Friends of Hunting Island holds annual 5K Run/Walk

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Friends of Hunting Island is once again joining with Hunting Island State Park to sponsor its 4th annual 5K Run/Walk along the park’s beautiful refurbished trails. The Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, October 13, starting at 10 a.m. Runners, walkers, and supporters will gather at the park’s Nature Center, the entrance is just short of the Fripp Island Bridge.
This event is for the serious runner and it’s also a fun, family run or walk. Chip timing is provided by Play Hard Event Timing. The event begins and ends at the Nature Center and follows the Nature Center Trail to the Lagoon Trail and then crosses over to the Maritime Forrest Trail back to the Nature Center. Volunteers will be stationed at each turn. Strollers are permitted but no pets.
New this year is the Team Competition. Teams will consist of 5 members each with two age categories:  under 18 or 18 and over. Registration is $25 for 5K runners, $100 for 5K Teams, and $15 for walkers.
Friends of Hunting Island encourages whole families to come out and “take a walk” and enjoy the state park’s lovely trails, some cool breezes, and unparalleled forest views. Funds from this event will be used to support Friends’ work with the Discover Carolina Program, which brings third, fifth and seventh grade students to the park for a day of nature programs and hands-on learning.
Register online at http://www.active.com/running/hunting-island-sc/hunting-island-5k-runwalk-2012. For more information, visit www.friendsofhuntingisland.org. The online registration deadline is 5 p.m. October 12. Walk-up registration is welcome on the day of the event from 9-9:30 a.m., along with all participant packet pick-ups. For more information, please contact the event co-chairs at brandibyrum04@yahoo.com or cnminnich@gmail.com.