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South Carolina > Governor's Cup Road Race Half Marathon, 8K & 4-Mile Walk
Columbia, SC  •  Saturday, November 9, 2013  •  Course Map

One of South Carolina's marquee running events (and part of its Palmetto Grand Prix and Tour de Columbia race events) the Governor's Cup Road Race features a series of events over the weekend, including the half marathon, an 8K run, a 4-mile walk and a kids' fun run. The course for the half is described by organizers as scenic with plenty of "rolling terrain," as the city is known for its hills, and includes an uphill finishing stretch.

Run entirely along paved surfaces, the Governor's Cup half-marathon starts downtown near the South Carolina State House, taking runners on a tour of the city through historic neighborhoods such as Five Points and Shandon, and ends at the University of South Carolina "horseshoe" area, near the intersection of Sumter Street and College Street.

More than 1,100 runners and walkers crossed the finish line in the half marathon and the 8K combined at the race's 2012 running, including just over 710 runners in the 13.1-mile race distance.

Race Weather & Climate

Located near the center of the state, about 110 miles northwest of Charleston, Columbia typically sees November temperatures that average between 45°F and 69°F, with rainfall totals that average just over 3.1 inches for the month.

On the day of the race (Nov. 9), the average low is 47°F and the average high is 71°F.

Course Map

View the race route map for the Governor's Cup Road Race Half Marathon

Starting Time

8:00 AM - half marathon
8:20 AM - 8K
8:30 AM - 4-mile walk, Kid's Run


$60 for the half marathon, if registered by October 1, 2013
$70 after Oct. 1
$80 after November 1


To reserve your spot in the mid-fall 2013 running of Columbia's Governor's Cup Road Race Half Marathon, 8K or 4-Mile race, register online at the event website.

Official Race Website


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