Ready, set, go! Beaufort Twilight Run benefiting Lowcountry students

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Tie up your laces and get ready for the Beaufort Twilight Run (BTR) on Saturday.

Known as “The Lowcountry’s Running Festival,” BTR expects 2,600 runners and spectators from 20 different states at the main event this weekend.

The 11th annual event takes place from 3:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Beaufort’s Habersham Marketplace. The run benefits Riverview Charter School, a free public school open to Beaufort County students in kindergarten through 8th grade.

This year, husband and wife national champion runners Stephanie and Ben Bruce are participating in the run.

“Stephanie is one of the fastest and most popular female distance runners in the country,” said BTR Race Director Lauren Kelly. “She has developed a huge following for her transparency on the challenges of life and motherhood.  Stephanie and Ben are family oriented and have a heart for giving back to their community, making them the perfect fit for BTR.”

Before the run begins, runners might want to carbo-load. On Friday, the community is invited to attend a family-friendly pasta dinner at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Riverview Charter School.

Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased at www.BeaufortTwilightRun.com.

The Bruces will be attending the dinner, too.

The BTR offers six options for runners and walkers at all levels including a signature 13.1 Mile Beaufort Challenge (10 Mile + 5K Runs), 10 Mile Run, 8K Run, 5K Run/Walk, 1 Mile Youth Run, and Kids’ Fun Run.

Discounts and prizes are available. For more information and to register, visit BeaufortTwilightRun.com.

The after-race party officially kicks off at 6:00 p.m. and features the band “Broke Locals,” who specialize in “Southern Fried Funk.”

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