Charleston, SC

Half Marathon, 10k, 5k
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Race 13.1 Charleston, SC

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The third annual BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Race 13.1 Charleston, SC returns to beautiful Middleton Woodlands for another Halloween-themed half marathon, 10k and 5k on October 28, 2017! The oldest and second largest city in South Carolina, Charleston is filled with charm, history, culture, great shopping and even better dining. It would be hard to find a more wonderful place to spend a race weekend! 


The race will take place at Middleton Woodlands, which is adjacent to one of Charleston's top attractions and National Historic Landmark, Middleton Place. While historic downtown Charleston has plenty to offer, the host property has a lot to offer as well, including the Middleton Gardens, which are known as "America's Oldest Landscaped Gardens" and kayaking tours that offer a chance to see Middleton Place's natural beauty and abundant wildlife. 

The course will follow hard-packed dirt trails, giving runners a unique opportunity to run on a different surface. Taking place completely on private property, this course will be unlike any other and offer runners the opportunity to take in breathtaking scenery throughout the entire race. 


Race 13.1 Charleston Highlights:

  • Beautiful course on private property across from Middleton Place with hard-packed dirt trails!

  • Post-race Halloween party with games and a costume contest - winner takes home $1,000!

  • On-course entertainment!

 
 

Date: Saturday - Oct 28, 2017
Time: 8:00 am
Address: 4300 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC 29401
Distances: Half Marathon, 10K, 5K

Race Details

Where is the race?
The race is in Charleston, SC and will start and finish across the street from Middleton Place (4300 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC).

Where can I register?
Click on the 'register' tab above!

What day is the race, and when does it start?
The race is on Saturday, October 28, 2017. The official start time for the half marathon  and 10k will be 8:00 am. The 5k will start at 8:15 am.

How many participants are allowed in each event? 
Half Marathon: 1,500
10k: 750
5k: 750

Will participants receive any merchandise?
Each racer will receive a race tech t-shirt. We will offer both men’s and women’s size shirts. All participants will also receive access to numerous Event Deals. A link to view and claim the Event Deals will be emailed out prior to the race and can be found on the race page. If you choose to register at packet pick-up on race day, we cannot guarantee a race t-shirt. They will be available to race day registrants on a first come, first serve basis while quantities last.

 

Will there be medals for participants?
All half marathon finishers will receive a medal - stay tuned for the design!

 

Weather/Cancellation Policy
We will do all we can to make sure each of our races is produced as planned, but runner safety is always our top priority. If we have to cancel a race because of weather or circumstances outside our control, refunds will not be issued. 

Will there be professional photographers and photos for purchase? 
Yes! Professional photographers will be on site for the race and will provide photos for purchase.

Is this race a USATF Certified Course?
USATF certification numbers are:

  • 13.1:  SC15056DW
  • 10k:  SC15057DW
  • 5k:  SC15058DW

Is there a time limit?
Yes, all three race distances must be complete by 11:30am.

Will there be awards?
Awards will be given to male and female overall and age group winners based on chip time. Overall awards will be presented at 11:00am, age group awards may be claimed at the Race 13.1 Customer Service tent following the awards presentation. Winners must be present to receive their prize; awards will not be mailed out.

Age groups are as follows: 19 &under; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70-up.

 

Elite Athletes
An elite athlete may receive one comp entry if he or she meets the standards listed below:

  • Time standards: 1:14:00 for males and 1:28:00 for females.
  • Time standards must be met in the the 12 months preceding the race date.
  • Runners must have proof of their time. Email info@race131.com for details.
  • Race 13.1 reserves the right to adjust time standards at any time.
  • All elite athlete requests must be submitted at least 10 day prior to race day to info@race131.com.

When is packet pick-up?
Packet pick-up for Race 13.1 Charleston will be announced closer to race day!


Can I pick-up someone else’s packet?
If you have a picture of their photo ID, yes you can. A picture on your phone works well!

How do I become a volunteer?
We need volunteers to make this event happen! All volunteers will be given a t-shirt! Please click the volunteer tab above for more information.

Will there be live tracking for my athlete?
No, we will not offer live tracking.

Where can I find the results?
Results will be posted in real time on our website at Race131.com/results! We will also send you a text message during the race with a link to view the results after you finish.

Can I get a refund?
Refunds will not be issued for any reason. You may change your race distance, and you may transfer to another race up until 72 hours prior to Race Day.
 Please note: If you do not change your race distance either online or in person with a Race 13.1 staff member prior to the race start, you will be disqualified from the event.

What food and drinks will be on the course?
The course will have feature plenty of aid stations, and water and sports drink will be served at the aid stations.

Will there be bathrooms on the course?
We will have two Rent-A-Johns at each aid station on the course.

Can I wear headphones?
It is unsafe to wear headphones while running. Event organizers will not restrict headphone use and leave it up to the athlete on his/ her ability to follow direction while wearing headphone devices. If you do choose to wear headphones please keep the volume level down so you are able to hear and follow the direction of course volunteers. We have a unique course where you MUST listen to volunteers.

Can someone else run in my place?
No, you are not allowed to transfer bib numbers.

Can I register on race day?
Yes, you will be able to register on race day and at packet pick-up, as well as online up until one hour prior to the race – though you must pick up your bib in time to race!

Are walkers allowed in the race?
Yes, however, you must meet the requirements of the completing the race by 11:30am (any distance).

Are baby joggers, strollers or pets allowed during the race?
No. This is to ensure runner safety and comply with liability insurance policies.



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