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Hotel Accommodations, Visitor Information & Attractions

Preferred and Recommended Accommodations:

The Hilton is at ground zero for The Governor’s Cup Running Festival. Close to both the start and finish lines not to mention USC and the State Capitol grounds as well some of the best dining and entertainment venues in all of South Carolina. The Hilton is offering a special race participant discounts You won’t find a better deal in Columbia than the Hilton and the Hampton.

Hilton Columbia Center (Governor's Cup Race Headquarters)
Cutoff date: April 18th
Rate: $119
Check In: 4pm
Check Out: 11am

Parking Information

5K Course

Please note that all parking options listed below are suggested decks/garages.  

Availability will be on a first come, first served basis. We highly recommend carpooling or taking an Uber/Lyft/Taxi as well as arriving at least 45 minutes prior to your race start to alleviate race stress!

May 17 Race Start (Main Street Mile | Kids Main Street Mile): Starts and finishes at the corner of  Main and Lady Streets (29201). 

May 18 Race Start (5K  | Half Marathon): starts at 1312 Main St. heading south toward the SC State House.  The event finishes heading south on Park St. at 1110 Park Street

Complimentary Garages for Saturday, May 18:

PJ Cannon Deck  
Taylor Street Deck
Washington Street Deck.

*Suggestion: Lady Street Deck is closest parking to starting line and Park Street Garage is closest to Finish line

See below for the pricing schedule for all other city garages:

Hourly rates

  • First 30 minutes $1.00
  • Second 30 minutes $1.00
  • Each additional hour $1.00 (maximum of $10.00/day)