Ready, Set, Run!

This past weekend, the Charleston Marathon came onto the running scene with more than 750 runners crossing the finish line. And thus begins a busy running season for Lowcountry runners, joggers, speed walkers and even those who just want to stroll along and expand their T-shirt collection.

Coming up at the end of the month is the 28th annual Charlie Post Classic 15K and 5K. It’s set for Jan. 29 at the Sullivan’s Island Fire Station.

Pound the pavement every weekend in February, running everywhere from Folly Beach to Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park and James Island County Park.
– Save the Light Half Marathon and 5K: Feb. 5 at Folly Beach. Benefits the Morris Island lighthouse restoration. Also going on that day is the Nativity Flapjack 5K at 8:30 a.m. at James Island County Park.
– Be part of the first Go Red Heart 5K Run and Walk at 9 a.m. Feb. 12 – perfect for just two days before Valentine’s Day. This event at the Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park benefits the American Heart Association.
– If you’re really smart, you’ll participate in the MESSA 8K for H2O, benefiting Charleston Waterkeeper. This race is at 9 a.m. Feb. 19 on Folly Beach.
– Support the state’s organ donor program with the Lifepoint Gift of Life 5K/2K run and walk at 9 a.m. Feb. 26 at the James Island County Park.

And we haven’t even tapped the events in March. Just think – you’ll be speeding the bridge in the Cooper River Bridge Run by April!

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