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  • February Race of the Month – Almost Nine Miler Trail Run

    Posted on January 15th, 2012 CoachNoah No comments

    It’s my turn to pick February’s Race of the Month!  Each month we’ll name our race of the month for the following month. You’ll usually see one or both us, Coach Noah (me) and Coach Greg, at that month’s race. If you want to nominate your favorite race for the race of the month, send us an email and tell us why. If you agree or disagree with our choice, tell us why in the comments below.

    February Contenders

    There are a lot of races in February.  Three on the first weekend!

    Nativity Flapjack – 5k on James Island

    Ashley Ridge Fox Trot – 5k in Summerville

    Save the Light Race – 5K and Half Marathon on Folly Beach

    I am a big fan of races on Folly Beach (love the people that live there).  Although I have never run the Save the Light Race, it’s on my list of races to do in the future.

    On the 11th, the Go Red Heart Run/Walk will be held in Mount Pleasant.  This is another great location for races and an excellent cause to support.

    The last weekend of February has two more races that are near each other, but very different.

    LifePoint Gift of Life – 5k on James Island

    MESSA 8K for H2O – 8k on Folly Beach

    The Life Point Gift of Life race always draws a good crowd and its fun to run in the James Island County Park.  The Messa 8K for H2O is one of my favorite races.  It is very well organized and its an 8K on Folly Beach (there are very few 8k’s in this area).  The Messa 8k for H2O would have been my pick for February’s Race of the Month had it not been for a trail run being held the week prior.

    Almost 9 Miler Trail Run

    Eagle Endurance

    Eagle Endurance

    Our Race of the Month is the Eagle Endurance Almost 9 Miler Trail Run.  On February 18 Chadd Haffa of Eagle Endurance will continue his popular trail running series with the second annual Almost 9 Miler.  This is a “head start” trail run that begins at Buck Hall Recreation Area in McClellanville, SC.  Runners will be given a start time based on their age / gender on the day of the race.

    I have run the trails in this area and they are amazing.  Most races in the Charleston / Lowcountry Area are road races, so any chance I get to run a race on trails I take it!  A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to the Palmetto Conservation Foundation for trail maintenance.

    Check out our January Race of the Month, the Charlie Post Classic on January 28.

    (The Charleston Running Club feeds our blog into their Facebook page and the opinions expressed here are only the opinions of two guys who love to run and inspire others to run. An endorsement here does not imply an endorsement by the Charleston Running Club, but it should.)

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