SULLIVAN’S ISLAND, SC (News Release) — Runners and walkers from all over the Lowcountry will gather together April 16 to participate in the 7th Annual Run for Adela 5K/Walk. This is the only official 5K in Charleston that takes place on the beach.
The race was established in 2010 in memory of Adela Holmes 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 for Adela 5K is symbolic of Adela’s passion for spending time outdoors in her cherished hometown.
This year, proceeds from the race will benefit Camp Happy Days, a non-profit organization that provides a carefree environment for kids and teens battling cancer and the Ronald McDonald House of Charleston. Additionally, proceeds will fund an academic scholarship for one fifth grade student at Meeting Street Academy to continue furthering his/her education at Charleston Day School, Adela’s Alma Mater.
The race will start and finish at Station 16 and will begin at 8 AM. Prizes will include bicycles, a weekend getaway at Wild Dunes Resort and gift certificates to restaurants, spas, shops and other local businesses. For more information or to register, please visit the official Run for Adela 5K website: www.runforadela.com.