Registration Open for 19th Annual Race for the ARK

Registration is now open for the 19th annual Thrivent Financial Race for the ARK in Summerville. The race is scheduled for Saturday, August 25th at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church.

The ARK is a local nonprofit that provides comprehensive support services to families living with Alzheimer’s or related dementia. 

The race includes a 5K run/walk that starts at 7:45 am and 1-mile fun run that begins at 8:45 am.

“Each year this event grows bigger and bigger and we are so grateful to the community from the Lowcountry and beyond who join us to help the individuals and families dealing with Alzheimer’s and other related dementia,” Peg Lahmeyer, executive director of The ARK, said via a press release. “This event funds our programs in five area counties, including memory screenings, resource fairs, educational workshops, support groups and respite centers.”

In South Carolina, 86,000 people are living with Alzheimer’s and that number is estimated to rise to 120,000 by the year 2025. The state has the eighth highest Alzheimer's death rate in America and has seen a 122 percent increase in deaths since 2000.

Register before May 31st and save $5 with promo code ARKRUN18. Registration for the 5K run/walk is $35 with a T-shirt and $25 without a T-shirt. Register for the 1-mile fun run for $10 or $30 for a family of four (T-shirts are not included with the fun run registration). Day-of registration for the 5K is $40. Day-of registration for the 1-mile fun run is $15 or $35 for a family of four.

Awards will be given to the top three overall male and female winners as well as in several age groups. Plus, $100 will awarded to the first male and female to break the course records (15:40 male and 17:51 female).

For more information, visit the official website.

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