Fort Mill Area Running Races January-March 2013

By on December 6, 2012 in Running and Races with 0 Comments

New Year’s Resolution time is almost here! Why not get yourself motivated to get fit in the new year by signing up for a few races. There are several upcoming races in Fort Mill as well as numerous ones in Charlotte and the surrounding towns. If you’d like to see a race added, leave a comment and I’d be happy to add it.

Ring in the New Year 13K and 5K Trail Races

  • January 1
  • Anne Springs Close Greenway at Rush Pavillion (enter from Highway 21 bypass)
  • Race will be on dirt, gravel hiking, and horse trails
  • Fun Run
  • Start times are 10:00, 10:15, and 10:20am
  • Entires will be limited to 150 total runners in both races
  • Bells given to all runners
  • Pre-registration (until December 28, 2012) is $13 for 13K and 5K, $8 for FunRun
  • More info here

Joe Davis Memorial Resolution Run

  • January 5
  • 9am start
  • 5K and Fun Run
  • Walter Elisha Park Fort Mill
  • Benefits Keystone Substance Abuse
  • Timed by Start 2 Finish Timing
  • Registration $20 before December 15
  • Register online here

33rd Annual Hunger Run

  • January 26
  • 9am start for 5K, 9:50 start for 1 mile Fun Run
  • USATF certified course on paved streets and bike paths
  • Winthrop University, Rock Hill- Dinkins Student Center on Oakland Ave.
  • Pre-register for $15 with T-shirt, $10 without
  • Register online at

CRC Winter Classic 8K

  • 2nd Annual presented by Charlotte Running Club
  • New route this year
  • Flat gravel path
  • Afternoon race- 3pm
  • Kids Fun Run
  • McAlpine Park
  • Chip timing on bibs
  • Benefits RunningWorks
  • Event website

The Village 5K/10K

  • February 2
  • Inaugural race benefitting Alpha 1 Village Foundation which provides education about and support for those with Alpha Antitrypsin Deficiency
  • Historic Waxhaw, NC
  • Register for $25 for 5K until 1/19 and $35 for 10K
  • More info here

49er GoldRush 5K

  • February 2 at UNC Charlotte
  • 9am start
  • Benefits UNC Charlotte Student Development Scholarships
  • Registration $22 Nov 27-Jan 23; late registration $25; race day $30
  • more info

Cupid’s Cup 5K

  • February 9
  • benefits Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation Programs at CMC
  • Suggested fundraising goal of $150, however participants are not required to raise money
  • Chip timing
  • Race day parking- parking garage at CMC-Myers Park or Freedom Park
  • Race starts on East Blvd near Freedom Park, goes up East Blvd, over to and around Latta Park, and back down East Blvd
  • Last part of course is all downhill
  • More info here
  • Fort Mill SC Livings post about last year’s race

Run the Creek 5K

  • March 16
  • Charlotte at Highland Creek Elementary
  • 9am start
  • USATF certified course
  • 10am Fun Run
  • Rolling Hills Course
  • More info and online registration here

Run with the Cougars 5K

  • March 23
  • York, SC
  • Starts at McCelvey Center in historic downtown York
  • 8am start
  • USATF certified course
  • Benefits YCHS Football Program
  • more info here
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