2013 LARGEST SC RACES compiled by Cedric Jaggers

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2013 LARGEST SC RACES compiled by Cedric Jaggers

Includes only races out of the 600 or so held in the state which timed every finisher individually 

RACES WITH USATF CERTIFIED FULL LENGTH COURSES IN ALL CAPS 
Race Name Distance City #Finishers Change 
1 COOPER RIVER BRIDGE RUN 10K 10K Charleston 31,458 –5,298** 
2 TURKEY DAY 5K 5K Charleston 6,563 +730 
3 GHS SWAMP RABBIT 5K Travelers Re 4,249 +663 
4 Carolinas Spartan Beast 10-12m* Winnsboro 3,897 new 
5 DIVAS HALF MARATHON 13.1M N Myrtle Bch 3,663 +593 
6 MYRTLE BEACH HALF MARATHON 13.1M Myrtle Beach 3,362 –206 
7 MYRTLE BEACH MINI HALF MARATHON 13.1M Myrtle Beach 2,758 +507 
8 KIAWAH ISLAND HALF MARATHON 13.1M Kiawah Isl 2,590 –157 
9 REINDEER RUN 5K Charleston 2,406 +269 
10 CHARLESTON HALF MARATHON 13.1M Charleston 2,191 +158 
11 RACE FOR THE CURE LOWCOUNTRY` 5K Charleston 1,993 –3,386** 
12 GET TO THE GREEN 5K Columbia 1,832 –76 
13 REEDY RIVER RUN 5K 5K Greenville 1,685 +93 
14 Firecracker 5000 5k* Hilton Head 1,632 +118 
15 MYRTLE BEACH MARATHON 26.2M Myrtle Beach 1,612 -155 
16 GREENVILLE NEWS RUN DOWNTOWN 5K Greenville 1,559 +133 
17 Mutt Strut 5k* Greenville 1,242 +529 
18 St Patty’s Day 5k* Greenville 1,266 –234 
19 Piggly Wiggly Turkey Trot 5k 5k* Hilton Head 1,173 +92 
20 SPINX RUNFEST HALF MARATHON 13.1M Greenville 1,133 –378 
21 TREESGREENVILLE TURKEY DAY 8K Greenville 1,118 +45 
22 Divas Half Marathon 5k 5k* N Myrtle Bch 1,113 +478 
23 RED WHITE & BLUE SHOES 5K Greenville 1,027 –141 
24 MIDNIGHT FLIGHT 5K 5K Anderson 1,109 -39 
-note one less race in SC had 1,000 or more finishers than last year- 
25 REEDY RIVER RUN 10K Greenville 985 -168 
26 MYRTLE BEACH MARATHON 5K 5K Myrtle Beach 923 -14 
27 KIAWAH ISLAND MARATHON 26.2M Kiawah Isl 897 -182 
28 SUNRISE RUN 8K Simpsonville 874 +55 
29 CHARLESTON MARATHON 26.2M Charleston 838 -12 
30 Mud Endeavor 5k* Anderson 832 new 
31 PALMETTO HALF MARATHON 13.1M Columbia 823 -109 
32 CATCH THE LEPRECHAUN 5K Mt Pleasant 815 -65 
33 COASTAL 5K 5K Myrtle Beach 798 +102 
34 Bulldog Challenge Project Mud 5k* Charleston 773 +53 
35 RAY TANNER THE HOME RUN 5K 5K Columbia 773 +114 
36 COLUMBIA HALF MARATHON (March) 13.1m Columbia 767 +8 
37 Michelin Memorial 5K Greenville 750 -51 
38 GHS HALF MARATHON 13.1M Greenville 749 +93 
39 BGCM TURKEY DAY 5K 5K Columbia 743 +123 
40 CHARLESTON MARATHON 5K 5K N Charleston 731 +232 
41 Go Glow Charleston 5k* Charleston 729 new 
42 CRAWDADDY DASH 5K Columbia 724 +106 
43 GOVERNORS CUP HALF MARATHON 13.1M Columbia 681 -30 
44 RAY TANNER THE HOME RUN 12K 12K Columbia 672 +63 
45 iFIVE DIGITAL CORRIDOR 5K Charleston 670 +7 
46 JAILBREAK 5K 5K Lexington 663 +131 
47 RIVERDOG RUN FORREST RUN 5K Charleston 654 +246 
48 JAMES ISLAND CONNECTOR 10k Charleston 650 +162 
49 RACE FOR LIFE 5K Columbia 638 +279 
50 SURFSIDE ROTARY TURKEY TROT 5K 5K Surfside Beach 620 -72 
51 RUNWAY RUN 5K Columbia 593 +49 
52 Run For Adela 5k* Sullivans Isle 582 -106 
53 BORN IN THE USA 5K Columbia 577 -122 
54 LUNGS 4 LIFE (Caine Halter YMCA) 5K Greenville 574 -268 
55 TURKEY BOWL 5K 5K Greenville 571 +115 
56 BMW CLASSIC 2M Greer 562 -123 
57 SPINX RUNFEST 5K 5K Greenville 560 -543 
58 GRAND STRAND TURKEY TROT 5K 5K Myrtle Beach 549 +33 
59 Shriners Hospital Candlelight 2.7m* Greenville 545 new 
60 INDEPENDENCE DAY FREEDOM 5K 5K Myrtle Beach 535 +127 
61 REINDEER RUN 5K 5K Anderson 523 +45 
62 COLD WINTER’S DAY 5K Columbia 506 -123 
63 PARIS MOUNTAIN ROAD RACE 5K 5K Greenville 504 +44 
-note just over 10% of the races in SC had over 500 finishers in 2013- 
64 ISLE OF PALMS CONNECTOR 10K Charleston 496 +75 
65 FLOWERTOWN SHAMROCK SHUFFLE 5K 5K Summerville 485 -4 
66 TURKEY TROT 5K Hartsville 482 -28 
67 Anderson Reindeer Run 1m 1m Anderson 462 +41 
68 PROVIDENCE HEART & SOLE 5M Columbia 459 -148 
69 Run Dead 5k* N Charleston 455 +32 
70 HILTON HEAD HALF MARATHON 13.1M Hilton Head 439 -116 
71 Milliken Earth Run XC 5k* Spartanburg 435 -44 
72 JAMES ISLAND CONNECTOR 5K Charleston 427 +48 

*indicates no USATF course certification listed or found for these races, note uncertified courses are approximate distances not recognized by USATF for records 
**note that the COOPER RIVER BRIDGE RUN 10K allowed 5,000 fewer entrants in 2013 than in 2012, and the RACE FOR THE CURE LOWCOUNTRY 5K decided not to time the walkers as they had in 2012. CJ