Happenings Around Town

Some great events are right around the corner, including my fave… the Cooper River Bridge Run!  When you live in the Old Village, you might as well get up and run the bridge.  We all know we cannot sleep through the sounds of the 40,000 people as they start their journey down Coleman Blvd!  See you there!


Southeastern Wildlife Exposition :: February 17-19 

SEWE is a 3-day celebration of wildlife and nature. It is the largest event of its kind in the country. How lucky for us that it makes Charleston its home!

Click here  for more information and to see all the events that will be going on around town. This is such a fun weekend for the entire family!




Charleston Food + Wine Festival :: March 1-5, 2017

Charleston Wine + Food Festival is a non-profit organization that celebrates the incredible food culture we have here in Charleston. It is a 5-day festival offering more than 100 events featuring the country’s top chefs, winemakers, beverage experts, storytellers, artisans, and more!

Click here for details!



Cooper River Bridge Run :: April 1, 2017

This event needs no introduction!  With up to 40,000 participants, The Cooper River Bridge Run is the 3rd largest 10K race in the country! The race starts at 8am on Coleman Boulevard in Mount Pleasant and ends at Marion Square in downtown Charleston.

Join me for 40th annual Bridge Run!

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Click here for more information!


Shem Creek Park

I find that getting out and exercising during the Dog Days of Summer is less grueling if I have something pretty to look at. There is nothing like a good view to make the time pass! I have thoroughly been enjoying the new access to the Shem Creek Park from the Shem Creek Bridge. It has quickly become the highlight of my runs!


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38th Annual Turkey Day Run



Join me, Thursday, Nov 26th for the 38th Annual Turkey Day Run, which is the largest 5K in the country and starts at 9am Thanksgiving morning.  It’s a super fun race and it’s all for a good cause – the mission is to raise money for local charities. You can give back while giving thanks.

The race starts at Marion Square and takes participants through historic downtown Charleston and Battery. The race ends back at Marion Square where the post-race party begins – including free food and beverages, live music, and an awards ceremony.

This race is a fun event for all ages – it even includes a Children’s Fun Run!  It’s a great way to get prepped for all of the eating you will do the rest of the day!  See you there!

Check out their website for more information:   38th Annual Turkey Day Run

25th Annual Reindeer Run

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What better way to get in the holiday spirit than to participate in a FUN family-oriented and pet-friendly event that is also for a good cause?

On Saturday, December 12, the 25th Annual Reindeer Run will take place. This is a 5K run/walk that takes you through the lower peninsula of downtown Charleston. The race starts and finishes in front of Southend Brewery on East Bay Street.

There will be an after party and awards ceremony after the race and will include free music, food, and drinks for all participants.

Proceeds from the race are split between MUSC Children’s Hospital and the Charitable Society of Charleston.

Check out the race website for registering information and additional details.  So fun, hope to see you there and Happy Holidays!

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Happy Holidays!

16th Annual Old Village 5K Harbor Run! Sooo Fun!! Nov 14 at 8:30am

My favorite run of the season!  There is no better way to tour the OV, than on foot, and in my case… very, very slowly!  I love this fun run because it is laid back and actually one of the few to welcome dogs and strollers!

The race starts and finishes at Alhambra Hall. And the route is beautiful, as you wind your way down Pitt Street to the Old Bridge.   After the race stay for a while and relax with family and friends enjoying the after party with music and refreshments.  There will be raffles and awards shortly follwing the conclusion of the race.  Awesome!   

This year, the Town of Mount Pleasant Recreation Department is once again teaming up with TimingInc.com to help with the race management and event production. Also, the event will have a USATF Certified course with clearly marked mile markers and a clearly marked course. 

And who could forget about this year’s featured artist, Tate Nation, who is returning for his 14th year to provide his iconic Old Village prints for the race winners!

Click here to register and I will see you there! 

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Perfectly Fit Wellness, A unique Fitness Studio

For those of you who are looking for an alternative to a large gym, I’ve found the best kept secret in Mt Pleasant! I went to Perfectly Fit Wellness because I wanted to combine all of my favorite fitness trends into one amazing work out. Their attention to detail is flawless. My trainer broke down my technique and little did I know I wasn’t even working the right muscles! Now after some tweaks and corrections, my body can really feel the difference! 

They are having an Open House on Thursday October 1st from 5-7:30pm. Check them out!

Perfectly Fit Wellness is an elite fitness studio located 1476 Ben Sawyer Blvd, #10, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464, right across from the Old Village/ Old Mt. Pleasant neighborhood.

No matter your age or fitness level we specialize in getting you stronger, safer. With a Physical Therapist at the helm, we offer expertise and a unique take on fitness training blending Yoga, Pilates, TRX and injury prevention.  Leave every session with your knees, shoulders and back strong and injury free.

Call 843-509-2577 or email info@perfectlyfitcharleston.com today and set up a free consultation to find out if being Perfectly Fit is right for you!


Pitt Street Fitness

Yes, yes, yes, I thank you Pitt Street Fitness for getting me back in the game! After some time off, I have decided to give my work out a fresh start by joining Pitt Street Fitness! Small, yet quaint, there are many things to love about this place! The facility has any piece of equipment you may need and is open 24 hours. Locally owned and operated, Robert Short is on hand to get you started and ready to roll. If you do not know Robert, well let me just say that he is a pretty big guy, so when he puts you on a schedule (and it is not easy) you just do as you are told! 🙂 Centrally located in the heart of the Old Village, Pitt St. Fitness is the perfect spot to get away from it all and enjoy a good work out.

Pitt street Fitness is cool. Check out their Facebook page here

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