JI Strong - Austin Howard Memorial Run, Second Annual 5k

Event Date

Sun, Dec 21, 2014


Charleston, SC

About This Activity

In order to remember and celebrate the life of my twin brother, Austin Howard, who passed away in a tragic car accident in December of 2012, I created a Memorial Run in his honor last year.

This year, however, we have decided to expand upon Austin’s memorial run to recognize other local loved ones who have also left this world in an untimely manner. It is our hope that the JI community will come together in remembrance of the loved ones we have lost.

"A Family Together, an Island United."

We are #JIStrong.

Race Details:

The race will take place on Sunday, December 21, 2014.  The course will begin at James Island Charter High School, 1000 Fort Johnson Road. Runners/walkers will be led through various neighborhoods towards the finish line at the scenic Sunrise Park on James Island, 640 Wampler Drive. 

All proceeds are charitable and will be donated to the Lowcountry Open Land Trust. http://www.lolt.org/

Event details and schedule

Event schedule:

  • Registration/check-in: 9:45-10:45 AM
  • Race Start time: 11:00 AM

Course Info: 

  • Start line: 1000 Fort Johnson Road
  • Finish line: Sunrise Park, 640 Wampler Drive 


  • The planners advise that participants rely on carpool methods in order to get trasported back to their vehicles after the race.

What to wear:

  • Runners are encouraged to dress in the theme of "Predator (Hunter) vs. Prey (Duck)." 
  • Note: The best-dressed hunter and duck will receive a prize!

This race will take place rain or shine!  

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