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2018 Governor's Cup Road Race: Columbia, SC

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 18-19, 2018 for our 46th annual event.  

South Carolina’s Running Festival kicks off with our Expo on Friday, May 18, at 11:00 am.   The excitement moves on to the Main Street Mile and Kid’s Mile (Fun Run) on Friday evening.   Runners of all abilities to include elite athletes will be running a mile on Main Street.   This event is the  2018 One Mile RRCA Southern Region 1 Mile Championship Event.

On Saturday, May 19, the Half Marathon takes off at 7:00 am, and the 5k Run/Walk takes off at 7:30 am.   Both races will experience a great course that includes historic areas and will encounter entertainment from 25-30 Spirit Corps locations on the course. Participants will finish near the intersection of Park and Senate Streets and will be arriving starting at 7:45 am and continuing through 10:00 am.  Our finish area will include music, food, vendors, and activities leading up to our awards ceremonies and a post-race celebration at Tin Roof.   Please check back for updated details.

Working Well Corporate Challenge Returns for 2018!

The Governor's Cup Road Race, in partnership with the South Carolina Hospital Association's Working Well initiative, is happy to announce the return of the Working Well Corporate Challenge. We invite all companies in SC to participate in the challenge with the goal of promoting employee wellness in SC.   Corporate teams will receive a discount on Governor’s Cup race registration and some additional benefits. For more information about how your company can be involved, how to be a team captain, and more, contact Sara Grace Bailey, sbailey@scha.org.

2017 event summary