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Packet Pick-up location is at The Main Course located at 1624 Main Street. You can access the entrance via the patio which is located near PJ Cannon Parking Garage. This will take place on Friday, February 18 located between 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

On February 19, Packet pick up will be located on the north side of the Statehouse near the starting line (by Gervais and Main Street) from 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m..

Is there a time cut off for the Half Marathon? The half marathon course has a 3 hour, 15 minute time limit (14:53/mile). Because aid stations, volunteers and police will not be available to participants who fall below this pace, runners will be asked to leave the course for their own safety after the 3:15 hour mark. If participants choose to continue running after the course is closed, they do so at their own risk and will be asked by the Columbia Police Department to move off the streets.

How do I register?  *Click here to register online

REGISTRATION QUESTIONS:

I registered but didn’t receive a confirmation? How do I know I am registered? Please check this link provided by Strictly Running to see if you have already signed up https://www.strictlyrunning.com/gpscrlgnInv.asp.

Are there any age or prize money restrictions? No, there is not an age restriction on any of the distances, however for the Main Street Mile (elite) category, qualifying high school and college students may participate in the competition but they will not be eligible to receive prize money.

Is there late registration?   Yes, there is late registration from on Friday, February 18 located at The Main Course at 1624 Main Street. We will be along the backside of the venue next to the PJ Cannon Parking Garage between 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

**NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION. On race day you may pick up packets from 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. at the northside of the Statehouse grounds near Gervais and Main Street.

Can we transfer our registration? Yes, for a $10 transfer fee. We will be taking transfers at packet pick up, but not on race day.

REFUND POLICY:

All entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. This is noted on our registration application and when you register for our events you must agree to this policy. This policy stays in effect whether you are injured, have an unexpected business or family emergency, illness, etc. There are no exceptions!

MAP AND DRIVING DIRECTIONS:

Where is packet pick-up on Friday? Packet Pick-up location is at Main Course located at 1624 Main Street. You can access the entrance via the patio which is located near PJ Cannon Parking Garage. This will take place on Friday, February 18 located between 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Where do I park?  Park at the PJ Cannon Parking garage located at 1227 Taylor Street.

Is there a bag drop at the start? Yes, we will have a bag drop at the start area. Bags will be transported down corner of Park and Senate near the Hilton for pick up.

When is the award ceremony?  5K awards will begin at 9:30 a.m. and half marathon awards will begin at 10:30 a.m.

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 April.

Can someone else pick up my packet? Yes, someone else can pick-up your packet.

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 April.

Is there a lost & found?  Lost and found will be at the awards ceremony area on race day. Clothing items left on the race course are done so at your own risk.

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