13th Annual 5K Race for The ARK runs August 25
Since 1999, some 500 runners and walkers each year from the Lowcountry and beyond have come to Summerville to start their fall racing season and support The ARK, Alzheimer’s Family Support Services. The 2012 Race for The ARK is scheduled for 7:45am on August 25, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 206 Central Avenue in Summerville.
The 5K run and walk winds through historic downtown Summerville. The first male and female runner to break the course record will receive $100 cash prize. The race features a Corporate Challenge. Companies can field a team of five runners for $350; the team with the overall best time takes home the traveling trophy for the year.
The Lowcountry Youth Challenge is an early season competition for local high school cross country teams and other sports teams who want to compete. The cost is $25 per runner, or $125 per team. Youth runners receive medals and can compete for age group prizes.
This year’s title sponsor for the race is Thrivent Financial. Summerville Medical Center and Trident Senior Health share the “ultra-marathoner” sponsorship. Sponsorships
are still available from $50 to $1000.
The course is USATF certified. Registration is $25 with t-shirt or $20 without through August 24. Registration and packet pickup is on Friday, August 24th 12:00–6:00 p.m. or day of race. To register, call 843-832-2357, or visit http://thearkofsc.org/special-events/13th-annual-race-for-the-ark/ or http://www.active.com/running/summerville-sc/race-for-the-ark-2012.
The ARK is a local nonsectarian nonprofit outreach program providing comprehensive support services to families dealing with Alzheimer’s or related dementia. For more information on The ARK’s services, call 832-2357 or visit http://thearkofsc.org/.