October 8th event showcases the park’s beautiful, recently-refurbished trail network
Friends of Huntin g Island (FOHI) is once again joining with Hunting Island State Park to sponsor its 3rd annual 5K Run/Walk along the park’s beautiful, recently refurbished trails. The Run/Walk will be held on October 8th, starting at 10:00 am. Runners, walkers, and supporters will gather at the park’s Nature Center, the entrance is just short of the Fripp Island bridge.
This run is for the serious runner; or it’s a fun, family run or walk if you prefer. The 5K run is timed by Play Hard Timing and is entirely within the park. The event begins and ends at the Nature Center and follows the Nature Center Trail to the Lagoon Trail and then crosses over to the Maritime Forrest Trail back to the Nature Center. Volunteers will be stationed at each turn. Strollers are permitted; but sorry, no pets.
Friends of Hunting Island especially encourages whole families to come out and “take a walk” and enjoy our most popular state park’s lovely trails, cool breezes, and unparalleled forest views. Funds from this event will be used to support Friends’ work with the Discover Carolina Program, which brings elementary and middle school students to the park for a day of nature programs and hands-on learning.
Register for the event online at http://www.active.com/running/hunting-island-sc/hunting-island-5k-runwalk-2011-yn877?int=29-6 Online registration closes on October 6, 2011 at11:59 pm, PST. Walk up registration is welcome on the day of the event. Please note that park fees will still need to be paid to join this event. For more information, please contact the event Chair, Tom Valentino, 843-379-4895 or cell 912-667-3774.