Beaufort River Swim+5K Run rescheduled for Sept. 19

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From staff reports

The Beaufort River Swim+5K Run has been rescheduled for Saturday, Sept. 19 in downtown Beaufort.

The event was originally scheduled for Saturday, June 6, but was postponed with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

The 5K Run route starts on Bay Street, traverses the Woods Memorial Bridge, turns into Meridian Rd, turns around and returns along the same route back to Bay Street.

Competitive swimmers, triathletes, high school, college and recreational fitness swimmers and runners will have a chance to challenge themselves beyond the pool.

The BRS+5K Run benefits the YMCA Learn to Swim Program, which allows the Y to teach water safety and swimming lessons to children and adults in need in our community for little to no cost.

Registration for all BRs+5K events is completed online.

Visit beaufortriverswim.com. For more information including sponsorship opportunities contact Event Director Denice Fanning at d.fanning@wardlefamilyymca,org or 843-521-1904.