The MGC Long Run returns to Columbia, South Carolina on Saturday, February 4 for its eighth year. Net proceeds will benefit the USO South Carolina, an organization whose mission is to strengthen America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation.
“After a two-year hiatus during the pandemic, MGC is extremely excited to bring back the MGC Long Run for 2023,” says MGC founding member Rusty Goudelock. “We have been humbled over the years to lead the community’s support, through the MGC Long Run, in generating nearly $200,000 in contributions to nonprofits since 2014. We are proud to host the event this year once again honoring the selflessness and courage of our service men and women with net race proceeds benefitting USO South Carolina, the ‘Force behind the Forces!’”
The MGC Long Run has a race for everyone–15k Road Race, 5k Run/Walk, Virtual 5k and a half-mile Kids’ Fun Run. The races will begin and end at Columbia Craft Brewing Company located in The Vista of downtown Columbia. Runners, walkers, volunteers and spectators are encouraged to join the family-friendly race party taking place at Columbia Craft Brewing Company following the races.
“We are thrilled to have the return of the MGC Long Run,” says Joanie Thresher, Executive Director of USO South Carolina. “The funds raised from the MGC Long Run support things like our USO centers at the Columbia Metropolitan Airport and McCrady Training Center, where hundreds of thousands of service members find comforts of home annually.”
The MGC Long Run is presented by McAngus Goudelock & Courie (MGC), a metrics-driven law firm built specifically to serve the insurance industry, their insureds and self-insureds. The firm is headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina with offices across Georgia, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. MGC launched the inaugural Long Run in 2014 as a way to give back to the Midlands community where the firm was founded.
The MGC Long Run 15k route features three cities and two bridges. Runners will experience a race that goes through downtown Columbia, West Columbia and Cayce, crossing both the Gervais Street and Blossom Street bridges. The Not-so-Long-Run 5k route takes runners and walkers through the historic district of downtown Columbia. The MGC Long Run will also feature a party with complimentary food and beverages provided by PDQ, Columbia Craft Brewing Company and Starbucks, as well as a live DJ.
Additional MGC Long Run sponsors include McAngus Goudelock & Courie, Midlands Orthopaedics, P.A., Office Depot and Synovus, among others.
About the MGC Long Run
The MGC Long Run is comprised of a 15k, 5k, Virtual 5k and Kids’ Fun Run in Columbia, South Carolina the first weekend in February each year. The race is presented by McAngus Goudelock & Courie, is a metrics-driven law firm built specifically to serve the insurance industry, their insureds and self-insureds. Since 2014, MGC has contributed more than $200,000 to nonprofit organizations, including the USO South Carolina, through the MGC Long Run. For more information, please visit www.mgclongrun.com.
About the USO South Carolina
The USO strengthens America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation. At hundreds of locations worldwide, we are united in our commitment to connect our service members and their families through countless acts of caring, comfort and support. The USO is a private nonprofit organization, not a government agency. Our programs, services and entertainment tours are made possible by the American people, support of our corporate partners and the dedication of our volunteers and staff.