Time: 18:00 PM
Charlestowne Road Race Services
1090 N Shadow Dr
Mt Pleasant, SC 29464
ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THE ALS H.O.P.E. RACE IS NOW CLOSED. Please join us at the IOP Fire Department on Saturday, September 21 to register for the event. We look forward to seeing you there!
This is the 13th Annual ALS H.O.P.E. 5K Beach Run/Walk. It will be held on the beach on the Isle of Palms, on Saturday night, September 21, 2013 at 6:00 PM. Packet pickup will take place Friday, Sept 20 at On the Run Store, 920 Houston Northcutt Blvd from Noon until 6:00 PM, and on Saturday afternoon from 4:00 PM until 5:30 PM at the Fire Station 30 JC long Blvd, Isle of Palms. All race proceeds will be donated to The ALS Association South Carolina Chapter ( www.scalsa.org ) to provide care and support for ALS patients living in South Carolina, as well as fund global, cutting edge research for a cure.
What is the ALS H.O.P.E. 5K Beach Run/Walk?
The ALS H.O.P.E. 5K Beach Run/Walk, better known as the “H.O.P.E. Race,” was started in 2001 by the Physical Therapy class at The Medical University of South Carolina. The Physical Therapy students passed down the event to the rising class each year until 2012 when the Occupation Therapy class of 2013 took on the event. The event is now hosted by The ALS Association South Carolina Chapter.
Each year, hundreds of walkers and runners gather on the beach in Isle of Palms to participate in this sanctioned race for ALS patients and their families to “Help Other People Endure.” The funds raised through the H.O.P.E. Race benefit The ALS Association South Carolina Chapter, fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
What is ALS?
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” currently afflicts more than 30,000 Americans, with a new person diagnosed every 90 minutes. ALS affects people all over the world with no racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic boundaries. It is a progressive disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. When ALS attacks, it stops muscles throughout the body from working and eventually leads to death. There is no known cause or cure for ALS.
The ALS Association - Our Mission
To lead the fight to cure and treat ALS through global, cutting-edge research, and to empower people with Lou Gehrig’s disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support.
Packet pickup will take place Friday, Sept 20 at On the Run Store, 920 Houston Northcutt Blvd from Noon until 6:00 PM, and on Saturday afternoon from 4:00 PM until 5:30 PM at the Fire Station 30 JC long Blvd, Isle of Palms.