Run Free Trail Run

Sat February 29, 2020 Saint Helena Island, SC 29920 US Directions

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Hunting Island State Park
8GVQ+83 Fripp Island, South Carolina
Saint Helena Island, SC US 29920


Join us for our inaugural Run Free Trail Run on February 29, 2020 at Hunting Island State Park. Choose from the 5k, 5 mile, or 10 mile option - or if you're daring enough run all three for our Run Free Triple Crown Challenge!
Start Times
7:30am: 5k start
8:15am: 5 mile start
9:30am: 10 mile start
Note: If you are doing the challenge you must be able to run a 5k in 45 min, 5 miles in 1:15, and 10 miles in 2:30 hours.
Packet Pickup will be held Friday from 4:30pm - 7:00pm at Fat Patties in Beaufort 831 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort, SC 29906

Course Information
-All races will start the Hunting Island State Park Nature Center (should pop up in your google maps).
-The 5k trail race is an out and back course with one aid station at the turn around point. Since we are using the beautiful established trail system at Hunting Island – the 5k will be a bit long ~3.3 miles. You can do it!
-The 5 mile and 10 mile races will be run on a loop course with 5 mile runners running 1 clockwise loop and 10 mile runners running 2 clockwise loops. There will be water, nuun electrolytes, and on course nutrition for the 5 mile and 10 mile runners. There will be two aid stations per loop – one at the start/finish and another ~3miles into the loop.
-The loop for the 5miler/10miler can be found here:
Registration Fees
-Registration before 1/31/2020 includes entrance to the park, access to the race course, on course hydration, official finisher time, a race tee or tank, free race photos, and finisher award.
-Registration after 2/15/2020 does not guarantee tee shirt size or finisher award.
-Triple Crown Challenge runners receive 1 race tee (or tank), all 3 finisher awards, and a special challenge award.
-Race fee includes $5 entrance fee for runner. All spectators must pay entrance fees the morning of the race. We strongly encourage runners to carpool and arrive early.

-Can’t make the run in South Carolina? Sign up to run virtually and get the same great swag delivered to your door.  
                                                Before 1/15               From 1/15-2/28        Race Day (up to 7am)
5K                                           $35                             $40                             $45
5 miler                                     $45                             $50                             $55
10 miler                                   $55                             $60                             $65
Triple Crown Challenge          $110                           $115                           $120
For each race (and the Triple Crown Challenge) we will award the overall male/female runner as well as the top male and female runner in each age group: 0-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and up.
Other Stuff
-This is a cup-less race! We will provide water and nuun, but bring your own water bottle/camelbak/collapsible cup
-Walkers are allowed, even encouraged to join all three races. Unfortunately, this is a not a stroller friendly course. 
-Hunting Island opens at 6am – we highly recommend carpooling and arriving early to get parked and pumped for race day. 
-The course is sanctioned and directed by a certified RRCA Race Director.  
-All proceeds for the inaugural race series go to support Run Free, a non-profit dedicated to supporting causes and organizations across the U.S. by running (and -fundraising) across all 50 states. Read more about that challenge here  

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Race Course Maps

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