As a health coach, I often remind my clients that wellness encompasses more than just healthy food choices and exercise. Optimal well being also includes establishing healthy, happy relationships—from your relationship with yourself, to your relationship with others to even how you relate to your community. As a leader in the health industry, Hilton Head Health in Shipyard Plantation is taking an active role in helping you be fit mentally and physically with Devin’s Dash Sat., Sept. 20th. This memorial 5K not only gives you the opportunity to set and achieve a goal, but also builds our community and benefits a worthy cause.
“Gregory ‘Devin’ Sheaffer was a Massage Therapist at Hilton Head Health,” began race coordinator and brand manager for H3 Adam Martin. “He was loved by all the staff and guests of the resort. He passed away on August 26th, 2010 after a courageous battle with cancer.”
Devin was a passionate runner and completed several marathon’s including NYC and Philadelphia. To honor Devin, H3 launched the first Devin’s Dash Memorial 5k in the Fall of 2010. “We raised over $10,000 that first year for the American Cancer Society,” said Martin.
This year all Devin’s Dash proceeds will go to Happiness is Camping (a 501c3 organization), a free overnight summer camp for children with cancer. “My wife and I personally volunteered at the camp for a week in 2012 and it’s a great cause,” said Martin. “It was started in 1980 and is one of the first of its kind in the nation.”
The well-marked Devin’s Dash course guides you through beautiful oak tree archways and passes several lakes with pristine views. “Shipyard is an unbelievable setting for a run. Many times runners will catch a glimpse of the alligators or other Lowcountry wildlife,” said Martin.
All registered Devin’s Dash runners will receive an official 2014 Devin’s Dash t-shirt, a commemorative “Pure Energy” (Devin’s personal motto) band, access to the post-race pool party with a live DJ, refreshments, and one free raffle ticket to win over $1500 in prizes and gift certificates.
For over 35 years, H3 resort and spa has been committed to helping individuals create a personalized health and wellness experience and has been recognized as one of the nation’s leading weight loss and health retreats. It was voted as “Best for Weight Loss” for the past four consecutive years by SpaFinder and “Top 5 US Health Spas” by Lisa Drayer on the Today Show.
Becca Edwards is a birth doula, holistic health coach, yoga and Barre instructor, writer/blogger, and owner of b.e.WELL + b.e.CREATIVE (bewellbecreative.com).