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Save the Date

February 18-19, 2022

2019 Race Footage

Governor's Cup Road Race

July 20, 2021

Though the COVID pandemic remains a major challenge for our society, the Governor’s Cup Event Committee has begun preparations for the 2022 Governor’s Cup Road Race. On the evening of February 18, the Main Street Mile and Kids’ Main Street Mile events will take place in Downtown Columbia and on the morning of February 19 the Governor’s Cup Half-Marathon and the Gov Cup 5K will bring runners back onto the streets of Columbia, West Columbia, and Cayce for the first time in two years. Though the Governor’s Cup will not take place in 2021, the Event Committee has been working throughout the year to take steps that will strengthen the Governor’s Cup as we move toward 2022. Important actions have been:

  • The volunteer leadership of the event has been strengthened by adding several new members at the Event Committee and Key Volunteer levels.
  • Modifications to the Half-Marathon and 5K courses have been adopted and will be announced in the near future.
  • Relationships with our major sponsors, the Lexington Medical Center and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of SC, have been reconfirmed and additional new sponsorship relations are being pursued.
  • Connections are being established with community organizations that will provide groups of volunteers to support key event functions on race weekend. 

Our goal has been to make the most of our COVID-induced pause by taking actions to strengthen the Governor’s Cup in the long term. Please mark your calendar and plan to join us on February 18-19!


Russ Pate
Event Director

Katie Miller
Event Manager

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Larry Hamilton has written a running column for The State newspaper over the past 33 years. On August 9th, he wrote his last submission before retiring the column. Read Larry's final column here.