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FAQs

Is there a time cut off for the Half Marathon? The Half Marathon course will close down at 10:15 am. 

How do I register?  *Click here to register online

Is there late registration?   There is late registration from 11:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Expo.  There is NO day of registration.

Can we transfer our registration? Yes, for a $10 transfer fee.  We will be taking transfers at the expo, but not on race day.

Map and Driving Directions:

Where do I park?  Parking is available at no cost at metered spaces and in public garages.  There are 300 spaces in the Park Street Garage and overflow at the Lincoln garage.   Parking garage is a $5 flat fee.  View parking garage map.

What is the Columbia’s Triple Crown; 3 x 13.1? Runners who complete the half marathon at the Run Hard, Palmetto, and Governor’s Cup will receive special awards.   Click Here for details.

When and where is the award ceremony? 5k awards are at ~ 8:50 am, Half Marathon awards are at ~9:45 am.

Is there a rain plan? The event will take place, rain or shine.

Are Dogs allowed?  The Carolina Marathon Association discourages runners from participating with their dogs; however, any runners or walkers with dogs must have dogs leashed and will be required to begin at the back to not impede other runners. Please be aware of other runners and walkers at all times.

Are baby strollers allowed? The Carolina Marathon Association discourages runners from participating with their strollers; however, any runners with strollers will be asked to start at the back of the pack.  Baby strollers are welcome in the walk and will be asked to start in the back of the pack. Please be aware of other runners and walkers at all times.

I missed the awards ceremony. Can I still get my award?  Yes, the CMA Office at 1215 Anthony Avenue, Columbia, SC will retain the unclaimed awards the end of July.

Can someone else pick up my packet? Yes, someone else can pick-up your packet; however, they will need to have your bib number. Bib numbers for all registered by May 15, 2017 will be sent by email to runners the week of the race and will also be available at the packet pick-up.

I can’t remember if I am registered?  How can I check?  Follow this link: http://www.strictlyrunning.com/gpscrlgnInv.asp.

Can I transfer my registration to someone else?  Any transfers must happen prior to race day by contacting Strictly Running, http://www.strictlyrunning.com.

I did not make the race.  Can I still pick up my shirt?  As long as shirts are available, you may pick one up at the CMA Office at 1215 Anthony Avenue, Columbia, SC.  They will be retained until the end of July.

Is there a lost & found?  Lost and found will be at the late registration table at the expo/packet-pick-up and at the awards ceremony area on race day. Clothing items left on the race course are done so at your own risk.