25 Largest races in South Carolina 2010

Below is a list of the largest races in South Carolina.  This list is compiled by Cedric Jaggers, the editor of SOUTH CAROLINA RUNNER’S GAZETTE and a contributing editor of RUNNING JOURNAL.  Please note that this includes timed finishers only; estimates and guesses are not included.

RACE / DISTANCE / CITY / # FINISHERS / YEAR OVER YEAR DIFFERENCE

1 COOPER RIVER BRIDGE RUN 10K Charleston 33,057 + 1,627
2 TURKEY DAY 5K Charleston 5,308 + 1,123
3 RACE FOR THE CURE 5K Charleston 3,070 + 516
4 GHS SWAMP RABBIT 5K Greenville 2,913 +1,307
5 MYRTLE BEACH MINI MARATHON 13.1M Myrtle Beach 2,698 new
6 KIAWAH ISLAND HALF MARATHON 13.1M Kiawah Island 2,542 - 146
7 REEDY RIVER 5K 5K Greenville 2,069 - 36
8 BIGGEST LOSER 5K 5K Myrtle Beach 1,925 new
9 GREENVILLE NEWS RUNDOWNTOWN 5K Greenville 1,812 - 180
10 REINDEER RUN 5K Charleston 1,740 + 464
11 GET TO THE GREEN 5K Columbia 1,651 + 454
12 SPINX RUNFEST HALF MARA 13.1M Greenville 1,304 + 1
13 REEDY RIVER RUN 10K Greenville 1,290 - 136
14 CANDLELIGHT RUN FOR HOPE 5K Greenville 1,286 - 505
15 SPINX RUNFEST 5K 5K Greenville 1,099 + 271
16 FIRECRACKER 5000 5K Hilton Head 1,044 + 77
17 MIDNIGHT FLIGHT 5K Anderson 1,020 - 14
18 GOVERNOR’S CUP HALF MARA 13.1M Columbia 931 + 255
19 Caine Halter YMCA LUNGS4LIFE 5K Greenville 927 + 370
20 PIGGLY WIGGLY TURKEY TROT 5K (uncert) Hilton Head 896 + 119
21 KIAWAH ISLAND MARATHON 26.2M Kiawah Island 874 - 52
22 SUNRISE RUN 8K Simpsonville 713 + 95
23 TREESGREENVILLE TURKEY DAY 8K Greenville 705 + 78
24 PALMETTO HALF MARATHON 13.1m Columbia 688 new
25 MYRTLE BEACH MARATHON 5K 5K Myrtle Beach 673 - 49