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Our 3rd Annual Run for Hunger is March 24, 2018!

The Third Annual Sandalwood Run for Hunger will be held again on Hilton Head Island on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 8:30 am.

The Sandalwood Community Food Pantry is thrilled to again be partnering with our Title Sponsor, The South Carolina Aquarium and Palmetto Running Company on this KICKOFF to SPRING event (Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 8:30 am), which will benefit our neighbors in need living in our Hilton Head Island community. Register at sandalwoodrunforhunger.com or RunSignUp.com

We will return to the historic Mitchelville Freedom Park as the location for our 5K,10K Run/Walk — this is an awesome course combining roads, trails and beach.   This year we are adding a ‘pup run’ for those participants who bring their dog!

We are making great progress on our building fund initiative and having a pantry home we can call our own — the proceeds from the Run for Hunger fund will again go directly to this initiative. Your participation will help make possible Sandalwood Community Food Pantry’s continued support of families in need for many years to come.

Thank you for supporting The Annual Sandalwood Run for Hunger!

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.

*This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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Come Join Us!

Come and join us for this wonderful opportunity to participate in a fun event that supports a special cause on Hilton Head!

The second Annual Sandalwood Run for Hunger hosted by Sandalwood Community Food Pantry and Palmetto Running Company (PRC) will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2017! at 8:30 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***