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Save the Light Half Marathon and 5K Set for February 5th on Folly Beach

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The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) will once again partner with Save the Light to host their annual half marathon and 5K. The race is set for February 5th, 2022 on Folly Beach. Advance registration is required.

The half marathon and 5K support the preservation of the Morris Island Lighthouse by Save the Light, a grassroots non-profit organization formed in 2000 to save the lighthouse from being lost to the sea. Both races are USATF-certified and begin and end near the Folly Beach Pier. The half marathon is a run-only event and will begin at 8 am. The 5K is open to runners and walkers and begins at 8:30 am.

Advance registration is required and is now open at CharlestonCountyParks.com. Registration closes January 31st and all participants must register in advance. Fees are $60 for the half marathon and $40 for the 5K.

“Save the Light is pleased to be teaming up with Charleston County Parks to present the Save the Light Half-Marathon to area runners for the 19th time,” said Save the Light Board Member Richard Beck. “Thanks to all who participate. Your continued support of this race has provided thousands of dollars that allow us to continue our work to preserve this beloved symbol of South Carolina’s maritime past.”

The 5K is open to ages 8 and up; the half marathon is open to ages 10 and up. Participants under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a registered adult chaperone. Packet pick-up will be available at The Tides Hotel on Friday, February 4th from 4 pm – 7 pm, and on race day, Saturday, February 5th, from 6:30 am – 7:30 am. Awards and post-race food will be provided.

As part of their ongoing partnership, The Tides Hotel will continue to offer group rates for participants who book by January 25th. Guests can contact The Tides Hotel directly for more information.

Save the Light, Inc. purchased the Morris Island Lighthouse from its previous owner in 1999, and then transferred ownership to the state of South Carolina through a lease agreement. Save the Light retains responsibility for planning, engineering, fundraising and execution of all aspects of the preservation of the Morris Island Lighthouse.

To register for the Save the Light Half Marathon and 5K, visit CharlestonCountyParks.com, or call 843-795-4386 for more information. For more information on the Save the Light organization and the Morris Island Lighthouse, visit SaveTheLight.org.

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