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Here We Go!

  

The Second Annual Sandalwood Run for Hunger will be held again on Hilton Head Island on Saturday, March 25, 2017. We invite you to participate in this exciting opportunity as a sponsor!

  
The Sandalwood Community Food Pantry is again partnering with Palmetto Running Company on our 2nd Annual event, which will benefit our neighbors in need living right here in our Hilton Head Island community.
As we did for our first event, we plan extensive promotion and a great turnout of participants, friends and supporters of our Pantry as well as Island visitors. We will return to historic Mitchelville Freedom Park, also known as the Fish Haul Creek Park, as the location for our 5K/10 K. Race participants had many positive comments on this unique course which combines road, trails and beach.  

Our first event was a big success reflected in the highlights below:

• 276 registered participants
• 50 ran the 10K & 226 ran or walked the 5K
• Participants came from Norway, Canada & 18 states incl. CA, CO, TN, IN, NJ, MI, OH
• 52% from Beaufort County — 48% were visitors!
• youngest participant 8 years old to oldest 80 — 60% F / 40% M
• We heard some great feedback including: ‘awesome course’, ‘wonderfully well run event with great volunteer support’ & ‘all for a special cause’.  

Last year we raised $11,000 and our goal this year is $20,000+! Your sponsorship will go towards Sandalwood Community Food Pantry’s building fund as we move closer to our vision of having a place we can call our own!

  
This fund will help to ensure our long-term, continued support for the hundreds of families we serve in our Hilton Head Island Community.

The Annual Sandalwood Run for Hunger

5K & 10K Races – Walkers Welcome!

The first Annual Sandalwood Run for Hunger is coming to Hilton Head Island on Saturday, March 26, 2016!  The Sandalwood Community Food Pantry* is partnering with Palmetto Running Company on our first Annual event that will benefit our neighbors in need living right here in our Hilton Head community.

We anticipate a great turnout of participants, friends and supporters of our Pantry as well as Island visitors, at this memorable event.  Mitchelville Freedom Park, also known as the Fish Haul Creek Park, is a unique property that is undergoing a transformation designed to properly honor the site’s significant, historic roots. As the original location of one of the first freed slave communities in the country, and currently serving as a haven for migrating and permanent shorebirds, this Run for Hunger will surely be enjoyed by many over the Easter holiday weekend.

For more details about the race, please click here and view our Registration page!

*This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

For info on packet pick up, parking, our awesome post-race party, raffle prizes and more, download the
Sandalwood Run For Hunger FLYER!

Come Join Us!

Come and join us for this wonderful opportunity to participate in a fun event that supports a special cause in Hilton Head over the Easter weekend Holiday!

The Annual Sandalwood Run for Hunger hosted by Sandalwood Community Food Pantry and Palmetto Running Company (PRC) will be held on March 26, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. at Fish Haul Park in the Mitchelville area.

Walkers are welcome!

The Annual Sandalwood Run for Hunger will be professionally timed by:

Palmetto Running Company Logo - Hilton Head 5k & 10K Run - Sandalwood Run for Hunger!

Race Map - Hilton Head 5k & 10K Run - Sandalwood Run for Hunger!

Course route (5K)

  • Start of the race is on Beach City road across from Fish Haul Park south on Beach City Rd. to Fish Hall Road
  • Right on Fish Haul
  • Continue on Fish Haul road past Mile Marker 1 and as FH turns right towards Mitchelville Road
  • Right on Mitchelville road & continue past Baygall road (crossing street) and past the ball fields then make a left onto the running path/trail
  • Mile Marker 2 & Water station manned w/several volunteers
  • Continue on trail parallel to the soccer fields
  • Take a right on the boardwalk to Mitchelville Beach park
  • Make a left on the trail head to the beach
  • Make a right on the beach & continue for about a 1/4 mile
  • Make a right onto the trail through the woods and exit in the parking lot
  • Course ends at the finish line in the Fish Haul Park parking lot

***10K runners repeat course***