2019 Race Footage
Governor's Cup Road Race
April 20, 2021
The last year has presented unique challenges as the COVID-19 pandemic has required adjustments to almost every segment of our society. This includes the running community and iconic running events like the Governor’s Cup Road Race. While we were fortunate to have conducted the 2020 Governor’s Cup in mid-February just before the COVID shutdown, we have not been so fortunate in 2021. It was clear in late 2020 that, in deference to public health guidelines, it would not be appropriate to conduct the traditional Governor’s Cup event in February of 2021. However, there was hope that it might be feasible to conduct the traditional event or a modified event later in 2021. After exploring a number of options, our Event Committee decided that the best option was to suspend the 2021 Governor’s Cup and to look ahead to 2022. This decision was made in close consultation with our major sponsors, Lexington Medical Center and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of SC, both of which have been tremendously supportive of the Governor’s Cup for many years. Our Event Committee will work over the coming months to prepare for a 2022 Governor’s Cup Road Race that we expect to be our best ever. We hope you will join us on February 18-19 for an exceptional running experience!
"Run with joy for the rest of your lives."
Larry Hamilton has written a running column for The State newspaper over the past 33 years. On August 9th, he wrote his last submission before retiring the column. Read Larry's final column here.