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2014 Run For Adela - Beach 5K Run/Walk

Adela Holmes Cook Foundation

Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM (EDT)

2014 Run For Adela - Beach 5K Run/Walk

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Thank you to everyone for supporting the Run for Adela and making yet another wonderful tribute to Adela Holmes Cook. We appreciate your sweat, love and tears.

Online donations will be accepted through the form above through the end of April 2014.


Late Registration & Packet Pickup Fri, April 11th, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. (NEW!) Fleet Feet, 881 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt. Pleasant, 29464 and Sat, April 12th, 7:30 - 8:30 a.m., Station 16, Sullivan’s Island


The 5th annual RUN FOR ADELA will be held Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. on Sullivans Island, Station 16. This family friendly 5K (3.1 miles) is the only race in Charleston that allows participants to enjoy the beaches of Sullivan's Island while running or walking. The race starts and finishes at Station 16.We had 800+ registrants in last year’s race and hope to exceed that number this year. Come be a part of the fun!

Awards M/F: Top 3, first master, first grandmaster, up to 3 deep in each age group. Age Groups: 5K: 9 & Under, 10‐13, 14‐17, 18‐24, 25‐29, 30‐34, 35‐39, 40‐44, 45‐59, 50‐54, 55-59, 60‐69, 70+. 

School Spirit Contest The school with the most registrants will receive a scholarship awarded after the race at the Awards Ceremony. If you are a student, please be sure to mark your registration form appropriately.  One $1,000 cash award for elementary/middle school; One $1,500 cash award for high school/college. For more details, contact Dicksie Johnson. 

One Mile Fun Run: The one-mile fun run is also held on the beach. It is open for ages 12 and under only. If you wish to compete in the fun run, please purchase the One Mile Fun Run ticket above to ensure correct timing. Those who register for the 5K are NOT eligible for the fun run as the events are held simultaneously.

Race Services: Fluids at S/F and at ½ way. Splits at key mile marks. Post-race food and refreshments provided for participants and awards ceremony to follow.

Please Note: No pets please. Carpooling encouraged. Parking and directions can be found on the confirmation page after registering. No refunds. General inquiries can be sent to the Race Director by emailing Dicksie Johnson ( or calling 843-442-1022.

Want to get involved? To help with corporate/foundation/individual sponsorships, contact Blair Johnson ( - sponsorship opportunities include $250, $500, $1,000 and $2,500 levels. To help us promote the event or for a copy of our press kit, contact Hollen Dodds ( To volunteer the day of the race, contact Charles Cook (

Benefitting: Camp Happy Days, a local non-profit organization helping kids kickin’ cancer.

Have questions about 2014 Run For Adela - Beach 5K Run/Walk? Contact Adela Holmes Cook Foundation

When & Where

Station 16 St

Sullivan's Island, SC 29482

Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM (EDT)

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Adela Holmes Cook Foundation

The Adela Holmes Cook Foundation has donated over $30,000 to Camp Happy Days and other needs in the Lowcountry since its inception in 2010. The Run for Adela is our way of honoring her by bringing family, friends and the community together to give back to worthy causes.

About Adela Adela Holmes Cook died from injuries sustained in a golf car accident on April 10, 2009 during a trip in the Bahamas. A natural beauty in every way, Adela adored her family and friends of all ages and cherished the lowcountry. She loved the outdoors and was an avid runner, who clocked many miles throughout the Charleston area while a student a Charleston Day School and later Bishop England. She treasured her days hanging out at the beach or on the boat. Adela was looking forward to joining her many friends at the college she had always dreamed of attending, The University of South Carolina.

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