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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.

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.

2017 event summary