The annual Run for Ret 5K will be held for the sixth consecutive year this Saturday morning at Hilton Head Preparatory School.
Former Prep quarteerback and pont guard Ret Thomas passed away in 2000 at the age of 15 after a year-long battle with Ewing's Sarcoma. The event named in his honor benefits the RET Pediatric Cancer Foundation.
The 5-kilometer race will start on the Prep campus before going through the Sea Pines Forest Preserve.
Area high school cross country teams, as well as individual runners, will take part. CrossFit Hilton Head wwill also hold an event -- WOD for Ret -- along the 3.1-mile course that will feature CrossFitters stopping along the way to do burpees, pushups and deadlifts.
The event is open to anyone in the community.
RUN FOR RET 5K
Where: Hilton Head Prep, Sea Pines Forest Preserve
When: Saturday, 8 a.m.
Registration fee: $30, tax-deductible
Notes: The 5-kilometer race begins and ends on the Hilton Head Prep campus, with the bulk of the course winding through the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. The scenic trail goes through wetlands and forests and around lakes. ... Participants living outside Sea Pines Plantation are asked to park in the Sea Pines Montessori School parking lot off Cordillo Parkway or pay the $5 gate fee to enter Sea Pines and park at Hilton Head Prep. Sea Pines residents may park at Hilton Head Prep.
More information: RetFoundation.com or OnOnEvents.com/run-for-ret