June 25, 2024

The Beaufort Digital Corridor Announces Its Run Forrest Run 5K Returns for the Fourth Year

Angela Coxe

Lace Up for Tech and Fitness!

The Beaufort Digital Corridor (BDC) is excited to announce that its annual fundraiser, the Run Forrest Run 5K, returns on October 5th, 2024. Captivating Forrest Gump fans and avid runners alike, this is the race's fourth year opening the famous Woods Memorial Bridge to all who, like Forrest, just feel like running. Registration is now open, and EARLY BIRD TICKETS are selling quickly.

The Run Forrest Run 5K leads runners through beautiful, historic Downtown Beaufort. The race, which begins on Bay Street, takes racers over the same iconic bridge Gump treks across in the Forrest Gump movie. This family-friendly event welcomes runners, walkers, pets, and children of all ages to participate. All attending are encouraged to don their best Forrest Gump getup and race to the finish line in hopes of claiming the Fastest Forrest Award.

The Run Forrest Run 5K serves as the BDC's grandest fundraiser. All proceeds support programs that provide accessible educational pathways and opportunities for individuals to upskill and thrive in high-wage tech jobs. Last year, the race drew in just over 500 runners from across the Lowcountry and neighboring states. The Corridor hopes to surpass those numbers this year to support its new charitable foundation. Additionally, those interested in supporting our mission further can give a tax-deductible donation to the Beaufort Digital Corridor Foundation (BDCF) which is the new 501(c)(3) arm of the BDC. The BDCF is dedicated to advancing economic growth and social equity by empowering individuals from all backgrounds to pursue careers in technology. DonateĀ HERE to support this mission.

Runners can join the Beaufort Triple Crown Race Series (BTC) which supports three local nonprofits. The BTC, which includes the Run Forrest Run 5K, is a collection of races hosted in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity of the LowCountry and Holy Trinity Classical Christian School. The series comprises the Swing Bridge Run happening November 2nd and the Turkey Trot 5K scheduled for November 28th. Dedicated runners can sign up HERE to participate in all three races and support multiple impactful organizations.

Sponsorship Opportunities

If you're interested in sponsoring the 2024 Run Forrest Run 5K, please send a completed sponsorship form to info@beaufortdigital.com.

Moments from the 2023 Run Forrest Run 5K