon is a looping course.  Runners will complete 3 loops.
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    Johns Island 13 October 2018 Ccprc
    Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon
    The Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon is a surfing themed half marathon that awards all finishers a Surfboard Finisher's Medal.  This South Carolina half marathon features 5 miles of oceanfront running.  This rain or shine event starts at 7 am and is a USATF certified course.  This 13.1 mile race is walker-friendly.  Registration includes a gender specific tech t-shirt, live surf bands, a live post race concert, and a post-race celebratory beer.  Awards will be presented to the top 3 overall finishers and the top 3 male and female finishers in each age group category.
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    Myrtle Beach 20 October 2018 Runmyrtlebeach
    Historic Georgetown Bridge2Bridge Run
    The Historic Georgetown Bridge2Bridge Half Marathon offers runners an event that showcases the charm of the seaport city of Georgetown.  This South Carolina event also includes a 12K, 5K, and Kid's Fun Run.  This 13.1 mile race starts at 7:30 am at the clock tower on Front Street.  There will be a beer garden located in Francis Marion Park after the race.  Runners will experience beautiful waterfront views as they cross Georgetown's gateway bridges over the Black and Waccamaw Rivers.
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    Georgetown 27 October 2018 Bridge2bridge
    Lexington Half Marathon
    The Run Hard Lexington Half Marathon is a USATF certified event.  This South Carolina half marathon will start and finish at Lexington County Baseball Stadium, which is home to the Lexington County Blowfish.  The course is designed so that runners will run down the 378 hill.  All participants will receive a Finisher's Medal.  Cash prizes will be awarded to the top 3 male and female overall finishers and the top 3 male and female overall masters finishers.  participants have the option to Double Dip by completing the Marathon, Half Marathon or 5K at the Run Hard Columbia Marathon Weekend.  Those who Double Dip receive an additional race shirt and Double Dip medal.
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    Lexington 10 November 2018 Lexingtonhalf
    Sweet Tea Half
    The Sweet Tea Half takes place in the small town of Summerville, which has been recognized as the birth place of Sweet Tea.  This South Carolina half marathon is capped at 800 participants.  All participants will receive a Finisher's Medal and soft tech long-sleeved race shirt.  Cash awards will be presented to the top 3 overall finishers, the 1st place masters finisher, and the 1st place grand masters finishers.  Awards will also be given to the top 3 finishers in each age group category.  Free parking is available in the parking garage near town hall.
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    Summerville 10 November 2018 Sweetteahalf
    Kiawah Island Golf Resort Half Marathon
    The Kiawah Island Golf Resort Half Marathon features a USATF certified course.  This South Carolina half marathon event takes runners through the island community of Kiawah Island.  This event is sponsored by the Kiawah Island Golf Resort.
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    Kiawah Island 8 December 2018 Kiawahresort
    Mill Stone Half Marathon Trail Race
    The Mill Stone Half Marathon Trail Race offers runners a challenging trail race.  Participants receive Finisher's Medals.  There will be awards for the overall finishers, the top masters finishers and top finishers in each age group.  Runners who do not want to run the full 13.1 miles can opt to run the 8K.  This 13.1 mile trail half marathon will feature almost all single-track, technical trails and participants should have some trail running experience prior to this event.  This South Carolina half marathon is part of the Mill Stone Trail Race Series and there are many opportunities to check out the course with the Rock Hill Striders.
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    Ft. Mill 12 May 2018 Rockhillstriders
    Race 13.1 Greenville
    Race 13.1 Greenville is a half marathon that features the Swamp Rabbit Trail and takes runners past Fluor Field and through Cleveland Park.  This South Carolina half marathon starts at 7:00 am and is capped at 1,500 runners.  This half marathon starts and finishes in the same area.  Each participant will receive a race tech t-shirt in gender specific sizes.  All finishers will receive a Finisher's Medal.  This is a USATF certified half marathon.  Awards will be presented to the overall male and female finishers and the winner of each age group category.
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    Greenville 9 September 2017 Race131

    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
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    King's Mountain Marathon
    This South Carolina marathon offers runners a hilly course with beautiful scenery.  The course is open to traffic.  Aid stations will be available about every 2 miles.  All participants of this 26.2 mile race will receive event t-shirts and a custom finisher's medal.  Awards will be given to the top three overall male and female finishers of the marathon, the top three male and female finishers in each age group category, and the top 3 masters male and female finishers.  This marathon is capped at 400 runners and is not yet USATF certified.
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    Clover 5 May 2018 Kingsmountainmarathon
    Kiawah Island Golf Resort Marathon
    The annual Kiawah Island Marathon is sponsored by the Kiawah Island Golf Resort.  This South Carolina marathon starts and finishes in scenic East Beach Village.  Runners enjoy picturesque views of forests, marshes, and grand homes.  This 26.2 mile course is USATF certified and can be used as a qualifying race for the Boston Marathon.
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    Kiawah Island 8 December 2018 Kiawahresort
    Run Hard Marathon
    The Run Hard Marathon is a spring event in South Carolina.  This 26.2 mile race is USATF certified.  This South Carolina marathon is a double loop course that finishes at the South Carolina State House.  The starting elevation is 324 feet.  Runners will experience a maximum elevation of 374 feet.  Cash prizes are given to the top 3 male and female finishers as well as the top 3 male and female masters finishers.  The top 3 male and female finishers in each age group category will receive an award.  All participants will receive a finisher's medal, technical race shirt and post-race refreshments.
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    Columbia 3 March 2018 Runhardcolumbiamarathon
    Myrtle Beach Marathon
    The Myrtle Beach Marathon is on of the flattest and fastest races in South Carolina.  This race event also features a half marathon, marathon relay, 5K and a 1 mile family fun run.  This South Carolina marathon is a USATF certified course and can be used as a Boston qualifier.  Runners will experience on-course entertainment and ocean views.
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    Charleston Marathon
    The Charleston Marathon starts at 8:00 am in Downtown Charleston by Burke Middle High School.  All participants will receive a finishers medal.  Awards will be given to the top 3 male and female overall finishers, the top masters male and female finishers, the top grand masters male and female, and the top five male and female finishers in each age group category.
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    Charleston 12 January 2019 Charlestonmarathon
    Hilton Head Island Marathon
    The Hilton Head Island Marathon begins at 8:00 am at Jarvis Creek Park.  This South Carolina marathon event is sponsored by Bear Foot Sports and Publix.  The 26.2 mile course takes runners through two parks and over the Broad Creek.  The marathon takes runners through Spanish Wells, Point Comfort, and Honey Horn Plantation.  It is a fast and flat course that can be used as a Boston Qualifier.  All participants will receive a Finisher's Medal and a colorful long sleeve performance blend t-shirt.  There will be a post race party featuring a Craft Beer Garden, refreshments, live music, food, door prizes, and a children's fun run.
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    Hilton Head Island 10 February 2018 Bearfootsports
    Altamont Marathon
    The Altamont Marathon is part of a race series that offers runners a challenging road marathon.  This South Carolina marathon takes place in the Heart of the Foothills and gives runners an opportunity to reach the top of Greenville County with a view of the entire Upstate.  This marathon is a 6.55 mile out and back course that starts at Pointsett Park.  Finishers will receive a Finisher's Patch and a post race meal of pizza, soup, coffee, and other refreshments.
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    Travelers Rest 6 April 2019 Runsignup
    Appalachian Series Day 5
    This South Carolina marathon is an out and back course that measures 2.2 miles, starting at Shaver Recreation Complex.  Marathon runners will complete 12 laps of this course.  The course is paved and a  hilly hike/bike path.
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    Seneca 11 October 2017 Mainlymarathons
    Swamp Rabbit Marathon
    The Swamp Rabbit Marathon is part of the Spinx Run Fest, sponsored by the Greenville Track Club.  This South Carolina marathon is a point-to-point race that starts at Furman University and finishes at Fluor Field.  The 26.2 mile course includes more of the Swamp Rabbit Trail than it has in the past.  All participants will receive a high quality technical shirt, a Swamp Rabbit beer stein, a Finisher's Medal and bus transportation to the start.  There will also be a large refreshment area after the race and runners will have free access to the ULTRA garden.
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    Greenville 28 October 2017 Spinxrunfest
    One Epic Run
    This South Carolina event consists of a 3.1 mile loop that runners complete as many times as they like in 24 hours.  The 3.1 mile loop includes the trails in the Upstate of South Carolina and takes place at Croft State Park.  The race begins at 9:00 am and all runners will receive a hooded sweatshirt.  Awards will be given to the top 3 male and female finishers.  A buckle will be awarded to those runners who reach a total of 100 miles.
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    Spartanburg 9 December 2017 Ultrasignup

    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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