RiverDogs to host 10th annual 'Run, Forrest, Run' 5K

CHARLESTON, S.C. (DOGS) - Fans of the Charleston RiverDogs may not be able to run forever like Forrest Gump, but they can lace up their running shoes and head to Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park for the 10th Annual "Run Forrest Run" 5K Race presented by Fleet Feet Sports on Saturday, May 25 at 4 p.m. before the RiverDogs game.

The course is TAC certified and features split times at each mile marker with chip timing for quick and accurate results.

The RiverDogs are taking on the Greenville Drive, South Atlantic League affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, in the game following the 5K Race. In honor of the victims of the recent bombing at the Boston Marathon, there will be a special Boston Strong logo placed on the race t-shirts.

Proceeds from the rain-or-shine event benefit both the MUSC Storm Eye Institute and One Fund, the charity set-up to benefit the Boston Marathon bombing victims.

"This race is fun for all ages and caters to every type of participant," said RiverDogs Special Events Director Melissa Azevedo. "Our 5K race begins in front of The Joe and finishes at home plate where runners are greeted by RiverDogs players and coaches."

Pre-registration (by May 23) cost for the race is $30, and includes a race packet, T-shirt, one ticket to that evening's RiverDogs game against the rival Greenville Drive (6:05 pm first pitch), an in-game awards ceremony and a post-race party with dinner provided by Bubba Gump Shrimp Company. Late registration and walk-up (after May 23) is $35. T-shirts are available while supplies last.

Additional game tickets are $7 each.

Registration forms are available online at or For more information, please contact Kristen Wolfe{} at 843/577-DOGS (3647).{}