Floppin' Flounder 5K

Sat June 4, 2022 Sullivans Island, SC 29482 US Directions
30+ Years of Club History

How We Got Started

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. 

The Charleston Running Club has been promoting running in the local running community since 1977. 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 as well as some of South Carolina’s elite runners. We all come together once a month 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, and a great breakfast after the Cooper River Bridge Run. 

The Founder

Terry Hamlin

“Terry is a man who knows running. He was on the leading edge of the running boom. And it was well known in the Charleston area that if you need information about running, he was the man to talk to. ” ~Cedric Jaggers

The Benefactors

Proceeds from the various races the Charleston Running Club hosts benefit the following:
  • Charlie Post Scholarship Fund
  • Sullivan's Island Fire & Rescue Dept.
  • Gavalas Kolanko Foundation
  • Charleston Running Club activities
    • Monthly traveling group runs
    • Monthly social events
    • Guest speakers
    • Health lectures
    • Breakfast after the Cooper River Bridge Run 
    • End-of-year holiday party for members
    • Operations
    • Websites
    • Race preparations
    • Event insurance
    • Board member liability insurance
    • RRCA club membership
    • USATF club membership
    • Support for local community projects as they come up


Club Membership

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, and those lacing up for the first time.  

The membership fee is very reasonable. The benefits include:
- Race discounts to over 30 local races
- Group runs
- Monthly socials
- Breakfast after the Cooper River Bridge Run
- Yearly holiday party
For more information, please visit our website at www.charlestonrunningclub.com.

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