Join us March 12th for the 36th running of the Triple Crown Road Races!
The Triple Crown 10 Miler traverses a scenic course through the historic horse district of Aiken South Carolina, starting and ending at the Odell Weeks Activity Center. Flat, fast and certified, 10 current state age group records have been set on this course. The Triple Crown 10 Mile Road Race is a great opportunity to test your race fitness, or take the next step toward marathon distances. Aiken's average low and high temperatures in March are 43F and 71F respectively, ideal conditions for a fast time and pleasant post-race celebration.
Looking for a shorter distance? Complementing the flagship 10 mile event is a 5k race near Odell Weeks Mile Track.
Net proceeds from the Triple Crown Road Races will benefit the Great Oak Equine Assisted Programs. A local equine-assisted program that promotes the physical, emotional and psychological health of individuals with special needs. For more information, www.greatoakeap.org.
10 Mile race - $40 through December 31
$45 through January 31
$50 through Race Day
5K race - $25 through December 31
$30 through January 31
$35 through Race Day
Event details and schedule
The Triple Crown 10 Mile Road Race course is USATF certified (#SC16037DW). Although a portion of the race is run on unpaved streets through horse country, this course is flat and fast, and holds 10 state age group records. The course will be open from the race start at 7:30 am through 10:10 am (16 min/mi average pace). Signs will mark each intermediate mile.
The Triple Crown 5K course traverses paved roads and is also USATF certified (#SC21006DW), flat, and fast.
Water/aid stations will be located at approximate race distances of 2.5, 4.5, 6 and 8 miles. The majority of the race will be run on back streets open to normal traffic.
The Triple Crown races will be timed by 2 Girls & A Clock Race & Timing Services using the latest RFID technology by Agee Race Timing to ensure accurate race results. Participants finishing within 2 hours of the start will receive RFID chip times, after which manual timing will be used until the course closes at 10:10 am.
An awards ceremony will be conducted at approximately 9:45 am to recognize top finishers in these categories:
10 Mile Road Race: In male and female divisions:
1st, 2nd and 3rd place overall
1st, 2nd and 3rd place age groups: 12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
5k Race: 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall, male and female divisions
Participants who register before March 2 will receive a gender-tailored T-shirt imprinted with the Aiken Triple Crown Road Races logo.
Race Day Schedule
6:30 – 7:00 amOn-site registration. Registration on race day is not guaranteed and no entries will be accepted after 7:00 am.
7:30 am Start of the Triple Crown 10 Mile Road Race
7:30 am Start of the 5k
9:30 am RFID chip timing ends
9:45 am Awards ceremony
10:10 am Manual timing ends, and 10 Mile course closes
Friday, 5:00 – 7:00 pm, TBA
Saturday/race day, 6:30 – 7:10 am, Odell Weeks Activity Center
The start and finish lines and race-day registration are located adjacent the Odell Weeks Activity Center, 1700 Whiskey Rd, Aiken, SC 29803 Aiken SC. Indoor restrooms will be available.
Runner safety rules
For the safety of all participants, runners may NOT bring any of the following items onto the race courses:
Strollers / baby joggers
Animals / pets
Any item deemed a safety hazard by a race official
Runners must be able to respond to traffic conditions and directions from race officials. Therefore, headphones and personal music players are strongly discouraged.
Race photography TBA
Race results will be posted online ASAP after race concludes and results are certified by officials.
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