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2016 is the year YOU conquer Capital Punishment Hill!


Registrations Rolling in for Charleston Distance Run

Charleston Distance Run
2016 is the year YOU conquer Capital Punishment Hill!
We are America's 15 Miler!
Tens of thousands of runners have traveled to Charleston, WV on Labor Day Weekend for the past 43 years! We wouldn't still be around if the experience wasn't an epic adventure!


Registrations are already rolling in! We are currently at 30% of the registrations that we had last year. This year's event will not disappoint, make sure you come back for an unforgettable 2016 experience! 

Your Friends
We know that you are more successful when surrounded by YOUR friends.

Motivate one another & participate as a group!

Your Race
This is not only America's 15 Miler, this is YOUR 15 Miler! Challenge yourself and reach a new level! 

Make 2016 the best CDR for YOU!

Your Finish
Remember last year's event by checking out YOUR awesome race photos throughout the course! 

Get ready to make new memories in 2016!

Conquerors Sign-Up HERE!
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Roberts Newsletter 5-20-15


Beat registration deadlines and save $5 to $10


Be Part of The Fun, Tradition


Key 2014 Distance Run Deadlines


Don't Miss Out On Early 15-Miler Registration, Singlet Order


2014 Singlet Offer


                                                                                    2014 CDR Singlet Order Form

Early 2014 Registration Opens




CDR Facebook Results


WCHS TV Special


Wed., Aug. 21, Key Deadline for Charleston Distance Run


August 21st Registration Deadline


CDR Finishers Medal


2013 CDR Deadlines


WCHS TV Web Site and Video


Charleston Distance Run
July 26, 2013

Deadline Reminders


Relay the CDR


Charleston Distance Run
June 27, 2013

CDR Offers Walks as Fun Fitness Option


Charleston Distance Run
June 8, 2013

CDR Walk Issue
Dear Runners and Walkers,

The Charleston Distance Run attempts to offer challenges for all abilities and fitness levels. Maybe you don't want to tackle the 15-miler or even race the 5K run. That's OK -- we have a 5K (3.1 mile) walk and 10K (6.2 mile) walk.

Registration in those events still get you all the perks -- the pasta dinner the evening before the CDR, a technical shirt and goodie bag, a finisher's medal and post-race refreshments. The walks are noncompetitive events, so come out, enjoy the beautiful courses and have some fun with your family and friends. We hope to see you at the starting line at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31. See the newsletter for details.

Charleston Distance Run Committee

CDR Pullovers Great for Training, Casual Wear


Charleston Distance Run
June 5, 2013

Dear Runners and Walkers,

You've registered for the Charleston Distance Run, and we want to thank you for signing up to be part of an event that has lots of history and tradition, 41 years in fact.

We wanted to make sure you had a chance to order a souvenir pullover that the Charleston Distance Run Committee is offering for sale this year. It makes a great keepsake and a quality shirt you can wear on training runs or in casual settings. See the newsletter for details. You can order the pullover at www.charlestondistancerun.com.We look forward to seeing you in Charleston on Aug. 31.


Charleston Distance Run Committee

Register Early, Save Big for CDR


Charleston Distance Run
May 20, 2013

Dear Runners and Walkers,

Register now for the Charleston Distance Run 15-miler and save big. See the newsletter for details. This year's CDR is scheduled 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31. Not ready for 15 or like competing or doing shorter distances? We also offer a three-person 15-mile relay, 5K run and 5K and 10K walks. At the Charleston Distance Run, we offer something for the whole family. So sign up today and experience the excitement and tradition of the Charleston Distance Run.


Charleston Distance Run Committee

Support the Military -- Participate in the CDR


Charleston Distance Run
May 9, 2013

Charleston Distance Run Offering Facebook Results


Charleston, W.Va. Aug. 29, 2012 – As part of the 40th anniversary of the Charleston Distance Run, free Facebook results will be available as soon you come across the finish line.

Historic Charleston Distance Run Set For Labor Day Weekend


Charleston, W.Va., Aug.   28, 2012  — Months of training will be put to the test Labor Day weekend for hundreds of runners and walkers in this historic edition of the Charleston Distance Run.

Charleston Distance Run Recruiting Volunteers For Historic Race


Charleston, W.Va., Aug. 20, 2012 — You can be part of this year’s historic Charleston Distance Run without ever walking or running a step. The CDR is looking for volunteers to staff water/aid stations and to assist with traffic control.

Former Marine Who Completed Run Across U.S. to Speak at CDR Runners’ Clinic


Charleston, W.Va., Aug. 8, 2012 — Jamie Summerlin, whose long-distance run from coast to coast in just 100 days raised money and awareness for wounded soldiers and veterans, will be the featured speaker at the runners’ clinic for the Charleston Distance Run.

Charleston Distance Run Offering Special Military Discount


Charleston, W.Va., July 19, 2012 — The Charleston Distance Run is looking for a few good men and women.

Early Registration and Jacket Deadlines Approach


Early registration deadline nears for the 15-Miler and order you souvenir jacket today and beat the deadline.

Charleston Distance Run Offers Distance Walks


Charleston, W.Va. July 9, 2012 – You can walk before you run. In fact, in the Charleston Distance Run, you can walk instead of run.

CDR Finishers to Receive Special Medals


Finishers in this year’s edition of the Charleston Distance Run will receive more than a huge sense of satisfaction when they cross the line. Each participant will be presented with a special finisher’s medal commemorating the respective anniversary of the event in which he or she is competing.

Patience is a challenging virtue


One of the hardest things George Aulenbacher ever had to do was stop running.  For two months earlier this year, he didn't tie on his shoes and head out the door as he usually does, six or seven days a week.

Daily Mail staff

Couple training for CDR


Tim and Jenny Mayo began running four years ago and now compete in half-marathons and marathons together. The Charleston couple plans to run the 40th Charleston Distance Run Sept. 1.
Daily Mail staff

Newsletter #2


Be Part of History at 40th Distance Run


Newsletter #1


Runners can make plans to participate in a historic event and save money by registering now for the 40th Charleston Distance Run.

Children's Fun Run


Charleston, W.Va., June 14, 2012 — Kids can do more than cheer on Dad and Mom in the Charleston Distance Run.  They can lace up their shoes and break from the starting line in their very own race.

Jacket Offer


Charleston, W.Va., May 24, 2012 — The Charleston Distance Run Committee really has something special up its sleeve for this year’s event -souvenir jackets that runners can order to mark the anniversary of the historic race.

Online Registration


Charleston, W.Va., May 19, 2012 — Runners can make plans to participate in a historic event and save money by registering now for the 40th Charleston Distance Run.


CDR Price Increase July 1st