Beaufort Twilight Run poised for record turnout

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More than 2,000 participants and spectators are anticipated at the 6th Annual Beaufort Twilight Run (BTR) and Oyster Roast presented by Habersham Properties on Saturday, March 22 in the Habersham Marketplace from 4:30-10:30 p.m.

This USATF sanctioned running festival for all ages has a competitive 8K Run, sponsored by Beaufort ENT and Allergy; a 5K Run sponsored by Levitt Healthcare Affiliates; the Beaufort Challenge (8K+5K Run), a 5K Fun Walk and a quarter mile Kids’ Fun Run sponsored by Monkey’s Uncle toy store. The evening is capped off with a festive Lowcountry Oyster Roast and live music from Savannah band, Tell Scarlet.

Last year’s family friendly event attracted athletes of all ages from the Lowcountry and 22 states.

The annual Beaufort Twilight Run will be held in the Habersham Marketplace.
The annual Beaufort Twilight Run will be held in the Habersham Marketplace.

“This is the Lowcountry’s premier 8K race and we have a great field of fast runners coming to the race from all over South Carolina and beyond,” said BTR Race Director Lauren Kelly. “People love the picturesque and fast course, the fun atmosphere and of course, the T-shirts! The BTR is a first-class event for regional and local runners as well as an event the whole family can enjoy.”

To celebrate the 6th Anniversary, the BTR’s cash prize purse increased by $1,300 to include the 5K and Beaufort Challenge for a cash prize total of $2,800. Categories include the three overall male and female winners of each race, as well as cash awards for 8K and 5K male and female Masters (40+), Active Duty Military and Hometown Hero (a Beaufort County resident). In addition to cash prizes, age group winners will receive an award from a local artist.

The 2014 BTR will also feature an improved start and finish area to accommodate the large participation and “Tech” T-shirts that are included in participants’ registration.

For details about race registration, oyster roast tickets and more visit www.BeaufortTwilightRun.com.

The BTR’s mission is to host a fun, competitive and memorable annual event for Beaufort. In the past five years, the BTR has raised more than $150,000 to benefit Riverview Charter School. This year’s goal is to raise more than $60,000 to be used for the school’s technology, after-school and physical education programs.