8k For H20!!

For the tenth consecutive year, the College of Charleston Master’s of Environmental Studies Student Association (MESSA) will host the 8K for H20, an 8K run and 5K fun-walk, scheduled for this Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. in front of the Folly Fishing Pier on Center Street. Working to raise awareness and funds to help improve the quality of our local water supply, more than 300 runners and walkers are expected to participate in this year’s race, whose course runs through the streets of Folly Beach. This year, the local nonprofit organization Horizons After School Program within the South Carolina Maritime Foundation, will be the race beneficiary, highlighting the importance of educating the youth on the necessity of our waterways and water systems.

This year’s race awards will be given based on the top male and female runners for each age category. T-shirts, snacks and beverages will be provided for participants. Attendees may peruse a silent auction before and after the race which will feature items from locally-owned businesses. All proceeds from the race and silent auction will benefit Horizons After School Program. Registration is now $25, and T-shirts for race-day registrations are available while supplies last. All current CofC students receive $5 off. CofC student organizations with five or more participants receive $10 off. A valid ID must be shown for all students when packet is picked up. Race packets and T-shirts may be picked up on Race Day starting at 7:45a.m. at the registration tables located near the Folly Fishing Pier on Center Street. This event is rain or shine. For more information about the race or available sponsorship opportunities, please visit the race site.

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