MCAS Officers Club to host ‘Run for the Tea’

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The MCAS Beaufort Officers’ Club is proud to host its Second Annual “Run for the Tea” 5K and Kids’ Races on Saturday, May 19. The 5K run will start and finish at Shady Point Park aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort with the 5K race beginning at 8 a.m. and the Kids’ Races beginning at 9 a.m.
Expected to draw military and civilian participants from across the region, the race’s proceeds will benefit the Officers’ Spouses’ Club “Senior Citizens’ Tea” next fall, a 43-year tradition honoring the seniors and veterans of the greater Beaufort community.
Registration is currently available on www.Active.com and must be paid in advance. Cost to register is $25 per adult and $15 per child (age 13 and under).  Registration fee includes event T-shirt if registered by May 5, 2012.  Runners of all ages and abilities are welcome.
Race packets will be available for pick up at Shady Point Park Pavilion aboard MCAS Beaufort on Friday, May 18, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. or at Shady Point Park on the day of the race between 6:30 and 7:30 a.m. Please note the race will continue rain or shine and registration fees are non-refundable.  For everyone’s safety, animals of any kind are prohibited.
Awards will be given to the top three female and male overall 5K finishers, to the “most spirited” male and female overall finishers and to the “most spirited” boy and girl kids’ race finishers.  Participants are encouraged to wear a costume while running the event, however, costumes cannot include a face mask for security and safety reasons.
A post-run celebration includes light breakfast faire, a bounce house for kids to enjoy, and other family fun activities.
The race day schedule is as follows:
• 6:30-7:30 a.m.: On-site Registration
• 8 a.m.: 5K Start
• 9 a.m.: Kids’ Races Start
• 200m race: 3-5 years old
• 400m race: 6-8 years old
• 1-Mile race: 13 and under
• Awards Ceremony after all races conclude
• 10 a.m. to noon: Post-Race Party (fun, fellowship and fanfare after the race!)
For more information or to request a registration form, please call 843-522-0522 or email oscrunforthetea@gmail.com. Registration forms are also available at the MCAS Officers’ Club, Afterburners, Semper Fit, and other locations aboard MCAS, on Parris Island and around town.