On August 3rd, the Town of Bluffton, in partnership with the Lutzie 43 Foundation, will host its first Lutzie 43 Road Race. The 5k course will run through the Bluffton Historic District starting at 7:30 a.m.
The Lutzie 43 Foundation started the Road Race in 2014, shortly after Philip Lutzenkirchen’s passing. The race is hosted in Marietta, Georgia, Philip’s hometown, but has grown over the past years to feature remote runs from everywhere in the country.
A portion of Bluffton runner registrations will go towards providing a Lutzie 43, PFL (Prepared for Life) Scholarship to one local Bluffton student.
The Road Race has grown to several cities over the past five years to include Chicago, Miami, San Diego, Bluffton, Indianapolis, Birmingham, Montgomery, Nashville and more. Runners not participating with a group can still take part in the run with their friends and family. All runners who register before July 23 will receive an official race shirt.
“This race is particularly significant for the foundation, as it was one of the first events we hosted after Philip’s passing,” said Mike Lutzenkirchen, father of the late Philip Lutzenkirchen and executive director of the Lutzie 43 Foundation. Bluffton Mayor Lisa Sulka says, “this race is another event that shows Bluffton is active in our partnership with the Lutzie 43 Foundation. It also shows everyone how serious Bluffton is in the fight against Distracted Driving.”
It will cost $21 for runners 21 years and younger. All others, the run will cost $30. Early bird discounted registration ends July 4th.
To register, please visit and select Early Bird Virtual Runner Registration: https://www.classy.org/event/2019-lutzie-43-road-race/e225823
*During the registration, it will ask you which virtual run you would like to join. Select Bluffton (Oyster Factory Park).