Charlie Post Classic
Every year, in memory of Charlie Post, the Charleston Running Club holds the Charlie Post Classic 15K & 5K to fund the Charlie Post Scholarship with $2500.
30+ Years of Racing History
How We Got Started
The race started out as the Family Practice Physicians Fitness Run by Charlie Post in 1980. The event was changed to the Charlie Post Classic in 1983 after Post’s accident to honor Dr Charlie Post.
Dr. Charlie Post
A well-known Charleston runner, triathlete and family physician who volunteered his time and medical talents to the running community.
Dr. Post had been a very active member of the Charleston Running Club, served as the head of the College of Charleston’s student health services, and also was the school’s team physician for varsity sports.
Proceeds from the Charlie Post Classic provide a $2500 to the Charlie Post Scholarship Fund every year and also help support the operation of the Charleston Running Club.
Scholarship Award Eligibility
In order to be eligible for the scholarship, the College of Charleston student must:
- Be member(s) of the College of Charleston Cross Country or Track and Field Team.
- Preference is given to School of Education students, majoring in Health and Human Performance, or to School of Science and Mathematics students who are in a pre-med track of study.
The Charelston Running Club History
30+ Years of Club History
How We Got Started
The Charleston Running Club, created by runners for runners, exists for the purpose of the promotion, encouragement, organization and education of running and running activities for sport, recreation, competition and health in the local community.
Since 1977 the Charleston Running Club has been promoting running in the local running community. Created by Terry Hamlin, the Charleston Running Club was instrumental in starting two of the area’s largest races, the Cooper River Bridge Run and the Kiawah Marathon. While we don’t direct either of these races anymore, we are represented on the board of the Bridge Run and we host the Charlie Post Classic 15K/5K in January along with the Floppin’ Flounder 5K and Open and Masters Track Classic in June, the Charleston James Island Connector Run in October, and the Bohicket Half and 5K in November.
We welcome all running abilities. Our diverse group includes first time runners along with some of South Carolina’s elite runners. We all come together monthly to share our running stories, find new running partners, listen to a guest speaker or go for a group run. In addition to the social benefits, our members receive discounts on races, free training clinics, a great breakfast after the Cooper River Bridge Run and discounts from local retailers.
“Terry is a man who knows running. He was on the leading edge of the running boom. And it was well known in the Charelston area that if you need information about running, he was the man to talk to. ” ~Cedric Jaggers
Proceeds from the various races the Charleston Running Club Host benefit the following:
- Charlie Post Scholarship Fund
- Sullians Island Fire & Rescue Dept
- Gavalas Kolanko Foundation
- Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club
- Charleston Running Club
- Monthly traveling group runs
- Monthly social events
- Guest Speakers
- Health Lectures
- Cooper River Bridge Run Breakfast
- End of Year Holiday Party for Members
- Race Preperations
- Event Insurance
- Board Member Liability Insurance
- RRCA Club Memership
- USATF Club Membership
- Support for local community projects as they come up.
The Charleston Running Club is a club for all runner types and styles. We are a club made up of elite runners to casual weekend road warriors to those just lacing up a pair of running shoes for the first time ever.
Membership price is very reasonable and the benefits include:
- Race discounts to over 30 local races
- Group Runs
- Monthly Socials
- Breakfast after the Cooper river Bridge Run
- Discounts to local businesses suchas Joints in Motion and CORA Physical Therapy
- Yearly Holiday Party
For more information please visit our website at www.charlestonrunningclub.com.
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