When: Sat., April 19, 4 p.m. 2014
Now’s your chance to be an athlete at the Joe instead of a spectator. The 5K Run Forrest Run starts out in front of the stadium, and from there you’ll race around Hampton Park and back to the RiverDogs stadium to finish at home plate, where you’ll be congratulated by the minor league team. After the race, runners will feast on dinner catered by Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. — natch. “Runners will cross the finish line and head straight to Doby’s Deck. There, Bubba Gump will provide pasta, salad, bread, dessert, and lemonade along with cold adult beverages provided by the RiverDogs,” says Melissa Azevedo, vice president of special events for the RiverDogs. After chowing down, attend the game with the free ticket that comes in the race packet. Race proceeds benefit the MUSC Storm Eye Institute, which fights retinitus pigmentosa and other vision diseases.