We look forward to seeing you at the 51st Charleston Distance Run on Saturday, August 31, 2024!

15 mile and 5k racers at the start of the 2019 Charleston Distance Run.
And they’re off! 15 mile and 5k participants from the 2019 Charleston Distance Run.


America’s 15-mile race is a scenic but challenging course, starting at our majestic State Capitol, taking you through downtown, rolling through our beautiful hillside neighborhoods, and along Charleston’s riverfront.

We offer a 15 mile race, 3-person 15 mile relay, 5k race or 5k walk.

The 2024 Charleston Distance Run will be held at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 31, 2024. Stay tuned for more details!

The CDR is held annually in Charleston, West Virginia, starting on Kanawha Boulevard East in front of the West Virginia State Capitol.

Course Maps and turn-by-turn directions can be found at the bottom of the Events Page.

Runners passing in front of the WV State Capitol Buildings
Start of the 2022 CDR (Photo by Trina Smith)

Video of the 2019 CDR, courtesy of the Charleston WV Convention and Visitors Bureau.