Voted America’s #1 small city to vacation, Charleston, South Carolina is known for its rich history, well-preserved architecture, renowned restaurants, and friendly people. Located on the Charleston Harbor, the city offers several beautiful routes for running. While typically accessible on foot for people staying in the downtown area, Charleston is served by a bus system, operated by the Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA). The city and neighboring towns have developed along the Kanawha river to the east and west, though some residential areas can be found on the surrounding hills and nearby valleys. The heart of Charleston is located in the downtown area, also known as the The Battery.
Here is a guide to a few running stores in and around the Charleston area. All stores are easily accessible on public transportation via bus, if you don’t have access to a car.
10 Miles outside downtown Charleston
Accessible via the green bus line 11 from the Mary St/ Meeting St stop to the W. Montague Ave/ Calvin St stop.
Holds a Park Circle Group Run every Monday at 6:00PM. Run leaves from the North Charleston Rec Center. 2 – 4 miles long.