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    running teams for elementary and middle school students
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Run Hard Running Team - Midlands

Cost is $90 per participant.

The Run Hard club is an eight week running club for Elementary and Middle Schoolers that equips students to run a 5K. During the season, students train twice a week for about 1 1/2 hours with a focus on endurance training and the Run Hard Core Values. Practice days for individual schools are listed below. Please contact individual schools for specific start and finish times and other school-specific details.

Please note: if you choose to register using paper forms, schools may already be full before we receive your form. To be guaranteed a spot you should register online, which will immediately reserve your spot.


School Days Type Status
Beechwood Middle School T/Th Coed Closed
East Point Academy Elementary T/Th Coed Closed
East Point Academy Middle M/W Coed Closed
Gilbert Middle M/Th Coed Closed
Rocky Creek Elementary T/Th Coed Closed


Group Name Address Days Time Grades Type Status
Apache Trailblazers TDB
Gilbert, SC 29054
T/Th 3:30PM 1-8 Boys Closed
Crooked Creek Community Team 1069 Richard Franklin Rd
Chapin, SC 29036
T/Th 3:30 PM 2-5 Coed Closed
FBCS 3406 Surrey Race Road
Springfield SC 29146
M/W TBD 1-8 Coed Closed
G.O.A.T.S. New Providence Elementary
Lexington, SC 29072
M/W 6:00 PM 1-8 Coed Closed
Good Vibes 240 Royal Creek Dr
Lexington SC 29072
T/Th TBD 1-5 Coed Closed
RUN-LME Gibson road soccer complex
Lexington SC 29072
W/F 3PM 2-5 Coed Open
Spence Plantation 108 Morning Shore Ct
Lexington, SC 29072
W/Sa TBD 2-8 Coed Closed
Team Sheffield Sheffield Cabana
Columbia, SC 29212
W/Sa W 5:15, S:9:30 2-8 Coed Closed
The Mighty Tinys 308 Kelsey Glen Ct
Lexington, SC 29071
T/Sa TBD 1-8 Coed Closed
The Sole Sisters Carriage Lakes
Gilbert, SC 29021
T/Th TBD 2-5 Girls Closed
Tomahawks Gilbert Community Park
Gilbert, SC 29054
M/Th 6:00 PM 2-4 Boys Closed
WeCo Boys 1416 Methodist Park
West Columbia SC 29170
T/Th 3:00 PM 2-8 Boys Closed

Spaces are limited and vary for each school.

Status Legend
Open = Spaces are available
Full = The maximum number of participants has been reached
Closed = School approval is pending for the current season or registration deadline has ended

Important Details

Date Information
February 1 @ 8 am Registration Opens
March 5 School Commitment Deadline
March 7 Registration Closes
March 8 Week One
May 8 5K Race
Championship Race

The Run Hard championship race will be held in partnership with the Run Hard Lexington 5K on November 11, 2017 at 8 am.
Runners who qualify and chose to participate must RSVP to jesse@runhard.org by November 8 at 10am.

In order to run in the Run Hard Championship 5K, runners must have qualified in the previous race. The race is optional.
View Qualifying Participant List

The race location is Lexington County Baseball Stadium located at 474 Ballpark Road, Lexington SC 29072.

Bibs and Check-in
Runners can pick up bibs at the Lexington Half Marathon Expo at Radius Church on Friday, November 10 from 12–7pm or on race day from 6–7 am. Due to street closings, you must arrive no later than 7 am.

This race is free for Run Hard club members that qualified for the championship race and one running buddy that may run with a student for safety reasons. Running buddies will not be timed.
If running buddies wish to be timed, they will need to register for the Run Hard Lexington 5K by visiting lexingtonhalf.com.
Running buddies must be 16 years or older and will need to sign and return the Running Buddy form to the school coaches.

We will award the top finisher per grade.

5K Details

The Run Hard race is a 5k (3.1 mile) race on May 9, 2020. Check in begins at 7:00 am and the race begins at 8:00 am.
The race location will be announced soon.
For Run Hard participants, the race will be officially timed, so you can be sure your time will be accurate.
This race is free to all Run Hard club members and one running buddy. Running buddies will not be timed.
Running buddies must be 16 years or older and will need to sign and return the Running Buddy form to the school coaches.

Awards will be given to the top 10 per grade level per gender.


Participants earn rewards along the way. For example, when runners accomplish 1.5 miles they have earned their Run Hard t-shirt. Our goal is to reward participants for working hard to achieve a goal. Upon completion of the program, each participant will have earned a water bottle, dri-fit moisture wicking shirt and finisher medal.