Run for Adela 5K April 12

  • Monday, March 24, 2014

The Run for Adela 5K honors the memory of Adela Holmes Cook and benefits kids and teens battling cancer. PROVIDED

Runners and walkers of all ages will dig their shoes in the sand once again at the fifth annual Run for Adela 5K on April 12. This year's race marks five years of helping kids kick cancer in honor of Adela Holmes Cook, an 18-­year­-old Charleston native who passed away in 2009 from injuries sustained in a golf cart accident while on vacation in the Bahamas. The Run for Adela 5K is the only official 5K in Charleston held on the Sullivan's Island beach. There will also be a one-­mile fun run for kids. Last year's race was supported by nearly 1,000 registrants. Since the inaugural race in 2010, the event has raised more than $185,000 for the Adela Holmes Cook Foundation benefiting Camp Happy Days, a nonprofit organization that provides a carefree environment and a positive outlet for kids and teens battling cancer. Proceeds from the race will specifically fund the fourth annual Camp Happy Days' Extreme Teen Water Weekend on Wadmalaw Island. The Extreme Teen Water Weekend will feature watersports, boating, fishing and fellowship among teens with cancer. This event reflects Adela's passion for spending time outdoors in her coastal hometown. The race will start and finish at Station 16 and will begin at 9 a.m.. Prizes will include weekend getaways at some of the most renowned resorts in the area as well as gift certificates to restaurants, spas and other local businesses. For more information, please visit the official Run for Adela 5K website at www.runforadela.com

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