Virtual Run for South Carolina Native Trees

Sun, Jun 13
5:00 am - 11:00 pm
Virtual Run for South Carolina Native Trees
The Virtual Run for South Carolina Native Trees will act as a public fundraiser to acquire funds for the needed gardening supplies of the project so that 500 trees can be grown and planted principally in Beaufort County. From increased residential/commercial development as well as past hurricanes, coastal South Carolina has been losing many trees. The loss of trees has caused the displacement of animals often leading to road kill, poor air quality, destroyed habitats, and diminished natural beauty. In an effort to restore the lost trees, the Environmental Club at USCB is starting a tree planting initiative to have 500 South Carolina native trees planted by 2022. Some of the coastal native trees we are working with include:
1. Red Maple (Acer rubrum)
2. Redbud (Cercis canadensis)
3. Black Gum (Nyssa sylvatica)
4. Baldcypress (Taxodium distichum)
5. Eastern Red Cedar (Juniperus virginiana)
The run series will take place during the 10-day stretch from Friday, June 4th – Sunday, June 13th, 2021 and all races are virtual. On Day-1 (June 4th), all races will be set at 4:00 AM so that a race could be started. Available races include two traditional shorter distances (5K and 10K) and two ultramarathon distances (50K and 100M). For the ultramarathon challenges, although having the fastest time will win the event, runs do not need to be completed in one day. It is acceptable to divide miles between days for the specific run event, you can set your pace, and you can choose your favorite route. Runners will record overall time from the moment the race was started until the time the race was finished. The basic rules involve either running, walking, or hiking; however, no biking is allowed. Here are the available distances offered:
5K (3.1 miles)
10K (6.2 miles)
Ultramarathon 50K (31.1 miles)
Ultramarathon 100M (100 miles