TCL Foundation to host oyster roast and 5K fundraiser for students, programs

The Technical College of the Lowcountry Foundation will host its 4th Annual Oysters by the Bay & 2nd Annual 5K on Saturday, November 15th overlooking the beautiful Beaufort River at the TCL Beaufort Campus, 921 Ribaut Road.

Runners and walkers may check-in beginning at 2 p.m.; the 5K race will begin at 3 p.m.  Following the race, the Oyster Roast will run from 5 to 8 p.m.  All proceeds will go directly to supporting students and programs at TCL.

Registration for the 5K is $30 and all pre-registered 5K participants will receive a t-shirt. The 5K route will take participants across the campus, down the Spanish Moss Trail, and through the tunnel under Ribaut Road to the finish line.  Winners from each age category will be recognized.

Oyster Roast tickets are $25 per person and include unlimited fresh local oysters, hot dogs, and chili. Beer and wine will be available for purchase.  Live5th Annual Oysters by the Bay Oyster Roast & 5K entertainment will be provided by Chris Jones.  Fire pits, oyster tables, and corn hole games, all constructed by TCL industrial technologies students and faculty, will be auctioned during the event.

Tickets are on sale now at or through the TCL Foundation office, building 12 of the TCL Beaufort campus.

For more information, please visit, call 843.525.8294 or send an email to

Since 1983, the TCL Foundation has helped generous donors ensure opportunity and excellence at the Technical College of the Lowcountry.  Through the TCLF, individuals and organizations have made significant contributions that have permitted the foundation to award nearly $2 million in scholarships. These awards have helped local residents achieve their educational goals and transition to successful careers.  The TCL Foundation also channels private sector donations to enhance the college’s teaching and learning capacity.

TCL Foundation to host oyster roast and 5K fundraiser for students, programs