Is there a time cut off for the Half Marathon? The Half Marathon course will close down at 10:15 am.
How do I register? *Click here to register online
Is there late registration? There is late registration from 11:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Expo.
**NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION. On race day you may pick up packets from 6:00 to 7:00 a.m. at the Hilton Columbia Center located at 924 Senate St., Columbia, SC. This location is over four blocks from the start located at 1312 Main St. Please allow time to get to the start line.
Can we transfer our registration? Yes, for a $10 transfer fee. We will be taking transfers at the expo, but not on race day.
Map and Driving Directions:
- Expo/packet pick-up/late registration at the Hilton Columbia Center located at 924 Senate St., Columbia, SC.
- Start line in front of the capitol, 1312 Main St.
- HM and 5k finish line at 1110 Park Street
Where do I park? View parking garage map for suggested lots.
Is there a bag drop at the start? Yes, we will have a bag drop at the start area. Bags will be transported down to the Tin Roof for pick up.
What is the Columbia’s Triple Crown; 3 x 13.1? Runners who complete the half marathon at the Run Hard, Palmetto, and Governor’s Cup will receive special awards. Click Here for details.
When and where is the award ceremony? 5k awards are at ~ 8:50 am, Half Marathon awards are at ~9:45 am.
Is there a rain plan? The Governor’s Cup Road Race, like most running events, is prepared to operate within a wide range of potential weather conditions. Exceptions would be extreme conditions such as dangerously high heat and humidity, lightning, tornadoes, and/or very heavy precipitation. In response to such conditions the Governor’s Cup Event Committee maintains the right to delay, reschedule, modify or cancel the event or components of the event. Decisions regarding any adjustments to the planned event will be announced, as early as possible, on the event website as well as via email and social media.
Are Dogs allowed? The Carolina Marathon Association discourages runners from participating with their dogs; however, any runners or walkers with dogs must have dogs leashed and will be required to begin at the back to not impede other runners. Please be aware of other runners and walkers at all times.
Are baby strollers allowed? The Carolina Marathon Association discourages runners from participating with their strollers; however, any runners with strollers will be asked to start at the back of the pack. Baby strollers are welcome in the walk and will be asked to start in the back of the pack. Please be aware of other runners and walkers at all times.
I missed the awards ceremony. Can I still get my award? Yes, the CMA Office at 1215 Anthony Avenue, Columbia, SC will retain the unclaimed awards the end of July.
Can someone else pick up my packet? Yes, someone else can pick-up your packet; however, they will need to have your bib number. Bib numbers for all registered by May 15, 2017 will be sent by email to runners the week of the race and will also be available at the packet pick-up.
I can’t remember if I am registered? How can I check? Follow this link: http://www.strictlyrunning.com/gpscrlgnInv.asp.
Can I transfer my registration to someone else? Any transfers must happen prior to race day by contacting Strictly Running, http://www.strictlyrunning.com.
I did not make the race. Can I still pick up my shirt? As long as shirts are available, you may pick one up at the CMA Office at 1215 Anthony Avenue, Columbia, SC. They will be retained until the end of July.
Is there a lost & found? Lost and found will be at the late registration table at the expo/packet-pick-up and at the awards ceremony area on race day. Clothing items left on the race course are done so at your own risk.