Charleston Distance Run Scheduled Saturday, Aug. 30

By: Pat Riley

Months of training will be put to the test on Saturday, Aug 30, when a blast from a cannon starts the Charleston Distance Run.


Following are the main events for Distance Run weekend:


* CDR Fun Run For Kids – The event begins at 6:30 p.m.  Friday, Aug. 29, on Clendenin Street in front of the Charleston Civic Center. Children ages 4


to 12 can participate, and the event is free.


Advance registration forms are available at this link: Registration for the day of the fun run is 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the lobby of the Charleston Civic Center.


* Final Registration, Packet Pickup and Frontier Pasta Party – Registered runners and walkers can pick up their race packets, and final registration is available from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, at the Charleston Civic Center. The Frontier Pasta Party for registered participants also will take place that evening at the Civic Center with food served from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.


* Charleston Distance Run – The 42nd edition of the CDR begins at 7:30 a.m.  Saturday, Aug. 30, on Kanawha Boulevard at the West Virginia Capitol in Charleston. The event features a 15-mile run; three-person, 15-mile relay; 5K run; and 5K and 10K walks.


Final race packet and chip pickup is from 6 a.m. to 7:15 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at the corner of Kanawha Boulevard and California Street. There is no race day registration.


For more information about the Charleston Distance Run, visit


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