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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. Created by Terry Hamlin, the Charleston Running Club was 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. 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.
“Terry is a man who knows running. He was on the leading edge of the running boom. And it was well known in the Charelston area that if you need information about running, he was the man to talk to. ” ~Cedric Jaggers
Proceeds from the various races the Charleston Running Club Host benefit the following:
Charlie Post Scholarship Fund
Sullivans Island Fire & Rescue Dept
Gavalas Kolanko Foundation
Charleston Running Club Activities
Monthly traveling group runs
Monthly social events
Cooper River Bridge Run Breakfast
End of Year Holiday Party for Members
Board Member Liability Insurance
RRCA Club Membership
USATF Club Membership
Support for local community projects as they come up.
The Charleston Running Club is a club for all runner types and styles. We are a club made up of elite runners to casual weekend road warriors to those just lacing up a pair of running shoes for the first time ever. Membership price is very reasonable and the benefits include: Race discounts to over 30 local races Group Runs Monthly Socials Breakfast after the Cooper river Bridge Run Discounts to local businesses such as Joints in Motion and CORA Physical Therapy Yearly Holiday Party
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