Runners and walkers from all ages, including four-legged friends, met at Sullivan's Island Station 16 beach access on Saturday, April 13 to honor the memory of Adela Holmes Cook. This year's race marked the finale, the 10th and final Run for Adela 5K/Walk.
The run spanned roughly 3 miles of beachfront and also offered a 1 Mile Fun Run for ages 10 and under. This race is the only 5K in Charleston that takes place on the beach.
Run for Adela was established in 2010 in memory of Cook, a young Charleston native who passed away in 2009 from injuries sustained in a golf cart accident while vacationing in the Bahamas. The run is symbolic of her passion for spending time outdoors in her cherished hometown.
Proceeds from the run benefit the Adela Holmes Cook Foundation and Camp Happy Days to by providing a weekend for teens with cancer to get outdoors. It also provides a full scholarship for one Meeting Street Academy Student to attend Charleston Day School for grades six through eighth.
Over the past decade, Run for Adela has raised approximately $450,000 in donations, according to Adela's mother Jane Cook.
Race results can be viewed at bit.ly/2Gom9V6.