April 12, 2010

Charleston?s Premier Spring Event, the iFive:K, is Less Than Two Weeks Away

Digital Corridor Release

The Digital Corridor?s i5k will be held on April 22nd, 2010

Charleston, SC – April 12, 2010 – 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! The Bridge 105.5 will broadcast near the start line to get participants energized.

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 and second training sessions, 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. The final session will be held on 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.


_About the _Charleston__Digital Corridor
The Digital Corridor is a creative effort to attract, nurture and promote Charleston's knowledge economy. This is accomplished through a combination of technology-enabled initiatives and business incentives, private business support and member-driven programming. For more information, visit www.charlestondigitalcorridor.com.

Ernest G. Andrade
t: 843-724-3773