4th Annual Hunting Island 5K Run/Walk announced

    Hunting Island and Friends of Hunting Island announce the Fourth Annual 5K Run/Walk at our beautiful State Park on October 13th at 10am. Winding through the maritime forest and along the lagoon with it’s picturesque scenery, you will love this event.  The race begins and ends at the Nature Center near the Fripp Island Bridge,  and is designed for all runners with a good flat, wide course through our unique Maritime Forest, away from all traffic. The trails are packed shell and sand surfaced with level gentle curves in a shady forest. 

    This race will be an opportunity for serious runner to establish a personal best time with Play Hard Event Timing handling the time. Walkers are welcome to push a stroller, but no pets please. Prizes are awarded to the winner in each division and all proceeds will go to the Discover Carolina Program that brings elementary school children to the park for the many nature programs available there.

    Discover Carolina provides students in the lowcountry an opportunity to study their local natural resources in a non-traditional environment while improving upon their academic skills. Local students are fortunate to transform Hunting Island into their own classroom. After their unique “classroom” experiences, students will leave with a new awareness for Marine Ecology or the wonders about life on a Barrier Island. Some students will spend their time investigating the survival of Loggerhead Turtles. Through this annual fundraising event, Friends of Hunting Island is honored to play a part in the success of Discover Carolina.

     

    Final Registration: Friday, October 12th, 5:00 PM
    Late Registration: Race Day, 9-9:30 AM (and all packet pickups)

    Entry Fees:
    $25 for 5K Runners
    $100 for 5 member Teams
    $15 for Walkers

    Awards:
    Overall men’s winner and overall women’s winner
    Top finisher in each male and female age division
    Winner in each team age division

    10 and under 30-39
    11-14 40-49
    15-19 50-59
    20-29 60 and over
    Teams: Under 18 or 18 and over

    Chip Timing provided by Play Hard Event Timing

    Register at www.active.com our 5K Race and Walk are a great way to experience Hunting Island’s shell surfaced trails. Winding through the maritime forest and along the lagoon, you will love this event.
    For more information please visit http://www.friendsofhuntingisland.org/run.html