April 9, 2012

Innovators 'Race' To Sign Up For Annual 5k

Charleston Digital Corridor Release

Digital Corridor and Comcast Business Class? 6th Annual iFive:K Sells Out

**CHARLESTON, S.C. – April 9, 2012 **– SPARC, Blue Acorn, O-Matic Software, Telogical Systems and Google are just a handful of the more than 25 local, technology-based companies who will participate at the Digital Corridor and Comcast Business Class' 6th Annual Innovator's 5k (iFive:K) on April 19th at 6:00 PM. The iFive:K, which allows participants to 'Run, Walk or Shuffle' through historic Charleston, has sold out of its 750 registrations in record time. "Due to the unprecedented interest in the 2012 iFive:K , we will consider increasing the number of registrations for the 2013 event," said Digital Corridor Race Director, Amy Lawrence.

Dubbed spring's top tech networking event, businesses compete to win the "Bragging Rights" trophy for the fastest company and the PeopleMatter SPIRIT award for the most "engaging" team. There are over 75 teams registered for the 2012 iFive:K.

"As Charleston's knowledge economy grows, companies increasingly recognize the importance of team building and company culture," said Ernest Andrade, Charleston Digital Corridor director. "The iFive:K and the BoomTown post-race celebration provide a unique setting for informal networking that is becoming the hallmark of Charleston's entrepreneurial community."


**About the iFive:K
**The iFive:K benefits the Charleston Digital Corridor Scholarship Fund which supports the Digital Corridor's comprehensive workforce development strategy. The Digital Corridor Scholarship Fund was created to educate tomorrow's innovators by providing scholarships, internships and other relevant workforce development initiatives. For additional information on the iFive:K, please visit www.ifivek.com.

_2012 iFive:K sponsors include: Comcast Business Class, BoomTown, Knight Printing and Graphics, Slant Media, ECPI University, Taco Boy, eGroup, PeopleMatter, The Bridge 105.5, The Foot Store, Google, Step Ahead, Inc., Benefitfocus, SPARC, Skatell's, East Coast Apparel and Promotions, McSwain Hiott, Clambank Construction, and the City of Charleston. _

**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, visit www.CharlestonDigitalCorridor.com.

**Media Contact: **
Ernest G. Andrade