February 18, 2010

Digital Corridor?s 4th Annual 5k ?Races? the Bar

Charleston Digital Corridor

April 22, 2010 Event Promises Even More

Charleston, SC – February 18, 2010 - The Charleston Digital Corridor will host its fourth annual iFive:k on April 22, 2010 at 6:30pm. This year's event will continue offering runners, walkers and shufflers the popular scenic race route, custom race t-shirts, cool prizes, team opportunities to vie for the coveted "Bragging Rights Trophy" and the much anticipated after-party at the Charleston Maritime Center on the harbor.

Fitness enthusiasts, entrepreneurs and visitors will enjoy more this spring. The post-race celebration has its first Entertainment Sponsor – Digital Corridor member, PeopleMatter. The PeopleMatter Band will perform live starting at 6:45pm. "We're thrilled with our festive role as post-race entertainers. Along with running shoes, we hope people bring their dancing shoes," said Nate DaPore, PeopleMatter CEO.

The i5k's Wellness Sponsor, eGroup, will host three training sessions prior to April 22nd. Karl Walsh, 2009's overall i5k winner (with a time of 16:18), will lead the first session on March 10, 2010 at 6:00pm. Each session is limited to 15 people and will start at the Flagship. Details will follow in the i5k Newsletter or email race director, Kimberly Taylor, for more information.

"eGroup is thrilled to be participating as the Wellness Sponsor for this year's iFive:k," said Marketing Director, Liz Wilmes. "Teaming up with the Digital Corridor to host the evening training runs is a natural extension of our efforts to promote healthy and active lifestyles among our own employees, while supporting a top notch race that we look forward to being a part of each year," she added.

"By partnering with key stakeholders to sponsor the i5k, participants will continue experiencing a high caliber event while the unique experience serves as a morale booster, encourage wellness and foster relationships in the Charleston community," stated Taylor. The race is made possible by event Sponsors, including: Creative Sponsor, Slant Media; Marketing Sponsor, Workplace Benefits; Print Sponsor, Knight Press; Innovators Sponsor, ECPI College of Technology and the City of Charleston.

The 2010 iFive:k is limited to 900 participants and is open to individuals and teams of two, six and ten. To register for this event, visit the iFive:k website. The i5k 'early adopter' sponsors also include, Comcast Business Solutions, MarshallWalker.com, Young Clement Rivers, LLP, Crescent Interior Solutions, Skatell Jewelers, MUSC Foundation for Research and Development, East Coast Apparel, Surya Biofertilizers, Colliers Keenan, TriSports, and EcoFitness.

About the Charleston Digital Corridor

The Digital Corridor is a creative effort to attract, nurture and promote Charleston's knowledge economy through a combination of technology enabled initiatives and business incentives, private business support and member-driven programming. To learn more, Charleston Digital Corridor.com

Media Contact:

Ernest G. Andrade