Beginner Friendly Running Events in South Carolina

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JUN22
The Park CDC 5K Domestic Violence Awareness Run/Walk

One of the greatest threats to family cohesiveness and stability is the public health concern of domestic violence, which is also known as intimate partner violence. The demand for these victim services has never been greater, making the need for education and prevention greater than it has ever been. Join us for this awesome event and help raise awareness of Domestic violence.

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The Park CDC 5K Domestic Violence Awareness Run/Walk

808 Briar Creek Rd, Charlotte, NC 28205, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

One of the greatest threats to family cohesiveness and stability is the public health concern of domestic violence, which is also known as intimate partner violence. The demand for these victim services has never been greater, making the need for education and prevention greater than it has ever been. Join us for this awesome event and help raise awareness of Domestic violence.

$25
The Park CDC 5K Domestic Violence Awareness Run/Walk
JUL3
Charlotte Firecracker 5K

Enjoy a summer evening of fun and celebration at the 9th Annual Charlotte Firecracker 5k and Family Fun Run Hosted By Windyrush Country Club. Bring the whole family!

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Charlotte Firecracker 5K

Olde Providence Elementary, 3800 Rea Rd, Charlotte, NC 28226, USAView event
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From the organiser

Enjoy a summer evening of fun and celebration at the 9th Annual Charlotte Firecracker 5k and Family Fun Run Hosted By Windyrush Country Club. Bring the whole family!

$35
Charlotte Firecracker 5K
AUG24
Yiasou Greek Festival 5K presented by Novant Health

Do you want to go fast? Do you want to set a PR? This is your race! The Yiasou Greek Festival 5K presented by Novant Health is arguably Charlottes flattest 5k and has been a record setting course for many runners over the years!

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Yiasou Greek Festival 5K presented by Novant Health

600 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203, USAView event
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From the organiser

Do you want to go fast? Do you want to set a PR? This is your race! The Yiasou Greek Festival 5K presented by Novant Health is arguably Charlottes flattest 5k and has been a record setting course for many runners over the years!

$10 - $25
Yiasou Greek Festival 5K presented by Novant Health
SEP29
Fight the Flame 5K

The Fight the Flame 5K was established with the goal to raise awareness and money for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). CRPS formally known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) is a chronic, debilitating neurological disorder characterized by extreme burning pain and hypersensitivity, changes in bone and skin, and functional impairment. Money raised is to benefit the Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Association(RSDSA), a national not-for-profit organization whose mission is to promote greater awareness and earlier recognition of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, fund critical research, and provide support to people with CRPS and their loved ones.

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Fight the Flame 5K

McAlpine Creek Park, 8711 Monroe Rd, Charlotte, NC 28212, USAView event
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From the organiser

The Fight the Flame 5K was established with the goal to raise awareness and money for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). CRPS formally known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) is a chronic, debilitating neurological disorder characterized by extreme burning pain and hypersensitivity, changes in bone and skin, and functional impairment. Money raised is to benefit the Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Association(RSDSA), a national not-for-profit organization whose mission is to promote greater awareness and earlier recognition of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, fund critical research, and provide support to people with CRPS and their loved ones.

$20 - $25
Fight the Flame 5K
OCT26
Stanley Creek Massacre 5k/10k

Looking for a challenging course! Join us for the Stanley Creek Massacre 5k or 10k options!

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Stanley Creek Massacre 5k/10k

South Atlantic Component Sales, 5200 Park Rd #103, Charlotte, NC 28209, USAView event
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From the organiser

Looking for a challenging course! Join us for the Stanley Creek Massacre 5k or 10k options!

$25
Stanley Creek Massacre 5k/10k
NOV30
Palmetto Peach Half Marathon, 10K & 5K
North Augusta, SC, United States

Two states, two times the fun

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to run through two states not to mention, our two favorite states?

Well, heres your chance to find out!

Cross the start line in South Carolina (The Palmetto State) at the state-of-the-art SRP Park, in North Augusta. Listen to the spectators cheering fade into chirping birds and rustling leaves as you find your stride on the peaceful and picturesque North Augusta Greeneway.

Skip through the Mayberry-esque downtown North Augusta before crossing the Savannah River, into Georgia (The Peach State) . Youll be feeling really good as you pace through Augusta, the hometown of the Godfather of Soul.

Scamper back into South Carolina to experience some southern charm and Charleston-inspired architecture. Slide into home base at SRP Park before snagging your medal!

Dont forget to celebrate your home run finish with our lineup of post-race activities!

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Palmetto Peach Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

SRP Park, 187 Railroad Ave, North Augusta, SC 29841, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

Two states, two times the fun

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to run through two states not to mention, our two favorite states?

Well, heres your chance to find out!

Cross the start line in South Carolina (The Palmetto State) at the state-of-the-art SRP Park, in North Augusta. Listen to the spectators cheering fade into chirping birds and rustling leaves as you find your stride on the peaceful and picturesque North Augusta Greeneway.

Skip through the Mayberry-esque downtown North Augusta before crossing the Savannah River, into Georgia (The Peach State) . Youll be feeling really good as you pace through Augusta, the hometown of the Godfather of Soul.

Scamper back into South Carolina to experience some southern charm and Charleston-inspired architecture. Slide into home base at SRP Park before snagging your medal!

Dont forget to celebrate your home run finish with our lineup of post-race activities!

£25 - £50
Palmetto Peach Half Marathon, 10K & 5K
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What you need to know about Beginner Friendly Running Events

Whether you’re completely new to running or just getting back into the swing of things, we’ve got some great race recommendations to get you started. Chosen by our team, these are some of our favourite events for first-timers. 5k races & 10k races are perfect for beginners, they tend to be relatively flat (always check the elevation just in case) and there’ll usually be a great crowd to cheer you on.

Find the right running event for you

To keep motivated try to run with friends and to organise a race a few months away as something to work towards. Running as a sport is very inclusive, people love to chat and give a boost to those around them! Practice makes perfect so with the right training you can achieve anything. Start small and it won’t be long before you’re a total professional tackling the bigger races.

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