Governor’s Cup Historic 5 Miler
Join us in November for a throwback event that captures the thrill of the very first Governor’s Cup Road Race.
5-Mile Historic Governor’s Cup Road Race starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday,
November 7, 2015. Runners will follow the majority of that first race’s
five-mile course, which winds through the capital city’s scenic
neighborhoods and finishes with a flourish on the University of South
Begun in 1973 and traditionally held in the
fall, the Governor’s Cup Road Race begins a new era this spring. Plans
are in place for the race to be held on the Saturday following Mother’s
Day each year.
Before we usher in the spring race, let’s
celebrate and remember that first race, held some 43 years ago. Much has
changed since then, and re-creating the original five-mile route was
challenging: a portion of one road on the university’s campus is no
longer there and a portion of another road is closed. Unchanged from the
original course are the start on the 1200 block of Main Street in front
of the State House and the finish near the Sol Blatt P.E. Center at
1400 Wheat Street. Also included from the original course is a run
through Maxcy Gregg Park and up the Saluda Avenue hill coming out of
Register now to run in this historic fall event.
Registration is just $35, including a long-sleeve T-shirt, awards for
overall, masters and grandmasters, as well as prize money for the top
runners. Please visit our website
to learn more and register to run or volunteer.
By Ray Renner, Governor’s Cup Road Race Event Coordinator