By Danielle Snider
As the Kids head back to school, Charleston prepares itself for a fun filled Fall that includes festivals, parades, and most importantly Fall races. The Knights of Columbus Rev. P.N. Lynch Council # 704 has already been hard at work planning the 36th Annual Turkey Day Run held on Thanksgiving morning. Known as the largest 5K in South Carolina, on Thursday November 28th at 9AM thousands of runners will take to the streets in Downtown Charleston for this pre-meal race.
Even after 36 years in the making, the race itself takes months of planning that includes the organization of the volunteers, sponsors, charities, and media for the race. More than 20 members of the Knights of Columbus Rev. P.N. Lynch Council # 704 meet each month to discuss the logistics of the Turkey Day Run Expo, the race itself, and the amazing after-party that includes live music, free beer, activities for the kids, and plenty of food. The race even includes a Children’s Fun Run for kids 10 and under, but space is limited.
“We are really expecting a great race, and are so excited to see this event grow year after year,” said Race Director Lewis Moore, “I couldn’t think of a better way to spend your Thanksgiving morning.”
Just as in years past, the Council is aimed at making the 36th Annual Turkey Day Run & Gobble Wobble bigger and better. New this year: Blue Moon will be on tap as one of the FREE beers offered by Lee Distributors, Bottles ‘n Brushes will offer turkey painting for the kids, and runners will have the opportunity to purchase pictures of themselves crossing the finish line. Need a reason to get signed up? Beat the holiday stress with exercise, help raise money for a good cause (proceeds of the race are donated to over 15 local charities), and enjoy a beautiful area of Charleston on the most thankful day of the year.
For more information about the 36th Annual Turkey Day Run visit: www.turkeydayrun.com.