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What a Success!

The first Annual Sandalwood Run For Hunger is completed and it was a tremendous success! Our humble and sincere gratitude to all of those involved, from our incredible runners/walkers to our sponsors to our volunteers!

Run for Hunger Highlights:

  • * 276 registered participants (including 40+ from sponsors and your teams, families)
  • * 50 ran the 10K & 226 ran or walked the 5K – also 27 newly registered participants joined us Saturday a.m. ….including several families visiting HH who told us they’d be checking into their hotel or condo later on Saturday –pretty cool they came early to be a part of our event!
  • * 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’.
  • Also some things we can do better, eg. start the band earlier so everyone can enjoy –we’ve already discussed that with Deas Guyz and we’ll be sure to do that next year!
  • * Net proceeds: $10K+ which will go towards the Sandalwood building fund –resulting in a positive impact on the lives of our neighbors in need!
  • ** Saturday 3/25/17 – hold the date for the 2nd Annual Sandalwood Run for Hunger! (We avoided Easter weekend next year since it conflicts with the Heritage golf tournament)

Our objective is to make our special event bigger & better next year!

We have several ideas & thank you for your suggestions!

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***