By Sarah Reynolds for The Island Connection
Runners are preparing for the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission Lowcountry Trail Half Marathon and 5K, scheduled for Oct. 10 at Johns Island County Park.
The half marathon gets underway at 8:30 a.m., while the 5K begins a half hour earlier.
Pre-registration, which is required, must be completed by phone by 5:30 p.m. or online by 11:59 pm. Sept. 30. Spaces are limited, and the event is expected to sell out in advance. Participants ages 10 through 15 must be accompanied by an adult chaperone to run in the 5K and by a registered parent or guardian who is also running in the half marathon. Dogs are not allowed on the course.
“We welcome the opportunity to return to one of the local trail running community’s favorite venues – Johns Island County Park,” said CCPRC Fitness and Wellness Manager Allison Foster.
“It’s a rural beauty that offers varied terrain, moss draped oaks and wildlife. The option to choose two dramatically different distances, a half marathon or a 5K, makes this race appealing to all fitness levels.”
Johns Island County Park, the site of Mullet Hall Equestrian Center, is located at 2662 Mullet Hall Road, just off River Road. For more information on the Lowcountry Trail Half Marathon and 5K, to view race course maps or to register, visit CharlestonCountyParks. com or call 843-795-4386. This event is brought to you by Bohemian Bull, Food Lion, The Foot Store, Shine Water and Charleston County Parks.