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2017 Governor's Cup Road Race

Launched in 1973, the Lexington Medical Center Governor’s Cup Road Race is one of the oldest, continuously conducted road race events in the Southeast. Join us on May 19-20, 2017 for our 45th annual event.

Lexington Medical Center 44th annual Governor’s Cup Road Race

The Lexington Medical Center 44th annual Governor’s Cup Road Race took place on May 13 and May 14, 2016.    This was a season of change as we put forth a new race date on all new courses.   Future dates will fall on the first Saturday after Mother’s Day.

Events opened on Friday evening at 7:00 pm with our new event, the Main Street Mile.  The elite division men’s winner was Nicholas Kurgat in a time of 4:17 and the women’s was Yolanda Ngarambe in a time of 4:49. The open division men’s winner was Jeremy Lewin in 4:58 and the women’s division was Charmaine Howell in a time of 6:23.  

On Saturday, the half marathon started under sunny skies and low 60s temps at 7:00 am, followed by the 5k run and 5k walk at 7:30 am, and then our kid’s fun run that started at 8:30 am.  The top male in the half marathon were Nicholas Kurgat in a time of 1:07:27 and top female Zipporah Chebet in a time of 1:16:37.   For the 5k race, the male winner was James Sires in a time of 16:28 and the top female was Yolanda Ngarambe in a time of 16:46.  Everyone was a winner in the kid’s fun run as they ran through the balloon arch, through bubbles, and around colored cones.  Please view full race results here.

Special thanks to many who made this day possible.  Thanks to our title sponsor Lexington Medical Center who supports our event fully as a sponsor with high employee participation and a top notch marketing team.  Thanks to our 5k race sponsor *Blue Cross Blue Shield of SC who has an enormous employee participation of runners and volunteers.  BCBSSC supplied volunteers for all our water/aid stations and cycle support for the races.  Other sponsors and supporters includes The State, First Citizens Bank, Dicks Sporting Goods, Richland County, City of Columbia, The Hilton Columbia Center, Columbia Regional Sports Council, and Grace Outdoors.  One more special thanks to dozens of volunteers who made this day awesome like its volunteers.

*BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.