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    Established in May 1976, the Beaufort Track Club returns with renewed vigor, proudly sponsored by Grounded Running, and once again certified by the USA Track and Field Association. Join us for our weekly meetups on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings. Check out our full schedule at the bottom of this page.

    Our mission remains steadfast: to foster a culture of running and well-being throughout Beaufort, South Carolina. Whether you're a seasoned marathoner or taking your first steps towards fitness, we're here to support you in achieving your personal goals.

    As a sanctioned member of the USA Track & Field Association (member number: 55-0366), our group runs are free and inclusive to participants of all abilities. However, we advise consulting with a medical professional before embarking on any new exercise regimen. Let's continue the legacy together!

    What's Happening in Beaufort!!!

    Upcoming Events
    5 Points
    Sep 28th 08:00 AM EDT
    Race 4 Love 5k
    Race Website Additional race information can be found at https://www.race4love.com/. Place Cat Island, Beaufort 29907 Beaufort, SC US 29901 Description The 5K course is flat and quick, and offers a pleasant trip through the scenic neighborhoods of Cat Island, Beaufort. Marshals will guide you to the registration and parking areas near the tennis courts. It’s about 2.8 miles from the turn off of Lady’s Island Drive to the event site. Keep going until you see our marshals and event signs! Click below on the course map icon for a printable version of the map itself.  Rain or shine, no refunds will be given. In the event that Covid-19 restrictions do not allow an in-person event, all participants will be transferred to a Virtual Hopeful Horizons' Race4Love & Walk4Love.  Packet Pick-up: Grounded Running 2139 Boundary Street, Unit 108 Beaufort, SC 29902 Hopeful Horizons, 10 Pinkney Colony Road, Suite 101, Bluffton SC 29909 Hopeful Horizons is a Children’s Advocacy, Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center. Together, we create safer communities by changing the culture of violence and offering a path to healing. We provide safety, hope and healing to survivors of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault through evidence-based practices and lead in ending abuse through primary prevention and education.
    5 Points
    Oct 5th 08:00 AM EDT
    Run Forrest Run 5K
    Grab your running shoes and your best Forrest Gump attire - it's Shrimp Season in the Lowcountry! That means it's time for the Beaufort Shrimp Festival’s annual Run Forrest Run 5k. After all, nobody knows shrimp more than Forrest and Bubba. Race through iconic movie locations to make Lowcountry history. Feel the ocean breeze in your poncho as you compete over Woods Memorial Bridge. Take your photo with a Forrest Gump impersonator at the Start / Finish line. First, Second and Third Place runners will receive the coveted Run Forrest Run 5K medals both for winners of each age division and overall placers. We encourage participants to get groovy with themed costumes and unique outfits. Bring your favorite characters to life as you race towards shrimp glory. May the best Forrest win!  The race begins October 5th, 2024 at 8:00 am on Bay at NewCastle Street (in front of the Best Western). The course is USATF Certified SC18010DW (Exp: 12/31/28) and timed by Grounded Running. Run, Forrest, Run!  REGISTRATION FEES:  Pre-registration (Prior to 9/1/24): $40   Regular registration (9/1/24 - 10/5/24): $45 Late registration (10/4/24 - 10/5/24): $50  SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: Fri, Oct. 4 RACE PACKET PICK-UP / LATE REGISTRATION TIME 1 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Grounded Running Pre-registered runners may pick up their race packets including race bibs and t-shirts on Friday, October 4 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Grounded Running (2139 Boundary St Unit 108, Beaufort, SC 29902). **ATTN: Please note that Grounded Running will not have race packets or t-shirts available on-site any date or time other than that specified above. They are the race timer, not the organizers of the race.  ***If you are not planning on picking up your packet until the day of the race, please note the location of packet pickup is the start/finish line of the race (not Grounded Running). Ensure you arrive with plenty of time to stand in line as registration will close promptly at 7:45am to keep the start of the race start on-time.  Sat, Oct. 5 DAY OF PACKET PICK UP / LATE REGISTRATION TIME 2 7 - 7:45a.m. Start / Finish Line of Race (on Bay Street in-between the Marina and Best Western - NOT GROUNDED RUNNING). For runners that have not pre-registered, registration will be available on the day of the race Saturday, October 5th from 7 - 7:45am at the start/finish line of the race (on Bay Street in-between the Marina and Best Western). Pre-registered runners may also pick up their packets at this time at the start/finish line if they have not already done so. Registration / Packet Pick Up will close promptly at 7:45am to ensure the race begins on-time.  8a.m. Sharp Race Start PARKING: The morning of the event, the Marina parking lot will be blocked off for Shrimp Festival vendors only. Parking is first come first serve and is both metered on-street and several paid parking lots scattered throughout the city. Some good options include the Library Lot, Port Republic Square Parking Lot, or anywhere from Craven Street up to Bay Street. We recommend car pooling when possible if attending the race with other participants. Check out the Park Beaufort site to get directions to any of the parking spaces within walking distance to the race start line at 1006 Bay St, Beaufort, SC 29902. DIRECTIONS: The race start/finish line is on Bay Street in-between the Marina and Best Western. The closest address reference point for your GPS is the downtown marina parking lot: 1006 Bay St, Beaufort, SC 29902. You'll want to make sure to plan out parking in advance as traffic is to be expected with the bridge blocked off for the race. Check Park Beaufort to plan out your parking.  T-SHIRT GIVEAWAY:  If you've previously registered for our race in past years, please note we've had a change to our t-shirt vendor and will no longer be sending out links to order the swag on a separate site. Instead, the Race Registration page now includes the option to select your size. Your t-shirt will be available for pick-up the day before the race during Race Packet Pick-up or day of the race at the Start / Finish line. Please complete your registration by September 1, 2024 in order to qualify for a FREE race shirt. We cannot guarantee availability of your size preference for any registrations made after that date. Color and pattern of shirt may slightly vary from image mockup.  AWARDS: Top 3 overall male & female awards as well as age groups awarded to top 3 male & female: 8-12, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+. The race is open for runners and walkers of all abilities. The awards ceremony will begin immediately following the race. Virtual 5K participants are not eligible for trophy awards as they are self-timed.  CHARITY: The proceeds for this race go to support the Beaufort Digital Corridor Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The Beaufort Digital Corridor Foundation is committed to advancing economic growth and social equity in our community by providing accessible educational pathways and opportunities for individuals to upskill and thrive in high-wage tech jobs. Our purpose is to empower individuals from all backgrounds to pursue careers in technology, fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce that drives innovation and prosperity in Beaufort and beyond.
    5 Points
    Oct 12th 08:00 AM EDT
    Flying Frog 5k
    Come run this unique race ON the runway at beautiful Beaufort Executive Airport. This fast, flat course is USATF certified and takes you around the hangars, down the runway, and up the taxiway. Pre-registration (Starts 5/1/24): $40   Regular registration (8/1/24 - 9/30/24): $45 (NO REFUNDS AFTER 9/30/24) Late registration (10/1/24 - 10/12/24): $50  Packet pickup will be available at Beaufort Executive Airport on Friday, October 11, 2024, between 0900 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.  Please note that T-shirts and sizes are not guaranteed for registrations after September 1, 2024.  Race Day registration/packet pick up: For runners that have not pre-registered, registration will be available on the day of the race from 7:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. for $50.00.  Pre-registered runners may also pick up their packets at this time if they have not already done so. Race Day Registration / Packet Pick Up will close promptly at 7:45 am to ensure the race begins on-time.  Awards:  Age Group Award Medals will be given to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place Male and Female finishers overall and in each age group. Finisher Medals will be awarded to every participant who completes the race. Walkers and strollers are welcome. T-shirts are included in advance registration (and as supplies last on race day registration).
    25 Points
    Oct 19th 08:00 AM EDT
    Delirium Ultra 24 Hour Endurance Race
    Prepare to be engulfed by the gravitational pull of the 2024 Delirium Ultra, marking our triumphant return for the 12th year and third year on our new course on Lady's Island. Originating in 2011, the Delirium Ultra has traversed various locales, including Bluffton, Ridgeland, Habersham, before settling in its permanent home in Beaufort, SC. We extend our deepest gratitude to the Mitchell Family for graciously hosting us on their picturesque farm. As you navigate the 1.65-mile loop adorned in your most captivating black hole-themed Halloween costume, immerse yourself in the cosmic allure of the event. The Delirium Ultra presents three challenges: 6, 12, and 24-hour races, where the ultimate victors are those who log the greatest number of miles. Join us for the Lt Dank Sophisticated Beer (BYOB) at 7:30pm Friday evening, and embark on this cosmic odyssey. Location: The 2024 Delirium Ultra will unfold on Lady’s Island, SC, a hidden gem veiled in mystery. Navigate to 206 Springfield Rd and follow the Delirium signs to the designated parking area, then let the cosmic journey begin. When: Races commence promptly at 8:00am on Saturday, October 19, 2024. The 6-hour race concludes at 2:00pm, the 12-hour at 8:00pm, and the 24-hour epic adventure culminates at 8:00am on Sunday morning. Racers must check-in by 7:00am Saturday, with pre-race announcements at 7:45am. Aid Station: Sustain your cosmic voyage with an array of celestial provisions at our single aid station, offering hydration, nutrition, and sustenance throughout the event. You will not go hungry! Our single aid station will offer the following items: water, Tailwind, dark and light soft drinks, oranges, bananas, typical sweet & salty ultra-snacks, Spring Nutrition, chicken noodle soup, burgers and pizza and other hot foods throughout the night. If you have any special requirements from a nutrition standpoint, we ask that you bring those items with you. 11:00am Grilled Cheese and other hot sandwiches 4:00pm Hamburgers (Like the kind made of animals) 9:00pm Pizza 10:00pm Chicken Noodle Soup – throughout the evening. Night Running: As darkness descends, illuminate your path with a headlamp or handheld light, essential for runners in the 12 and 24-hour races. Race Staging and Camping: Explore our cosmic campground, set alongside the course for easy access. Staging areas are available for runners to recharge and prepare for the next lap. The parking area is not adjacent to the camping area so please plan accordingly! Awards: Conquer the cosmic challenge to earn our coveted finisher's medal and Delirium Ultra belt buckle for those achieving 100 miles or more in the 24-hour race. Top performers in each category will be rewarded with epic trophies and Hoka shoes, courtesy of Grounded Running. Bib – Chip Timing: Ensure your journey is documented with chip timing technology. Bibs must be visible throughout the event to track your cosmic progress accurately. LIVE results will be available upon coorporation with the stars and the sky. If not, enjoy your journey and share your triumph with your friends and family when you complete your journey. Packet Pick Up: Prepare for your journey at packet pick up on Friday, October 18, 2024, or on race day between 6:00-7:00am for a prompt start at 8:00am. Parking: Align your cosmic coordinates with designated parking areas, ensuring seamless access to this cosmic convergence. Let the Delirium Ultra transport you to the outer realms of endurance, community, and cosmic triumph!
    5 Points
    Nov 2nd 08:00 AM EDT
    Swing Bridge 5k
    The Swing Bridge Run will be on Saturday, November 2nd, 2024. Join Holy Trinity Classical Christian School in cooperation with the City of Beaufort for a 5K Run and All Ages Bridge Walk through historic downtown Beaufort and across the Woods bridge on a USATF certified 5k course. The Swing Bridge Run is part of a the Beaufort Triple Crown, a three 5k race series. Participants who register for the Beaufort Triple Crown and complete all three races will be eligible for special series awards for best combined time. The registration bundle is only available until October 5th, 2024. Don't like to run? Support our event by registering as a walker. Registered Walkers will not be timed and will turn around at the end of the bridge before Meridian Road. Registered Walkers will receive a t-shirt with registration. T-shirts must be picked up at packet pickup - but will not be issued a race bib.  The race will be preceded by a Sunrise Prayer Gathering at 7:15 am under the pavilion at the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park where all are invited to join. Please bring a chair or a blanket to sit on and join us as we pray for the students and families of our Beaufort community, as well as for Holy Trinity's sister school Good Shepherd Academy in South Sudan.  Please contact info@swingbridge5k.com for any Swing Bridge Run questions. Pre Race Prep: Race packet, hoodie and t-shirt pick-up will be held on Friday, November 1st from 10am until 5pm at Grounded Running. We will also have race bib pick-up, hoodie and t-shirt available on race day starting at 7am.  Race day registration will be available on Saturday, November 2nd from 7:15am-7:45am in downtown Beaufort  T Shirts and Merchandise: All Registered 5k runners & Registered Walkers will receive a 2024 SBR T-Shirt To ensure the size you desire, please register early. We cannot guarantee your size preference for any participant that registers AFTER OCTOBER 18TH Swing Bridge Run Hoodies are available for purchase until October 18th and can be picked up Friday, November 1st from 10am until 5pm at Grounded Running or at the race on Saturday. Due to the size of the race. All shirts and hoodies MUST BE PICKED UP at packet pickup or on race day. Any hoodies or shirts not picked up by the end of the race will be made available for re-sale. NO EXCEPTIONS and NO DELIVERIES!!  Day of Schedule: 7:15-7:45 am: Sunrise Community Prayer Gathering * Chairs will not be provided for this service so please bring a chair or blanket to sit on.  7:00-7:45 am: Day of Race Packet Pickup and Race Day Registration 8:00 am: 5K Start 8:20 am: All Ages Bridge walk starts, walkers fall in behind runners. 8:45 am: Award Ceremony 9:00 am: Enjoy your morning in downtown Beaufort  Additional Info: Event is dog friendly and stroller friendly - please fall in the back of the line behind the runners No bicycles please 5K Course: Start/finish line at Freedom Mall down Bay Street cross Woods Memorial Bridge to Lady's Island down Meridian Rd to Youmans Drive and double back on same route to Freedom Mall. Race Day Awards 5k Run: Top 3 overall male & female awards as well as age groups awarded to top 3 male & female: 8-12, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+. The race is open for runners and walkers of all abilities. The awards ceremony will begin immediately following the race. 
    5 Points
    Nov 28th 08:00 AM EDT
    Turkey Trot 5k
    Online Registration for the Beaufort Turkey Trot is open!  You can register in person at packet pickup. Packet pickup is Wednesday, 11/27/24, at Grounded Running at 2139 Boundary St Unit 108 from 10:15am -5:00pm and on Thursday morning at the park in front of the marina from 7am-7:30am. Thank you for your support of Habitat for Humanity of the Lowcountry and our mission to build affordable housing in Beaufort. Join Habitat for Humanity of the Lowcountry for a FUN 5K Race on Thanksgiving morning in Downtown Beaufort.  Starting at 8am on Thursday November 28, 2024, at Bay & Newcastle streets (in front of the Best Western).  Run through historic downtown Beaufort and across the famous Woods Memorial Bridge following a certified 5K course.  Packet pickup will be available at Grounded Running located at 2139 Boundary Street, Ste 108 Beaufort, SC 29902 on Wednesday, November 27th from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.  Please note that T-shirts and sizes are not guaranteed for registrations after 11/1/2024.    Race Day registration/packet pick up: For runners that have not pre-registered, registration will be available on the day of the race from 7:00 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. for $50.00.  Pre-registered runners may also pick up their packets at this time if they have not already done so. Registration / Packet Pick Up will close promptly at 7:45 am to ensure the race begins on-time.     Age categories:  under 12, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+ Prizes awarded to overall top three male and female and top three male and female in age divisions.   Awards are for in-person participants only.  We will determine closer to the race if awards will be presented in person.  If this is the case, we will start awards PROMPTLY at 8:45am.   Event is pet and stroller friendly.  Flexi-type leashes will not be allowed at the event.  Please have pets on a standard 4-6ft lead.  Course:  The race start/finish line is on Bay Street in-between the Marina and Best Western at Freedom Mall.  Run down Bay Street and across Woods Memorial Bridge to Lady's Island.  Turn Right at Meridian Rd and run down to Youmans Drive and double back the same route to Freedom Mall.  Parking:  The closest address reference point for your GPS is the downtown marina parking lot: 1006 Bay St, Beaufort, SC 29902. You'll want to make sure to plan out parking in advance as traffic is to be expected with the bridge blocked off for the race. Check Park Beaufort to plan out your parking.  Please note that registration for this event and shipping fees are NOT REFUNDABLE.  If we are unable to host an in person/live race, we will transfer to a virtual format.

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