Eric Ashton: More than a great runner

Elite runner Eric Ashton will be back for the 2017 Governor’s Cup half marathon. That’s good news for master’s division runners because it will mark his last year in the master’s division. It’s bad news for grandmaster division runners because he will move up into their division next year.

Now approaching the magic age of 50, Eric remains a force.  Among elite and 20-something runners, he finished 6th overall in the 2016 Governor’s Cup, easily winning the masters division with a 6:40 time gap over the second-place masters finisher.  It is not uncommon to see him as overall winner in many local races, including an overall first in the Lexington’s Race Against Hunger on February 25, 2017.

Future Scholar Sponsors Governor’s Cup Main Street Mile & Kids Run

Up to 1,000 Midlands Students to be Given Free Entry

Governor’s Cup Road Race is proud to present Future Scholar as a Gold Sponsor in support of the Main Street Mile and Kid’s Mile on Friday, May 19, 2017.   Their sponsorship will allow up to 1,000 midlands students free entry to the Kid’s Mile.  Main Street Mile events include the Kid’s Mile at 6:30 p.m., the open mile at 7:00 p.m., and the elite mile at 7:30 p.m.  The mile course starts and finishes on the corner of Main and Lady Streets.   Click here to read our full press release.  Click here to learn more about and register for the Kid's Mile.

Welcome American Diabetes Association as Gov Cup Charity Beneficiary

The 2017 Governor’s Cup Road Race Charity Beneficiary will be the American Diabetes Association. We are excited about partnering with ADA and making a difference for those feeling the effects of diabetes.

The ADA mission is to prevent and cure diabetes, and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. Nearly 30 million battle diabetes and every 23 seconds someone new is diagnosed with diabetes. Diabetes causes more deaths a year than breast cancer and AIDS combined.

Governor’s Cup Courses and Half Marathon Course Preview
The 2017 Governor’s Cup half marathon and Main Street Mile courses have been updated.  Please click here to view our course maps.
Mark your calendars for an opportunity to preview this new and exciting course! We are partnered with the Columbia Running Club (CRC) for a preview run on Saturday,  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. 

Governor’s Cup Shirt and Medal Art

The Governor’s Cup Road Race shirt and medal art is released!  Awards art will be released soon!

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