At the inaugural Easley Early Christmas Cruise 5K, 84 of the 117 finishers were 18 or younger. Whatever Easley is doing to get youngsters out running, let's spread it around.
John Hembree, 30, from Easley, won in 19 minutes, 54 seconds, followed by Ryan Wasilewski, 17, of Easley, in 20:18.
Rebecca Watson and Ashley Gibson, both 15 and from Pickens, were the top female finishers, in 23:42.
Dutch Fork runners lock up top finishes. Three Dutch Fork High runners fared well at the Foot Locker South Regional Cross Country Championships on Nov. 28 in Charlotte. Michelle Arms finished third (19:05), and Samantha Hughes was 10th (19:23) in the senior girls race. Roland Hakes finished 18th (16:31) in the sophomore boys race.
Turkey Day 5K. Charleston's 32nd Turkey Day 5K on Nov. 26 had 4,184 finishers. Charleston's Cole Atkins, 24, won in 14:46. Heather Parks, 34, from West Virginia, led the women in 17:30, 28th overall. Heather Knight, 27, of Mount Pleasant, was the first S.C. female finisher and fourth female overall in 18:32.
Boys and Girls Club race. Columbia's Boys and Girls Clubs hosted a Turkey Day 8K with 499 finishers. Mark Pepin, 21, of Columbia, won in 29:21, followed by Alex Hill, 19, in 29:37. Sarah Powell, 24, of Columbia, was the first female finisher, sixth overall, in 31:30.
TreesGreenville race. Greenville hosted the inaugural TreesGreenville Turkey Day 8K. Austin Waldrop, 18, of Enoree, led 627 finishers in 28:43. Greenville's Ashley Spencer, 22, was the first S.C. female finisher, 10th overall, in 30:59.
Hartsville Turkey Trot. The Hartsville Turkey Trot drew 261 participants. South Dakota resident Mike Schrum, 20, won in 16:54. Florence's Carly Moss, 20, was the first female finisher, seventh overall, in 19:16.
Jingle 5K. Irmo's Jason Dimery, 27, won Columbia's Jingle 5K on Saturday in 17:51. Lexington's Tony Morales, 14, was second in 17:53. Ridgeway's Sarah Stiner, 49, was the first female finisher, sixth overall, in 19:32.
KIAWAH ISLAND 8 a.m., Kiawah Island Marathon, Half-Marathon, (843) 768-2744.
GREENVILLE 8:30 a.m., Paris Mountain 20K State Championship, 5K, (828) 883-9278.
LAURENS 9 a.m., Laurens YMCA Reindeer Run 5K, (843) 984-2626.
LUGOFF 7:30 a.m., Fitness Zone Jingle Bell 5K, (803) 438-3811.
MYRTLE BEACH 1 p.m., Zola Budd cross country races for youth age groups and open divisions, (843) 957-0458.
HILTON HEAD 9 a.m., Hilton Head Jingle Bell 5K, (843) 757-8520.
COLUMBIA 10 a.m., Cold Winter's Day 5K, TDC, GPT, (803) 799-4786.
BLUFFTON 10 a.m., Bluffton New Year's Day 5K, (843) 757-8520.
SPARTANBURG 9 a.m., Hair of the Dog 10-mile, 5-mile, 2-mile walk, (864) 585-0306, ext. 129.
COLUMBIA 9 a.m., Resolution 10K trail run, 3.5-mile walk, (803) 556-6295.
TRAVELERS REST 9 a.m., New Year's Resolution Half-Marathon, 5K, (864) 834-2400.
COWPENS NATIONAL BATTLEFIELD 10 a.m., Race for the Grasshopper 5K, (864) 503-1856.
HOPKINS 12:30 p.m., youth fun runs; 1:30 p.m., Snowman Run 8K; (803) 783-0400 (after 3 p.m.).
NORTH CHARLESTON 8:30 a.m., Riverfront Festival Half-Marathon, 10K, (843) 303-3334.