3rd Annual Beaufort Twilight Run and Oyster Roast set for March 19th

Fitness, food and fun are the focus of Beaufort’s biggest running festival!

Runners will take their marks at sunset on March 19, 2011 in the 3rd Annual Beaufort Twilight Run and Oyster Roast. The event drew close to 1500 people last year. Participants came from all over the Lowcountry and throughout the U.S., and this year the race organizers are expecting even larger crowds.


The Twilight Run is open to athletes and spectators of all ages (registration required to participate). The evening kicks off at 4:30 pm with the Kids’ 1⁄4 mile Fun Run. New to the Twilight Run this year is a timed 5K Run, which will take place with the 5K Fun Walk shortly after the Kid’s Run. These events will be followed by the big event – a timed, USATF sanctioned 8K run at 6:15 pm. All racecourses run through the coastal community of Habersham, with picturesque views along the marsh and beneath the sprawling live oak trees.


Cash prizes will be awarded to the top male and female 8K finishers in several categories: top 3 overall winners, masters overall, active duty military, and hometown hero (Beaufort County resident). Awards will also be given to the 5K Run male and female top 3 overall winners and masters overall winners. Male and female 8K and 5K Run age group awards will also be given. All participants of the kids’ fun run will receive an award.                  Registration discounts are available online to active duty military.


The post-race festival includes food, music and fun!                  The Oyster Roast, catered by Sea Eagle Market, is open to the general public, and will include a lot more than just oysters! Oyster roast tickets, kid’s meal tickets and race registration can all be purchased online at http://www.BeaufortTwilightRun.com. And everyone will enjoy the awesome tunes of Stan Gray & the Stingrays from Charleston – it’s going to be a great night!


The Twilight Run is an annual fundraiser for Beaufort County’s first charter school, Riverview Charter School. Riverview’s Development Chair and the event’s coordinator, Jody Hayward, is thrilled about the overwhelming response and interest in the 2011 Beaufort Twilight Run and Oyster Roast. “We are really excited about our 3rd Twilight Run. It has become a favorite family event for so many people throughout the Lowcountry.                  The response that we received from the runners last year was awesome, and this year’s registrations are coming in from all over the Southeast. With the introduction of the 5K Run this year, I think we’re on track for another great event!”


For more information about The Beaufort Twilight Run and Oyster Roast visit http://www.BeaufortTwilightRun.com. Proceeds from the race will benefit Riverview Charter School: a FREE, public school authorized by the Beaufort County School District and open to all Beaufort County students K-8th Grade (www.RiverviewCharterSchool.org).



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