Help Wanted! 

By Russ Pate, Governor’s Cup Event Director
The Governor’s Cup event committee has adopted the goal of developing the event into one that attracts many thousands of participants.  By growing the event we hope to expand its impact on the community’s health and to bring many visitors to the Greater Columbia area.  To achieve these goals, we need help. 


Caitlin Batten: In pursuit of speed

In a Governor’s Cup Road Race field that always includes elite athletes, Caitlin Batten has gone from the sixth overall woman in 2013 to the second overall woman in 2016. In 2015 she was named South Carolina Long Distance Runner of the Year by USA Track and Field.

While she has always been a fast runner, Caitlin wanted to learn how to kick up her training a notch. When she added speed and tempo workouts, she became much faster.  Now she has Olympic dreams and the racing speed to realize them.

Taking Great Strides: Training for Your Big Race

Are you considering signing up to run a road race in the near future?  Maybe a one-mile fun run, 5K, or half marathon has peaked your interest.  If you are planning to participate soon, you want to make sure you are prepared, so your experience is a good one! There are several things to consider when training.

Gov Cup News

Fleet Feet, Strictly Running, and Riverland Hills Run for God program are providing training groups for the Governor’s Cup Road Race.   Please visit our training web page for details and be on the lookout for additional groups.

Mark your calendars! The Columbia Running Club (CRC) will be partnering again with the Governor's Cup to host two preview runs on Saturdays February 11, 2017 and April 15, 2017 at 7:00 am.   Runners will meet and leave from in front of the State House.  CRC will be providing water and Gatorade on the route which takes you on a real "Tour de Columbia" including Historic Columbia sites, Finley Park, the Gervais St Bridge, West Columbia and Cayce, the Blossom St Bridge, Founders Park, Five Points, Shandon and the USC campus.  
We are proud to be RRCA South Carolina State Championship events in both the Main Street Mile and the Half Marathon!

We are proud to be RRCA South Carolina State Championship events in both the Main Street Mile and the Half Marathon!

The Tin Roof will be hosting a post-event celebration.    Stay tuned for additional information.

Governor’s Cup Road Race Trivia

The first person who gets this correct will win a $25 Strictly Running gift certificate.  To win, you must be the first person to post the correct answer on our FB page.  Here is your question: 

Question: What year and month did Strictly Running move to 2515 Devine St.?