The wait is over! All three 10-mile routes for the 2013 LoCo Motion walk breast cancer fundraiser are now posted online. For the big reveal, go to www.DotheLoCoMotion.org.
Every street, sidewalk and sandy shore of the three-day, 30-mile trek, sponsored by Beaufort Memorial Hospital are marked on maps to give participants and idea of the path they will be taking when the parade of pink rolls through Hilton Head & Callwassie Island Sept. 27-29.
The fun begins Sept. 26 with the LoCo Community Kickoff and Packet Pickup Party at Skull Creek Boathouse. Participants get in free, but space is limited so you’ll need to RSVP ASAP. Guests are welcome to join the party for just $10.
Along with great munchies, enjoy live entertainment and a cash bar. On-site registration also will be available for last-minute walkers and runners.
LoCo packets will be distributed from 5:30 to 9 p.m. For participating in the event, you’ll receive a T-shirt, bib and assorted goodies. If you can’t make the kick-off party, you can pick up your packet at the start lines from 7 to 8 a.m. on each day of the event.
The first day of the walk/run begins seaside at the Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort. The course then moves through the beautiful Palmetto Dunes Resort before turning south to Coligny and South Forest Beach. The last two miles will put walkers and runners back on the beach to the Omni’s Shorehouse for a rousing celebration complete with food, drinks and music.
“To keep it interesting, we’ve changed the course to take us through some different neighborhoods,” said LoCo event organizer Laura Morgan. “The streets we chose are easier to follow and very scenic.”
Because the Callawassie leg of the event was so popular last year, Day 2’s course will remain the same. Residents of the country club community are already organizing block decorations and welcome parties to cheer participants as they cruise through the neighborhood, designated a Community Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation.
As they finish the 10-mile jaunt, participants will gather at Callawassie’s marshside clubhouse for cold drinks, snacks and music by The Chiggers.
The final day’s course will bring the festivities back to Hilton Head Island for everyone’s favorite “beach day”. But this year’s route will start at Chaplin Park and move to the shore on the second mile. It will be low tide that Sunday morning, providing participants with plenty of hard-packed sand to march across. A pink party will follow at the Omni’s beachfront pavilion.
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