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The Big Little Run

The Big Little Run is a family-friendly race featuring the historic charm of our great capital home of Columbia, SC. There will be a timed, registered course for the 5K run, with medals for women’s and men’s overall winners, along with a 12 and under category winner. There will also be an untimed one-mile family fun run/walk. The course will start and end at Sims Park in the historic Shandon neighborhood. So whether you are a runner, a walker or a stroller rider, this fun event is for you! Come out and support the mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Columbia to make a difference in the lives of children right here in our hometown!


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Columbia is a one-to-one mentoring program that serves children ages 6-18 in Richland and Lexington counties since 1972, changing their lives for the better, forever. Research shows that children who have a mentor are less likely to skip school, begin using illegal drugs and alcohol and are even twice as likely as their fathers to earn a degree from a four-year college. For more than a century, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America has been helping to change kids’ perspectives and has given them the opportunity to reach their potential. In the last 10 years alone, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Columbia has served more than 800 children.

For more information about Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Columbia, visit our website at bbbsgc.org and check our Facebook page to discover what our Bigs and Littles have been up to, great program opportunities in our area and also more about the partners and impact that BBBSGC has throughout Columbia and Lexington counties.

Race Details

Date: Saturday December 10, 2016
Time: 7:30 am - Shirt Pick Up and Day-Of Registration
9:00 am - 5K Race Starts
9:10 am - 1-Mile Family Fun Run/Walk Starts
9:45 am - Presentation of Awards
Cost: $30 per runner

Registration includes t-shirt

Location: Sims Park
3500 Duncan Street
Columbia SC
Timing: The race will be officially timed by FasTrak Timing
Awards: Awards will be given to the top women’s and men’s overall, along with a 12 and under category winner
Deadlines: Online registration for the 5K Race and Family Run/Walk closes on December 8, 2016.

Got questions? Email Cristy Marshall at cmarshall@bbbsgc.org.

A Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

Corporate and Individual sponsorships are available for the Big Little Run. For more information about sponsorship opportunities, contact Christy Marshall.