Beaufort Twilight Run and Oyster Roast attracts a record-breaking crowd
More than 1,700 runners and walkers participated in the 6th Annual Beaufort Twilight Run and Oyster Roast last Saturday, March 22 in the Habersham Marketplace. The USATF-sanctioned running festival presented by Habersham Properties attracted participants of all ages from three countries and 21 states. This year’s event featured 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 ¼ mile Kids’ Fun Run sponsored by Monkey’s Uncle toy store. The family-friendly event was capped off with a festive Lowcountry oyster roast and live music from the Savannah-based band, Tell Scarlet. The event raised more than $60,000 for Riverview Charter School, which will be used for the school’s technology, after-school and physical education programs.
“We are just thrilled with the results of the BTR this year,” said Jody Heyward, event director. “It would not have been possible without the support of our 150 incredible volunteers and the more than 80 local businesses that sponsored it.”