More than 90 runners arrived at Mullet Hall on Johns Island this past March 5 for Charleston Parks and Recreation’s inaugural Mullet Haul Run, the first trail run at the area’s only equestrian trail park. While the opportunity to run on some of the area’s most beautiful trails was enough to get a good crowd out to the event, CCPRC spiced up the occasion by asking runners to wear their own mullet for the run. Mullets, a 1980s hair style defined by long hair in the back and short hair up front, were plentiful at the event, and ranged from simple hair knots with long hair hanging down the back, to frizzy mullets, multi-colored mullets and mullets tied into place with festive bandanas. Some runners even added their own facial hair accents, with thin moustaches being a popular accoutrement.
Following the race, runners were treated to music by popular local funk band, Uncle Funkle, and craft beer provided by Charleston’s Coast Brewing Company.
In first place for the five mile run was Dawson Cherry, 47, with an overall time of 34:37, and in first place for the ten mile run was Ryan Thompson, 29, with an overall time of 1:03:52. The youngest runner at the event, Brendon Healy, 10, participated in the five mile run and finished with an overall time of 46:20.