Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Another good excuse to visit Charleston

Thanks to Aaron Linz, chairman of the Charlotte Running Club, for passing along this announcement -- which went out yesterday to anyone signed up to receive updates from the Charleston Marathon committee. Here's the full text:

Registration is Open

The Charleston Marathon is proud to present the first annual Riverfront Race Festival on January 16th 2010, featuring half marathon, 10K and 5K road races. The event will benefit the R. Keith and Deborah C. Summey Youth Endowment for the Arts and is the first step towards the production of a full marathon in the Charleston area in 2011.

The race courses are flat and scenic, winding through the historic Charleston Naval Shipyard, now the Navy Yard at Noisette, and the revitalized downtown North Charleston and Park Circle Areas.

Festivities include a running and fitness expo, pre-race pasta dinner and a post-race celebration at Riverfront Park. We hope to establish the Guinness World Record for serving the most shrimp and grits at the finish line. Capping off the weekend activities will be a 30- and 62- mile bike ride on Sunday, January 17th, organized by Charleston Moves.

Take advantage of early bird pricing through August 15th.

Register Now

Thank you for your interest in the Riverfront Race Festival presented by Charleston Marathon. We will continue to provide you updates as they become available.

--The Charleston Marathon Committee


Anonymous said...

I enjoy Charleston so I interested in learning more about this event. I went to the race web site and was disappointed about the lack of info. There is very little actual race info. Your blog had more info than their site. I hope that this does not reflect race disorganization. Also their site spent time apologizing for not being able to run a marathon. The date could be a challenge because of the other SC marathons held in Tybee and Myrtle Beach in close months. I follow the event and hopefully the web site will show more detailed info in the future.

Anonymous said...

Agreed with the first post. The website was light. I also had trouble with the link on the website to has more info on the race (times, contact info, etc.)
Or go to and do a search on Riverfront Race Festival.

Allen said...

That Aaron is in the know. Looks like a great place to fit a race into a vacation...