Mark your calendars and start training because the Lowcountry Trail Half Marathon and 5K is back. The Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission (CCPRC) is thrilled to invite runners back to the scenic trails of Johns Island County Park for the annual race on Saturday, Oct. 12.
Admire the breathtaking fall foliage, moss-draped oaks and indigenous wildlife as you make your way through Johns Island’s breathtaking trails. Races are offered for two distances: a half marathon and 5K. Both races begin at 8:30 a.m. and spectators are welcome.
Pre-registration for the Half Marathon is $40 and the 5K is $32. Pre-registration ends Thursday, Oct. 10 and race day registration for the Half Marathon and 5K will be available on site at packet pick up from 7-8 a.m. for $48 and $38 respectively.
“Johns Island County Park is a trail runner’s paradise. Shady, thick forest-like approaches seamlessly transition to wide open, grassy fields, exposing runners to a variety of terrain that’s appealing to speed and endurance runners,” said Allison Foster, CCPRC Health and Wellness Race and Event Manager. “It’s so laid back and family friendly, it’s not unusual for runners to tag this race as their first.”
Registration includes post-race cold beer, breakfast and a long-sleeved performance shirt. Runners are encouraged to register early to guarantee shirt size. Participants ages 10-15 can register, but must be accompanied by an adult chaperone.
Johns Island County Park, the site of Mullet Hall Equestrian Center, is located at 2662 Mullet Hall Road, just off of River Road. The park and is owned and operated by the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission.
For more information on the Lowcountry Trail Half Marathon and 5K, to view race course maps or to register, visit www.CharlestonCountyParks.com or call 843-795-4386. This event is brought to you by presenting sponsors The Foot Store, Bohemian Bull, Food Lion and your Charleston County Parks.