Exchange Club 5K over new McTeer Bridge

By Tess Malijenovsky
The Exchange Club of Beaufort is an American service club working with the blue ribbon initiative of preventing child abuse and promoting positive parenting. Each year 3.2 million children are reported to Child Protective Services as being abused or neglected throughout the United States. The Exchange Club tackles this serious problem by generating greater public awareness through local events, including its upcoming 5K this weekend — the first 5K ever on the new McTeer Bridge.
Saturday, Oct. 29 is the OBABY (Over-the-Bridge-And-Back-Yonder Run) 5K Run and Fun Walk. It will take place over the new McTeer Bridge connecting Port Royal to Lady’s Island, which now has a walkway.
Even though the Exchange Club has been serving the Beaufort community since 1987, this will be its first charity race. Angel Flewelling, a past president, member of the board of directors and the 5K chairperson, came up with the concept for the 5L one day while she was biking past the new bridge.
Registration for the race will take place at 9 a.m. at the foot of the new McTeer Bridge in Port Royal. Pre-registration isn’t necessary, but it will guarantee you a T-shirt. Registration is $20 for runners and $15 for walkers. Play Hard Event Timing will conduct professional timing. You can contact Angel Flewelling at 843-525-0102 for more information.

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