Winner of Richland County Charity Race will Run Away with a Personal Airplane Ride

September 10, 2014

COLUMBIA, SC – The first person to cross the finish line in the 10K of Richland County’s anniversary charity road race will take off with a prize befitting the location of the event – an aerial tour.

Richland R.U.N.S. takes place Oct. 4 with the race start and finish occurring at the County’s Jim Hamilton-LB Owens Airport (CUB). Eagle Aviation, the airport’s fixed base operator, is donating an orientation flight as one of several prizes planned for top-finishing runners.

“To have this as a prize is outstanding,” said Chris Eversmann, Director of the airport. “We appreciate Eagle Aviation’s support of this event and welcome the opportunity to educate more people about the role CUB plays in serving the community.”

By staging the event at the airport, organizers seek to showcase the County’s rich aviation history. The SC Historic Aviation Foundation will open its hangar to exhibit a diverse collection of aviation memorabilia, and even the mile markers will encourage runners with aviation-themed sayings.

The 10K overall winner will be presented with a certificate to schedule the flight at a later date.

Richland R.U.N.S. is one of several events to mark the County’s 215th anniversary this year. Proceeds will benefit the United Way of the Midlands. In addition to the 10K Run and aviation exhibit, Richland R.U.N.S. will include a 5K Run/Walk and booths with information on various County services.

Businesses or organizations interested in sponsoring Richland R.U.N.S should contact[email protected] or 576-2050.

To register to run or walk, visit or