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Elle Brewer is a senior at the College of Charleston studying Communication with a concentration in Media Studies and minor in Studio Art. The Knoxville, TN native is a huge Tennessee fan and loves college football and basketball. As a member of the cross-country and track-and-field teams at the College of Charleston, Elle spends a lot of her time running. She also enjoys doing yoga, reading, volunteering in the community, and going to Dave Matthews Band concerts. She loves being outdoors and going to the farmers market and the beach on the weekends. Elle has lived in downtown Charleston for three years and enjoys the city life.

Green And Lean 5k To Benefit Keep Charleston Beautiful

Photo Credit:  Green and Lean 5k

(Photo Credit: Green and Lean 5k)

The City of Charleston and Friends of Keep Charleston Beautiful are set to host the 8th annual Green and Lean 5k Run/Walk.  The family-friendly event raises funds and awareness for two local non-profits – Keep Charleston Beautiful and The Friends of Keep Charleston Beautiful – that educate our youth about how to improve their community through environmental action.

Keep Charleston Beautiful promotes the beautification of the City of Charleston through education, public awareness, and community involvement.  The organization offers litter prevention and waste responsibility educational programs, as well as public awareness campaigns, free of charge to the community.  Friends of Keep Charleston Beautiful works to secure funding and support for Keep Charleston Beautiful.  The race proceeds of the Green and Lean 5k Run/Walk will directly benefit both of these non-profit organizations.

Photo Credit: Green and Lean 5k

(Photo Credit: Green and Lean 5k)

The 5k race starts and ends at Brittlebank Park, followed by Clara’s 50-yard Tot Trot for children ages 2-5 years old.  This year there will be a quarter mile run for children ages 6-10, which will run alongside the 5k course and have its own finish line.  Don’t want to run or walk?  Be a volunteer.  Volunteers will help with registration, monitoring the race route, distributing water, and helping time the runners as they cross the finish line.

Strollers and leashed dogs are welcome to participate in the event.  Awards are given for the first stroller and first dog to cross the finish line.  Cash awards are given to the top male and female winners.  Also, participants and volunteers will have the opportunity to bid on a variety of goods and services from local Charleston vendors before and after the race.

WHEN:  Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 8 a.m.

WHERE:  
Brittlebank Park
Lockwood Blvd.
Charleston, SC 29403

REGISTRATION:
$20.00 for individuals
$10.00 for students – grade 12 and under – and Clara’s Tot Trot
$15.00 per person for team registration (5 or more)

All registrations received after May 29, 2013 are $25.00. Please click here to register.

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