March 18, 2010

Time is Running Out on the i5k?s Early Registration

Charleston Digital Corridor

Sign up for Charleston?s premier evening run event before April 1st

Charleston, SC – March 18, 2010 – Register before April 1st for the Charleston Digital Corridor's iFive:k, and capitalize on the early registration fee of $25. The i5k will be held on Thursday, April 22nd at 6:30pm. iFive:k participants will run/walk/shuffle through historic downtown Charleston and enjoy the post-race celebration at the Maritime Center with live entertainment from the PeopleMatter Band!

Want to get off to a running start? Charleston Digital Corridor member eGroup, is hosting a series of three Wellness Runs leading up to race day. At the first Wellness Run, held March 10th, an eager group of i5k registrants had the opportunity to train with last year's overall winner, Karl Walsh. The Wellness Runs offer participants the chance to run together through scenic downtown and a post-run "cool-down" while Mr. Walsh discusses training techniques.

"The Wellness Runs are a natural extension of the City of Charleston's effort to support and promote a healthy community," said Kimberly Taylor, Program Manager for the City of Charleston's Digital Corridor and i5k Race Director. "As a lead sponsor of the i5k, the City encourages employees to maintain a healthy lifestyle," she added. Future Wellness Runs will be held on Wednesday, March 31st and Wednesday, April 14th at 6pm, starting at the Flagship, 475A East Bay Street. This event is free, but participation is limited to 15 iFive:k registrants. Contact Kimberly Taylor for more details.

The i5k also features a team component! Enter in teams of two, six or ten and compete to have your company/team name on the iFive:k's "Bragging Rights" Trophy housed at the Digital Corridor's headquarters. Gather some friends and/or colleagues and challenge the 2009 Champions in the three categories: TrySports - "Double Duo;" Wharf Rats - "Six Pack;" and Seamon Whiteside & Associates - "Top Ten."

The Charleston Digital Corridor will donate a portion of the proceeds raised to the Burke Scholarship Fund. This donation will be earmarked for a student seeking higher education in a technology related field.