On Saturday, February 7, 2015 I ran the Save The Light Half Marathon on Folly Beach, SC. This is a small local race for me, that has both a 5k and half marathon. Each race contained about 350 runners.
Folly Beach is a beautiful place for a race. It was an awesome view seeing the sun rise before the race over the Atlantic Ocean. The weather was in the low 40s at the start of the race with little to no wind. The race ended in the low 50s.
Proceeds from the race go toward the preservation of the Morris Island Lighthouse by Save The Light.
The morning started by arriving on the island about 7:15 A.M. for packet pickup. They have packet pickup on Friday as well, but it is about a 45 minute drive for me, so I just decided to get there early for pickup. Pickup was at The Tides Hotel. Pickup was on the second floor in one of the conference rooms. The second floor had a large open area for everyone hang out, meet up, stretch, and catch up before going out for the race start.