By Mike McCombs
The Beaufort River Swim+5K Run scheduled for Saturday, June 6, in downtown Beaufort has been postponed.
According to Betsy Hinderliter, the director of marketing and development for the Beaufort-Jasper YMCA of the Lowcountry, organizers are hopeful to move the event to a Fall 2020 date.
“As soon as we get a date set, I will let everyone know,” Hinderliter said in an email release. “Thank you and stay healthy!”
New this year is the addition of a 5K Run which will follow the 3.2-mile competitive open-water race and the 1-mile Fun Swim. The 5K Run, presented by Beaufort Memorial Hospital, means there will be multiple options for participants: Swim, swim and run, run, or team up for a relay.
In the 2019 event, 147 swimmers entered in the 3.2-mile race and a record-high 28 participated in the fun swim. The YMCA raised more than $15,000 for the YMCA Learn to Swim Program.
The YMCA Learn to Swim Program provides financial assistance for children, families, and individuals in the community to take swimming lessons and be safe around the water.
Cohen Bruner, 16, and his 14-year-old sister Skyler, both from Hilton Head Island, won the men’s and women’s events, respectively.