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H1GHER LEARNING to Set Record at Fake Race
2/29/2016 10:33:45 AM


H1GHER LEARNING, Inc. will host a Fake Race at Boone's Bar. The nonprofit plans to set a record by exceeding donation amounts raised in 2015.


Last year, H1GHER LEARNING hosted a number of hip hop themed fundraisers—and, the Fake Race will be uniquely the same. H1GHER LEARNING uses the hip-hop and sneaker cultures to both teach at-risk students, and raise awareness about the organization’s mission.


According to, "this event is for those that prefer to get their cardio from dancing to high energy hip hop music instead of tackling a 10k."   The Fake Race will start at 9:00 p.m. with a “Warm Up” from Black Dave, and continue throughout the night under the sounds of DJ Scrib.


“Charleston has a great running community,” says KJ Kearney, Executive Director of H1GHER LEARNING, “and we wanted to salute that community while bringing a unique experience for hip-hop fans in the area.”

“Registration” (entry) to the Fake Race is free for runners/walkers 21 and older. Fake Race runners/walkers can also purchase a “Gold Medal” open bar ticket for $30 from the website; Donations will also be accepted at the event and/or Athletic gear is not required, but is strongly encouraged by Kearney.


“We want to promote comfort,” laughs Kearney. “Besides where else can you wear your favorite sweatpants and listen to your favorite trap music songs?”


All proceeds from the event will support H1GHER LEARNING. The Fake Race is sponsored by Sneaker FF, Charleston Hype, Tiger Paw, and Ill Vibe. To learn about sponsorship opportunities, email . For more information, visit

Boone's Bar is located downtown Charleston at 345 King Street.


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