CHARLESTON, SC – Fans of the Charleston RiverDogs can lace up their running shoes and head to Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park for the 13th Annual Run Forrest Run 5K Race presented by Fleet Feet Sports on Saturday, May 21 at 4 pm before the RiverDogs game against the Columbia Fireflies.
The rain or shine race benefits the Singleton Memorial Fund which is in memory of Chris Singleton’s mother, Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, who was one of the nine victims of the June 17, 2015 at the Mother Emanuel AME Church. Chris is a sophomore at Charleston Southern University and a member of the Buccaneer baseball team. Funds will be used to meet Chris’s educational expenses at CSU, and it is Chris’s wish that any remaining funds be applied to the planned CSU Baseball enrichment center in memory of Ms. Singleton.
The race features split times at each mile marker with chip timing for quick and accurate results.
“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.”
Pre-registration by May 18 cost for the race is $30, and includes a race packet, T-shirt, one ticket to that evening’s RiverDogs game against the Columbia Fireflies (6:05 pm first pitch), an awards ceremony and a post-race party with dinner and beer garden. Late registration and walk-up after May 18 is $35. T-shirts will be available while supplies last.
Additional game tickets are $8 each and can be purchased online with your race registration or in person at packet pick-up.
Race packets may be picked up on Friday, May 20 at Fleet Feet Sports in Mt. Pleasant from 12 noon until 6 pm. On-site registration and packet pick-up on race day is 2 pm until 3:45 pm at The Joe prior to the 4 pm race start.
Registration forms are available online at RileyParkEvents.com or GoRaceProductions.com. For more information, please contact Kristen Wolfe at 843-577-DOGS (3647).