2013 Charlie Post Classic 15K & 5K


The Charlie Post Classic is a running tradition in the Charleston area and honors the memory of Dr. Charlie Post with a 15K and 5K running race. The event takes place on beautiful Sullivan's Island, SC. Triangle Char + Bar is our presenting sponsor for a second year in a row. The courses are flat and fast and take place on USTAF certified. Three SC State records have been set over the past two years. The race is oragnized and hosted by the Charleston Running Club.

Both races begin promptly at 8:30 am at the Sullivan's Island Fire Station (2050 Middle Street). The total number of runners will be CAPPED at 1,000.

Packet Pickup and Late Registration

Early Packet pickup and late registration will take place Friday (1/25) at Triangle Char+Bar in MOUNT PLEASANT (1440 Ben Sawyer Blvd, 29464) from 11am until 6pm. $25 for CRC members and $30 for non-members.

Race Day Packet Pickup and Registration will take place Sullivan's Island Fire Station (2050 Middle Street, 29482) from 6:45am until 8:15am.

15K Race: 2013 USATF South Carolina Association 15K Championship

The Charlie Post 15K (9.3 miles) is the premier race of its distance in South Carolina and will serve as the 2013 State Championship in this distance. The event is highly competitive and 2013 will be no different with a $2,000 purse for Top 3 Overall and Top Master and Grand Master. (First - $400, Second - $200, Third - $100, Master - $200 and Grandmaster - $100) Awards will be given for Top 3 in each age group (See below). Water Stops are provided at miles 2, 5 and 7.5

Note: There will be two award categories for the 15K division:

1) ALL PARTICIPANTS ARE ELIGIBLE for the Charlie Post Classic 15K awards which feature $2,000 in cash prizes for overall winners and top three age group awards.

2) In addition to #1 above, USA Track and Field members will be eligible for the 2013 USATF South Carolina Association 15k Championships Awards. Special medals will be given to the Top 5 male and female award winners who are current USATF members

5K Race

For those looking for something a little shorter, the Charlie Post 5K is a great option. The 5K starts simultaneously with the 15K and splits off at the 2 mile mark. The scenic course covers the southern end of Sullivan's Island. Prizes will be awarded for Top 3 Overall and Top Master and Grandmaster finishers and Awards will be given for Top 3 in each Age Group. A water stop is provided at mile 2.

Age Group and Award Breakdown for Both Races:

Top Three Overall, First Master (40 years and older), First Grandmaster (50 years and older) and Top 3 in the following age categories: 13 and under (5K only); 14-17 (5K only); 17 and under (15K only); 18-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70+

Charleston Running Club

Since 1977 the Charleston Running Club has been promoting running in the local running community. Early on we were 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.

With over 350 members, we welcome runners of all abilities. Our diverse group includes first time runners along with some of South Carolina's elite runners. We all come together on the second Wednesday of teh 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, a great breakfast after the Cooper River Bridge Run and discounts from local retailers.

For more information visit www.charlestonrunningclub.com

Charlie Post Scholarship

The Charlie Post Classic 15K and 5K is the signature running event of the Charleston Running Club. Now in its 30th year, This race honors the memory of Dr. Charlie Post, a well-known Charleston runner, triathlete and family physician who volunteered his time and medical talents to the running community. Dr. Post had been a very active member of the Charleston Running Club, served as the head of the College of Charleston’s student health services, and also was the school’s team physician for varsity sports until his untimely death in 1984. As a memorial, the Charleston Running Club funds an annual scholarship in his memory through the athletic department of the College of Charleston. In 2012, the Charleston Running Club contributed $7,500, raised from the Charlie Post Classic 15K & 5K, to the Charlie Post Scholarship Endowment Fund at the College of Charleston