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Charlie Post Classic 5K and 15K 2022

Thu, 01/13/2022

          Charlie Post Classic

The Charleston Running Club will host the annual Charlie Post Classic 5K and 15K road race again this year on Sullivan’s Island Saturday January 29, 2022. The event has been held annually on the Island since 1988 with cancellations only in 1989 and 2021. Race proceeds support a scholarship fund at the College of Charleston in memory of Dr. Charlie Post.

Both the 5K and 15K race will begin at 8:30AM from the Sullivan’s Island Elementary School. Both courses take runners around the Island on various secondary streets. By and large the 5K race, which begins at SIES, takes runners east on I’On Avenue to Station 31 Street and returns to the school by way of Marshall Boulevard to Station 28 Street to Atlantic Avenue.  

5K Course

Charlie Post 5-K Course Description

  • Start line at middle of driveway at Sullivan’s Island Elementary School near the street to Edgar Allan Poe Library
  • Turn Right onto I’On Avenue
  • Turn right at Station 31Street
  • Turn right at Marshall Boulevard
  • At end of Marshall Boulevard turn right at Station 28 Street
  • Turn Left at Atlantic Avenue
  • Finish at track entrance at Sullivan’s Island Elementary School

The longer 15K race, which begins at the SIES, is a bit more circuitous taking runners the entire length of the Island using secondary streets such as I’On Avenue, Atlantic Avenue, Osceola Avenue, Station 18 Street, Station 16 Street, Central Avenue and Marshall Boulevard. 

15K Course

Charlie Post 15-K Course Description

  • Start line at middle of driveway at Sullivan’s Island Elementary School near the street to Edgar Allan Poe Library
  • Turn left onto I’On Avenue
  • Turn left at Station 19 Street
  • Turn right at Flag Street
  • Turn right at Station 18 ½ Street
  • Turn left at Ion Avenue
  • Turn left at Station 18 Street
  • Turn right at Atlantic Avenue
  • Turn right at Fort Moultrie Dr
  •  Turn right at Ion Avenue
  • Turn left at Station 18 Avenue
  • Turn left at Poe Avenue
  • Turn right at Station 16 Street
  • Turn left at Middle Street
  • Turn right at Osceola Avenue
  • Turn left at Middle Street
  • Veer left at Central Avenue
  • Turn right at Station 20 ½ Street
  • Turn right at Middle Street
  • Turn left at Station 16 Street
  • Turn left at Poe Avenue
  • Turn right at Station 18 Street
  • Turn right at Ion Avenue
  • Turn left at Fort Moultrie Dr
  • Turn left at Atlantic Avenue
  • Turn left at Station 18 Street
  • Turn right at I’On Avenue
  • At end of I’On Avenue turn right at 32 Street
  • Turn Right at Marshall Boulevard
  • At end of Marshall Boulevard turn right at Station 28 Street
  • Turn left at Atlantic Avenue
  • Finish at track entrance at Sullivan’s Island Elementary School

Between 300 to 500 participants are expected for the race.  With a start time at 8:30AM, the event should conclude by 11:00AM. Sullivan’s Island Fire Department, Sullivan’s Island Volunteer Fire and Rescue and Sullivan’s Island Police Department will assist with race operations.

While the event is not expected to create traffic congestion on or off of the Island, residents are asked to drive carefully remaining vigilant for runners. Additionally, please build a few extra minutes into your commute that morning.

Applications are available from the Charleston Running Club www.charlestonrunningclub.com.

Contact Andy Benke at abenke@sullivansisland.sc.gov with any questions or concerns.