Who is the charity beneficiary?

  • United Way of Aiken County's mission is to ensure equal opportunity for success within our community. With the support of our partners and volunteers, we focus on financial stability, education, and health—key pillars for building a thriving community. We also provide support through programs aimed at offering Assistance in Crisis during unexpected hardships.

Is there food after the event?

  • Save your appetites for the RUN UNITED food truck village featuring Chick-fil-A of Aiken County, Whipped Creamery, Nothing Bundt Cakes, and Hometown Grounds Coffee. The food truck village will be available from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on race day in the post-race party area.

Health & Fitness Village:

  1. Fleet Feet Sports of Augusta
  2. Max Fitness
  3. Tri-Augusta
  4. Fire 5K
  5. Rural Health Services
  6. Gold Cross
  7. Stretch Zone

What are your COVID Safety measures?

  • Post-race athlete food will be single-served grab-and-go or pre-packaged. • Hand sanitizing stations will be available at all areas of the EXPO (if applicable), start line chute, info table, finish line, and post-race athlete food.

Is prize money awarded to the winners?

  • Yes! RUN UNITED will have a cash prize purse of up to $4200 for the top finishers: • Half Marathon: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place overall winners (Male & Female); and 1st place winners for each age group will receive cash rewards. • 5K and 10K: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place overall winners (Male & Female); and 1st place winners for each age group will receive rewards including gift certificates, plaques, and trophies.

What happens if a train comes through while I'm on the course?

  • Though we work hard to prevent trains from interfering with the course, it's still possible. Police officers will be stationed at every railroad crossing to ensure runner safety. According to USATF Rule 245, runners' times start and end regardless of course obstacles.

Will age group awards be presented?

  • Overall male and female finishers in the half marathon, 10K, and 5K events will receive awards. Age group winners include the top three male and female finishers in various categories.

Is there a wheelchair division?

  • Unfortunately, there will not be a wheelchair division for RUN UNITED.

Will I receive a medal for finishing the race?

  • The first 400 participants from each race category (half marathon, 10k, and 5k) to cross the finish line will receive a medallion. Additionally, winners in various categories will receive rewards.

Is water available on the course?

  • Yes, water and/or Gatorade stations are located approximately every two miles along the course.

Are there port-a-lets along the course?

  • Portable toilets will be located throughout the course in addition to the start/finish line downtown Aiken in the Festival Area.

Is there a course time limit?

  • RUN UNITED has a three-hour time limit. Runners who have not completed the race within this time frame will be asked to move to the sidewalk.

Is the course closed to traffic?

  • Please note that the racecourses will not be closed to vehicle traffic. Volunteers and police officers will monitor the course for safety.

What if I need to quit partway through the race?

  • Move to the right and look for a course volunteer to assist you. A "sag wagon" will sweep the course following the close of the half marathon to pick up any non-finishers.

Are there any items not allowed on the course?

  • For safety reasons, wheeled conveyances and the use of headphones and personal music devices are not allowed. 

How can I get my race number and shirt if I can't make it to packet pick-up?

  • Pre-Race Packet Pick-Up/Registration will be available on Friday, April 26, at Aiken Center for the Arts. Race day Packet Pick-up will only be available at the University of Aiken downtown location building at 141 Newberry St SW.

Can I pick up my number on the morning of the race?

  • Pre-Race Day Packet Pick-up will only be available at the Aiken Center for the Arts. Race day Packet Pick-up will only be available under approved extreme circumstances for out-of-town guests at the University of Aiken downtown location building. However, your first choice of shirt size may no longer be available.

I registered for the event, but I'm unable to run. Can I get a refund?

  • We do not offer refunds, but athletes can defer their registration to next year's race.

Will the race be timed?

  • Timing will be provided, with timing chips attached to race bibs.

How can I find out my results from the race?

  • Unofficial results will be published online after the event.

Where can I find my photos from the race?

  • Photographs will be available for download on the race day.

Will there be a finish line party after the race?

  • Yes, please join us at the finish line area for music, food, and awards.