US Quidditch Cup

Inspired by the Harry Potter Novels, Quidditch is a mixed gender contact sport that's a cross between rugby and basketball. In 2016, Columbia hosted the US Quidditch Cup, which saw the top 60 quidditch teams from around the country competing to determine the national champion. Watch the video

The Color Run

The Color Run is billed as the "happiest 5k on the planet!"  It's a five-kilometer, untimed event in which thousands of “Color Runners”, are doused from head to toe in different colors at each kilometer. 

Columbia Quarry Crusher Run

One of our favorite events allows runners a once-in-a-lifetime chance to run down massive declines into the earth and straight back up to the top! The approximately 400-500 foot ascent from the quarry floor back up to the finish line makes the grueling event one of the nation’s most challenging foot races.

The Quarry Crusher Run takes place every March in Columbia, SC.



Bubble Ball

Check out The State's video coverage of the newest sports phenomenon in the Midlands: bubble ball!

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