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21st Annual Race For The ARK

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August 22, 2020

7:00 am - 12:00 pm

St. Luke’s Fellowship Hall, 206 Central Ave, Summerville, SC 29483


Registration is now open for the 21st Annual McElveen Race for The ARK. The race is set for Saturday, August 22 in Downtown Summerville. The ARK provides comprehensive support services to families living with Alzheimer’s or related dementia. This race includes a 5K run/walk and 1-mile fun run – both races begin and end at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 206 Central Avenue in Summerville. The USATF-certified course winds through historic downtown Summerville. The 5K begins at 7:45 a.m. and the 1-mile fun run kicks off at 8:45 a.m. Awards will be given to the top three overall male and female winners as well as in several age groups. Plus, $100 will be awarded to the first male and female to break the course records (15:40 male and 17:51 female). Early Bird Registration Promo Code: ARKRUN20 Through Aug. 20, registration is $35 with T-shirt for the 5K run/walk and $25 for without T-shirt and $10 for the 1-mile fun run or $30 for a family of four (without T-shirts). Registration and packet pickup will be noon to 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 21, and from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. on race day in St. Luke's Fellowship Hall. During packet pickup and on race day, registration for the 5K is $40. For the 1-mile fun run, it’s $15 or $35 for a family of four (without T-shirts). Businesses can create teams of five or more as part of the Corporate Challenge. The winning team (combined best times) receives a hand-crafted traveling trophy to display at its business or organization for one year. The cost is $350 and the deadline is July 20. For more information on Corporate Team Challenge, Youth Team Challenge, and Sponsorship Opportunities contact Megan Severn at Register for the race online at For questions, call 843-471-1360