Run Hard Columbia Marathon

(26.2 miles of awesomeness)

Can you think of any better way to spend a Saturday than at the Run Hard Columbia Marathon? It's the perfect track! A little hot? Take a dip in Lake Katherine (just don't get caught). Interested in politics? No problem. The course ends at the SC State House. We think you'll like it so much that you'll run it twice. As a matter of fact, you probably should run it twice because it's a double loop track!

Cash Awards

Runners who participate in the Run Hard Columbia Marathon are eligible for cash prizes up to $250. Register today for a chance to win!

Top Male/Female
$250 - First Place
$100 - Second Place
$50 - Third Place
Top Male/Female Masters
$100 - First Place
$50 - Second Place
$25 - Third Place

Important Details

Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020
Start Time: 7:30 am
Time Limit: 6 Hours (1:30 pm)
Cost: $50: July 1 - September 30
$65: October 1 - November 30
$70: December 1 - February 12
$80: February 13 - March 4
$90: March 6 (@ Packet Pickup)
Location: Near the SC State House at 1100 Gervais St Columbia, SC
Timing: The race will be officially timed using a chip-based timing system
Award Time: 12:00 pm - Near finish line
Award Categories: Overall Winners (3-Deep) Male & Female
Masters (3-Deep) Male & Female

Registration Info

Online registration will close on March 4 at midnight. Runners can still register at Packet Pickup on March 6. There will be no race day registration.

Packet Pick-up

All participants must pick up their race packet on

  • The Friday before race day between 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Fleet Feet in Forest Acres located at 4525 Forest Dr suite b, Columbia, SC 29206.
  • Race day from 6:00 am - 7:15 am on the State House grounds facing Sumter Street near the start line.
There will be no race day registration.

Finisher Medals

All participants will receive an official Run Hard Columbia finisher medal. (They are awesome!)

Age Group Awards: 3-Deep - Male & Female

18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 & Over.
All runners receive a technical race shirt and all finishers receive a medal and finish line refreshments.


Registration includes a high quality running shirt. All shirts are UNISEX.
*Registration must be received on or before February 12, 2020 in order to guarantee a shirt and proper sizing.


Pacing for the following finish times. 3:30, 3:45, 4:00, 4:15, 4:30, 4:45, 5:00, 5:30, 6:00.
If you are interested in being a pacer contact

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A Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

Corporate and Individual sponsorships are available for the Run Hard Columbia Marathon, Half Marathon,
Marathon Relay, and 5K. For more information about sponsorship opportunities, contact Stacy Kirkland.

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