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RiverDogs to host 11th Annual 'Run, Forrest, Run' 5K

  • Saturday, March 8, 2014

The Charleston RiverDogs will host their annual ‘Run Forrest Run’ 5k April 19 in Charleston. PROVIDED

Fans of the Charleston RiverDogs may not be able to run forever like Forrest Gump, but they can lace up their running shoes and head to Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park for the 11th Annual “Run Forrest Run” 5K Race presented by Fleet Feet Sports on Saturday, April 19 at 4 p.m. before the RiverDogs game against the Rome Braves.

The course is TAC certified and features split times at each mile marker with chip timing for quick and accurate results.

Proceeds from the rain-or-shine event benefit the MUSC Storm Eye Institute.

“This race is fun for all ages and caters to every type of participant,” said RiverDogs Vice President of Special Events Melissa Azevedo. “Our 5K race begins in front of The Joe and finishes at home plate where runners are greeted by RiverDogs players and coaches.”

With the Cooper River Bridge Run just two weeks prior to April 19, the top eight local finishers will be invited to participate in the “Run Forrest Run” 5K Race.

Pre-registration by April 17 cost for the race is $30, and includes a race packet, T-shirt, one ticket to that evening's RiverDogs game against the Rome Braves (6:05 p.m. first pitch), an in-game awards ceremony and a post-race party with dinner provided by Bubba Gump Shrimp Company. Late registration and walk-up after April 17 is $35. T-shirts are available while supplies last.

Additional game tickets are $7 each and can be purchased at packet pick-up.

Race packets may be picked up on Friday, April 18 at Fleet Feet Sports in Mount Pleasant from noon until 6 p.m. On-site registration and packet pick-up on race day will open at 1 p.m. at Joe Riley Park and close at 3:45 p.m. before the 4 p.m. race begins.

Registration forms are available online at www.rileyparkevents.com or www.active.com. For more information, please contact Kristen Wolfe at 843-577-DOGS (3647).

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