Saturday 24th March 2018
H.O. Weeks Activities Center: 1700 Whiskey Road, Aiken, United States
Triple Crown Road Races
Aiken, South Carolina
7:30 am, Saturday, March 24, 2018
Join us March 24th for the 32nd 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, 9 state age group records have been set on this course over the years. Situated 5 weeks before the Aiken Half Marathon (on 4/28/18), 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 are a 2 mile / 2 lap race and a kids fun run on the Odell Weeks mile track.
Net proceeds from the Triple Crown Road Races will benefit the The Sandy Rogers and Scotty Richardson Scholarship Fund. Aiken Public Safety Officers Richardson and Rogers gave their lives in service to our community in 2011 and 2012 respectively. For further information see
10 Mile race
$40 through December 31
$45 through February 24 (last date to be guaranteed a T-shirt)
$50 through March 3
$55 through race day
2 Mile race
$20 through December 31
$25 through February 24 (last date to be guaranteed a T-shirt)
$30 through March 3
$35 through race day
No entry fee or T-shirt. On-site registration between 7:45 and 8:00 am
The Triple Crown 10 Mile Road Race course is USATF certified (Certificate #SC16037DW). Although a portion of the race is run on unpaved streets through horse country, this course is flat and fast, and holds 9 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. See image of course map in photo gallery.
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 2 Mile Race comprises two laps on the Odell Weeks paved track, an uncertified distance. The kids fun run will cover approximately 1/2 mile on the Odell Weeks track.
The Triple Crown 10 Mile Road Race will be timed by 2 Girls & A Clock Race & Timing Services (https://www.facebook.com/2-Girls-and-A-Clock-Race-Timing-Services-519682624878440/) 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.
The Triple Crown 2 Mile Race will be manually timed by race officials. The kids fun run will not be timed.
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, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+
2 Mile Race: 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall, male and female divisions
Kids fun run: Participant award
Participants who register before February 24 will receive a T-shirt imprinted with the Aiken Triple Crown Road Races logo.
Race Day Schedule
6:30 – 7:00 am On-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
7:45 am Start of the 2 mile / 2 lap race
7:45 – 8:00 Fun run on-site registration (no entry fee)
8:00 am Start of the kids fun run
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, TBD
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. See the logistics map in photo gallery for parking locations and restroom locations. A combination of indoor and portable facilities 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 by AP Gouge Photography (http://www.apgougephotography.com).
Race results will be posted online ASAP after race concludes and results are certified by officials.
Contact Greg Flach, 2018 Race Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aiken Running Club
PO Box 3195, Aiken