Largest races in South Carolina in 2013


  compiled by Cedric Jaggers

Includes only races out of the 600 or so held in the state which timed every finisher individually




   Race Name                        Distance    City     #Finishers Change   

COOPER RIVER BRIDGE RUN 10K      10K         Charleston  31,458  –5,298**

TURKEY DAY 5K                    5K          Charleston   6,563  +730

3    GHS SWAMP RABBIT                 5K          Travelers Re 4,249  +663  

4  Carolinas Spartan Beast          10-12m*     Winnsboro    3,897   new

DIVAS HALF MARATHON              13.1M       N Myrtle Bch 3,663  +593

MYRTLE BEACH HALF MARATHON      13.1M       Myrtle Beach 3,362  –206

MYRTLE BEACH MINI HALF MARATHON  13.1M       Myrtle Beach 2,758  +507

KIAWAH ISLAND HALF MARATHON      13.1M       Kiawah Isl   2,590  –157

9   REINDEER RUN                     5K          Charleston  2,406  +269

10 CHARLESTON HALF MARATHON         13.1M       Charleston  2,191  +158

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Running is popular in Charleston – 120+ races in 2013.



compiled by Cedric Jaggers

Note: Uncertified courses are approximate distances not recognized by USATF for records and should be considered short of the advertised distance, they are meaningless for comparison to times on certified courses.  

1/5   3rd BULLDOG BREAKAWAY 5K       Charleston              5K    certified #SC10041BS

      55 finishers (up 3)          17:13 Irv Batten        24:26 Mary Mauldin

1/9   3rd CHARLESTON MARATHON        Charleston              26.2M certified #SC13001DW 

       838 finishers (down 12)      2:31:46 Craig Coon      3:03:17 Faith Korbel

1/9   4th CHARLESTON HALF MARATHON   Charleston              13.1M certified #SC13002DW

       2,191 finishers (up 158)     1:12:37 Tom Clifford    1:22:04 Alexandra Cadicamo

1/9   4th CHARLESTON MARATHON 5K     N Charleston            5K    cert ‘applied for’

      731 finishers (up 232)       16:05 Matthew Devillers 20:53 Sarah Allers

1/26  30th CHARLIE POST CLASSIC 15K  Sullivan’s Island       15K   certified #SC12012BS

      326 finishers (down 65)            47:40 Michael Banks     55:16 Alyssa Kulik  

      30th CHARLIE POST CLASSIC 5K   Sullivan’s Island       5K    cert ‘applied for’

      297 finishers (down 109)     16:15 Patrick Morgan    19:33 Sara Jenkins  

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Results from the 3rd annual Jingle Bell Run and Walk for Arthritis (133 timed finishers, down from 153 in 2012)


December 14, 2013

Mount Pleasant/Charleston, SC

                                 Results compiled by Race Management Systems(RMS),


Place Div/Tot  No.   Name                Age S City            St Time    Pace    

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    1   1/5      749 Matthew Dieterich    26 M Charleston      SC   17:51  5:45

    2   1/1      877 Morgan Woods         17 M Goose Creek     SC   18:10  5:51

    3   1/3      777 Steven Holshouser    24 M Mt Pleasant     SC   19:42  6:21

    4   1/10     848 Michael Sparkman     52 M Goose Creek     SC   21:15  6:51

    5   1/7      875 Norman Miller        55 M Manasquan       NJ   21:23  6:53

    6   1/12     863 Kristin White        28 F Mt Pleasant     SC   21:26  6:54

    7   1/6      822 Shawn O’Kane         34 M Mt Pleasant     SC   21:28  6:55

    8   1/16     816 Audrey Morgan        30 F Mt Pleasant     SC   21:30  6:56

    9   2/7      750 Eric Doll            46 M Mt Pleasant     SC   21:34  6:57

   10   3/7      887 Todd Gallati         48 M Mt Pleasant     SC   21:58  7:05

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Award winners at 36th Kiawah Island Golf Resort Marathon and Half Marathon; plus, a history of the race in number (compiled by Cedric Jaggers)

Results compiled by Race Management Systems(RMS),

********** AWARDS LIST **************

********** FEMALE OVERALL RESULTS ***********
1 Caitlin Judd 30 Charleston SC 3:01:01
2 Brooke Waters 37 Shawnee KS 3:05:55
3 Barbara Pennington 48 Marietta GA 3:07:36
4 Erin Miller 37 Columbia SC 3:21:54
5 Johanna Remes 45 Charlotte NC 3:22:50
********** MALE OVERALL RESULTS ***********
1 Michael Dwomoh 44 Raleigh NC 2:43:34
2 Christopher Schmidt 39 Evanston IL 2:47:48
3 Danny Ferreira 31 Concord NH 2:52:16
4 Jason Annan 39 Mount Pleasant SC 2:53:13
5 Colin Jones 43 Raleigh NC 2:54:04
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Deadline to enter kids in Charleston Marathon’s “youth marathon” is tomorrow.

Have kids, nephews, nieces, grandkids, or are you a Big Brother/Sister to a kid?
THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO SPREAD THE LOVE OF FITNESS AND COMMUNITY TO FUTURE GENERATIONS. I shot photos of it last year and it was one of those assignments that I found myself smiling the whole time.

Noah Moore gave me the heads-up that registration CLOSES TOMORROW. Spread the word. He has yet another reason to get people to sign up:
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Local engineer helps creates a small, lightweight safety light for cyclists, pedestrians

I recently wrote a “quickie” column – squeezed in before the Thanksgiving break – on the need to take stock in your night-time, outdoor exercise gear, specifically in regards to lights, reflectors, reflective clothing, etc., as the days getting even shorter with the first day of winter on Dec. 21.

Local writer Barbara Hagerty emailed me to let me know about Athlights, invented by her son-in-law Anthony Del Porto, who lives in Charleston. A two-pack costs $16.

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Bring on the New Year’s challenges … Fleet Feet Mount Pleasant challenges locals to lose a ton

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Here’s one from Fleet Feet Mt P


Fleet Feet Mount Pleasant Challenges City to Lose a Ton

Ton of Fun weight loss challenge begins Jan. 2


Local retailer Fleet Feet Mount Pleasant has set an ambitious New Year’s resolution in its first year of business. The locally-owned fitness specialty store wants to help Charleston County lose a ton of weight. Literally.

The 2,000-pound weight loss goal is part of the 12-week Ton of Fun Nutrition Program and Weight Loss Challenge.

 The program begins Jan. 2, 2014 and includes:

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