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2015 Run for Adela 5K

Adela Holmes Cook Foundation

Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM (EDT)

2015 Run for Adela 5K

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The 6th annual RUN FOR ADELA will be held Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 8:30 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+. 

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.

Late Registration & Packet Pickup Fri, April 24th, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. @ Fleet Feet, 881 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt. Pleasant, 29464 and Sat, April 25th, 7 - 8 a.m., Station 16, Sullivan’s Island

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 Sallie 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: Proceeds from this year’s run will fund a full scholarship for a Meeting Street Academy 5th grader to attend Charleston Day School for grades 6-8. The scholarship will be given in memory of Adela Holmes Cook, by way of the foundation established in her name. Proceeds will also support Camp Happy Days to help "Kids Kickin' Cancer".

Have questions about 2015 Run for Adela 5K? Contact Adela Holmes Cook Foundation

When & Where

Start/Finish: On the beach, Station 16, Sullivan's Island
Atlantic Avenue
Sullivan's Island, SC 29482

Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 8:30 AM to 10:30 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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