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Daniel Island Happy Hour 5K (Thirsty Thursday Series)

Join us for our Thursday evening summer. We are bringing our quixotic racing style back to the island. Our Happy Hour 5K is a trail run along the waterfront and through the trees. The series will consist of 4 races, each with it's specially themed awards and post-race party. The post-race "Happy Hours" will rotate between 4 fantastic spots on Daniel Island. Pick your favorite or do the whole series to experience them all. New this year are 5 year age group awards, finisher medals, better prizes and even more surprises along the trail. There will also be overall series winners and an extra special celebration at the conclusion of the final race. In collaboration with the Daniel Island Farmers Market we are striving to bring a healthy and positive event to the community. Late registration and packet pick up will be at the Farmers Market and we encourage our runners to come early and enjoy the vendors! We look forward to seeing you for Happy Hour!
As with all OSR races, 80% of all proceeds go to the SC chapters of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation so come out to show your support for these great causes.

Thirsty Thursday 1:  Thursday, May 28 @ 6:30 PM (Agaves)
Thirsty Thursday 2:  Thursday, June 25 @ 6:30 PM (Vespa)
Thirsty Thursday 3:  Thursday, July 23 @ 6:30 PM (Wasabi)
Thirsty Thursday 4:  Thursday, August 27 @ 6:30 PM (Agaves)

Family Circle Cup Stadium
Seven Farms Drive
Daniel Island, SC 29492
The Daniel Island Happy Hour series is a one of a kind race series in Charleston. This Summer evening trail run will be a delightful experience for runners and walkers of all skill levels. The Daniel Island trail is packed dirt and perfect for a speedy 5K. Run the trail once for a unique experience or run the whole series in an attempt to better your 5K time by the end of the summer. We promise you will have fun and be rewarded for your efforts with an awesome post-race party.
Come enjoy live music and excellent vendors at the Daniel Island Farmers Market prior to the race! The start and finish are conveniently located just a short walk away from this excellent event. Come early to get your healthy veggies for the week then stay to run and party!!
This quixotic trail race series will be run on an accurate, measured, earthen trail. Each race will be timed. Overall and standard 5 year age group awards will be given at the conclusion of each race. There will also be overall series awards given at the final race. These overall awards will be based on the best 3 out of 4 cumulative races. Times will be averaged in order to determine the top 3 overall M/F winners.
The post-race refreshments will consist of standard race fare (bagels, fruit, water and Gatorade) immediately at the finish. For the award ceremonies and post-race festivities we will head to Happy Hour. Each week the Happy Hour will be held at a different Daniel Island establishment and the awards will reflect the theme of the host. You won't want to miss this revolving Happy Hour post-race experience!
We are looking for local businesses to sponsor the series! If you are interested please contact us HERE
Want to enjoy Happy Hour, but don't want to run or walk? Volunteer with us! You will still enjoy the post-race party and the beautiful scenery of Daniel Island and be offered a free race entry into a future OSR run of your choice (excluding Mayday).
Sign up HERE

Single race registration:
Registration includes single race entry of your choice, race item, and post-race refreshments. Series T-shirt purchase is optional.
$20 Early/Online registration (available through Tuesday at midnight the week of each race)
$30 Late registration (available at packet pick up and on race day)
Series registration:
Registration includes entry into all 4 races, race items, and post-race refreshments. Sign up for the series and run 4 for the price of 3!!!
$60 w/out T-shirt
$75 w/ T-shirt (available online before May 28 at midnight)
T-shirts will be available for purchase at packet pick-up for $15
Early packet pick up/race day registration:
Thursdays prior to each race from 12-2 PM @ that weeks Happy Hour host
Late packet pick up/race day registration:
Race day 3:30-6 PM @ Daniel Island Farmers Market
We will have a booth at the end of the market, closest to the Stadium.
Race parking is available along Seven Farms Drive and in the Valet parking area of the Family Circle Cup Stadium. There is plenty of parking near the start/finish line. The post-race parties are all within easy walking distance OR you may choose to move your vehicle to the parking lot of that weeks designated Happy Hour after the race.
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Thirsty Thursday 2

Thirsty Thursday 3

Will be posted shortly after the race. Be sure to smile for the camera! :)