Some of the Lowcountry’s bravest runners teetered their way to the Stiletto Stampede Saturday morning. Charity (and cash) was no doubt on the minds of the participants who took on the challenge of running 100 yards in three-inch (or higher) heels. The most serious runners sported their typical high-performance athletic gear and sensible shoes, while others were obviously just out for the fun of it — costumes ranged from a gaggle of Jersey Shore girls to a burly Mrs. Clause to an elaborately made-up Day of the Dead bride (who went on to win the costume contest).
Besides the adorable children’s race (which was won by a super-fast girl kicking some little-boy butt), this year’s race was smartly divided into male and female portions. The ladies went first with a dramatic wipe-out at the finish line by race leader Laura Brandt (originally thought to be the winner) followed by Golden Creavy, who was named the winner.
Their race was followed quickly by the surprisingly graceful (for the most part) guys. Neville Miller, a meteorologist with ABC News 4 and an avid local racer (and Brandt’s husband), won the men’s portion in a lovely pair of patent pumps. The winners took home cash and gift certificates to Gwynn’s, but the real winners were at MUSC Children’s Hospital, which received proceeds from the race.
Photos by Erica Jackson. Video by Todd Curran and Joshua Curry.