Whiskey Road Race 2023

Saturday November 4th, 2023

Aiken, SC

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The Cumbee Center to Assist Abused Persons is a nonprofit agency whose mission is to support and empower domestic violence and sexual violence victims and their families by providing services, reducing the tolerance of abuse, and advocating for social change. We are a safe haven for those fleeing from abuse.  We offer confidential, comprehensive and highly specialized services 24-hours everyday that are completely free.


Attracting runners from all over the CSRA and the state of SC, the Whiskey Road Race has been an Aiken tradition for over 40 years. The Whiskey Road Race is our annual fundraiser which allows us to continue our vital services to victims of domestic and sexual violence in the 6 counties we serve. The funds raised by this race allows us to continue operating our agency and providing hope and new beginnings to those who have suffered abuse.

In 2022, the Cumbee Center served 543 new victims of domestic violence and 93 new victims of sexual assault. We provided 157 victims, 2328 nights of safety at our emergency shelter and 9 families housing stability through financial assistance. We provided 9477 unique services to 895 individuals, including counseling. We maintained our footprint in six counties and received in kind donations from over 100 community members or partners. The work we are doing today is only possible because of your support. You make it possible for Cumbee Center to champion the life saving services we provide. Let’s run for THEIR lives. Together.


The certified race course takes runners down Whiskey Road, through Aiken’s historic horse district, winding itself through scenic and popular South Boundary Avenue. This beautiful course is designed to challenge runners and walkers alike through the event options of a 10K or 5K, providing a fun and exciting atmosphere for all who attend.  The 5K and 10K are officially time with chip timing.  A digital clock will be displayed. Water will be provided on the course. 


Participants registered for the 5K or 10K will receive a swag bag that includes a bib, shirt and other goodies. Participants registered for the 1 Mile and Tot Trot can purchase a swag bag that includes a shirt and other goodies. We will have an in-person pickup on November 3rd at Academy Sports from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm and on November 4th at Odell Weeks from 6:45 am to 7:45 am. (Participants registering after 10/15/2023 are not guaranteed a shirt.) 


Awards will be given for the top overall 5K/10K male and female finishers and the top 3 male and top 3 female finishers per age category for the 5K/10K.  Awards will begin no later than 10:00 am. 


Online registration closes on November 1st at 10:00 pm. In-person registration is available on November 3rd at Academy Sports from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, during swag bag/bib pick up. In-person registration is also available on November 4th (race day morning) from 6:45 am to 7:45 am. Late entries will not be accepted.


  • Race day registration closes at 8:00 am. Late entries will not be accepted.  

  • Race day check-in must be done by 8:10 am. This is not required if you pre check-in at Academy Sports on November 3rd. 

  • 10K and 5K begin promptly at 8:30 am. 

  • 1-Mile Fun Run begins at 9:30 am. 

  • Tot Trot begins begin at 9:30 am. 

Race Distances

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Start Location

Odell Weeks Activity Center, Aiken, SC

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