Mount Pleasant Pier hosts pre-Memorial Day 5K Run

  • Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Kick off Memorial Day weekend by participating in the inaugural Run to Remember 5K on May 23 at the Mount Pleasaant Pier. PHOTO PROVIDED

A great opportunity to honor those we remember on Memorial Day, the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission is proud to introduce the inaugural Run to Remember 5K on May 23.

Starting at the Mount Pleasant Pier at 6:30 p.m., this 5K offers a great way to kick off the Memorial Day weekend. As it winds from the Mount Pleasant Pier through Patriots Point, the race course will offer runners scenic views of Mount Pleasant, the Ravenel Bridge and Charleston Harbor.

Following the race will be an award ceremony with light food and beverages. Online registration is open now through May 22 at www.ccprc.com. Race day registration will be available on-site prior to the race start, from 4 - 6 p.m. This race is for ages 10 and up. Runners ages 10-15 are welcome to register for the race, but must be accompanied by an adult chaperone. Official race t-shirts will be guaranteed for participants who register prior to May 16.

The Run to Remember 5K is another in a series of runs offered this year by the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC).CCPRC recently hosted the Mullet Haul 5 and 10-mile trail run at the Mullet Hall Equestrian Center in March, as well as the Where the Wild Things Run 5K at Caw Caw Interpretive Center in April. The agency will also host the Lowcountry Trail Half Marathon at Mullet Hall Equestrian Center in October.

The Mount Pleasant Pier is located at 71 Harry Hallman Boulevard, adjacent to the Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park. Other events coming up at the Mount Pleasant Pier and Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park include:

• Cooper River Challenge Fishing Tournament – June 1

• Party in the Park (hosted by the Town of Mount Pleasant) – June 4, 11, 18 & 25

• Movies in the Park – June 14, July 19 & Aug. 23

For more information on the Run to Remember or to register, visit www.ccprc.com or call 843-795-4386.

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