Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2021 CDR on Saturday, September 4, 2021! We look forward to seeing you in 2022!

Special notice for the 2021 CDR:

If the 2021 Charleston Distance Run is canceled (except due to weather), we will offer you a refund or deferral of registration to the next CDR. As always, should you have registered and decide not to participate, CDR will not refund your registration fees.

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 2021 Charleston Distance Run will be held at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 4, 2021. 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.

Register for the 2021 CDR

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