May Race of the MonthPosted on May 13th, 2013 No comments
Our Race of the Month is Race the Landing 5K Series held this summer at Charlestowne Landing State Park. After a long hiatus, racing returned last summer to the site of the first settlement in Charleston’s history. Race Director, Lisa Deaton, does a fine job of catering to runners. Most of our races in the Lowcountry are for charities and the best races are put on by runners for runners. This is apparent - races start on time, timing is accurate, results are quickly available, plenty of water at the finish, and all racers - young to old, fast to slow are made to feel more than welcome. Each race also ends with a meal - not a necessity for me but it is much appreciated by many who come directly from work. (full disclosure: I was provided a free entry for the first race in the series but I did pay several times last summer to do the RTL races.)
My second choice for Race of the Month is also a series - Bulldog Breakaway 5K. Citadel Track coaches, Jody Huddleston and Kristopher Kut also do a great job of catering to runners. The race is run around the Citadel campus and Hampton Park.
Marathon and Half-Marathon Training Group
Don’t forget our marathon and half-marathon training group begins July 6.
Upcoming Group Runs - May and June
All are welcome at our Group Runs in May and June. There is no charge. We gather at 6:45 am and start at 7 am from St. Andrew’s Church in Mt Pleasant (http://tinyurl.com/sampmap).
- May 18
- May 25
- June 1
- June 8 - There is no group run. Many of us will be running the Charleston Running Club’s Floppin Flounder. Go race!
- June 15 - No group run. Coach Greg and some Charleston Runs athletes will be at the Chattanooga Stage Race and Coach Noah will be at the State Youth Track and Field meet.
- June 22
- June 29