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Revolutionary Run Half Marathon takes runners through Camden

Posted: September 12, 2017 1:11 p.m.
Updated: September 12, 2017 1:00 a.m.

The Historic Camden Foundation will host the inaugural Revolutionary Run Half Marathon on Saturday, Sept. 23 at Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site. 

The site is located at 222 Broad Street in Camden.

The half marathon starts at 7:30 a.m. from Historic Camden and has a four-hour time limit.

The Revolutionary Run Half Marathon course includes nearly 50 of Camden’s historic properties and sites, such as the Bethesda Presbyterian Church, considered one of Robert Mills’ architectural masterpieces.

Registration is $65 per runner who signs up through Friday, Sept. 22. Runners registering the day of the race will be charged $75 to enter. Runners may register online at the Revolutionary Run event page at www.historiccamden.org.

Historic Camden will host a Happy Hour at McCaa’s Tavern for packet pick-up from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. There will have live music, catered food, beer for sale, and a mini-tour of the Kershaw-Cornwallis House. The event will be open to the public for $5, or free for runners.

At the conclusion of the run, there will be a post-race party at E. Clarkson Rhame City Arena in Camden.

  The 13.1-mile race has already seen better than average registration rates with runners coming from all over the tri-state area.

 “This is an exciting new event and there are so many ways for the community to get involved,” said Halie Brazier, executive director at Historic Camden. “You do not want to miss being a part of it.”

Race director Phil Elliott says a training group that includes runners from all over the Columbia Metro area has already begun weekly Saturday morning runs in town. 

“You’re going to see a lot more folks in town, trying out parts of the race course as they prepare for the Revolutionary Run,” Elliot explained. “This event is bringing a lot of attention to Camden, among the running community.”

Brazier gave special thanks to businesses and organizations who have already committed their support, including the City of Camden, Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina, Graham Realty, Van Horn Insurance, Aberdeen Catery, First Palmetto Bank, Merrill Lynch, NBSC, Kershaw Health and media sponsor Camden Media Group.

Brazier added that proceeds from this event will go toward Historic Camden’s maintenance, preservation, and management of the organization’s 107 acres of historic structures and the recently-acquired 476-acre Camden Battlefield and Longleaf Pine Preserve, 8 miles north of the city. 

For more information about “historic” event, please call race headquarters at Historic Camden at (803) 432-9841 or email halie@historiccamden.org. Volunteers are also needed on race day, at crossings and turns, water stations and at the finish line. Volunteers are the key to making this race safe and enjoyable to those running. 

Follow all race developments on Facebook @revrunsc. 

Historic Camden Foundation is a private 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to preserving, protecting, and celebrating Camden’s extraordinary Revolutionary War and Colonial history. Historic Camden’s holdings are comprised of a 107-acre site south of town that was the original Colonial town of Camden, as well as 476 acres of the core battlefield of the 1780 Battle of Camden. 

Historic Camden offers tours, educational programming, events, rentals, and natural resources on both sites. Learn more at www.historiccamden.org.

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