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14th Annual 8K for H2O

February 20, 2016 at 9am, Folly Beach, SC

Shem Creek Fisheries
 East Cooper Land Trust
The 2015 8K for H2O will be held on February 20th, 2016 and will benefit East Cooper Land Trust!
The East Cooper Land Trust Mission

"The East Cooper Land Trust is a community-supported organization devoted to conserving natural spaces, thus the quality of life for current and future generations."


Received before February 7th, 2016: $20.00
Received on/after February 7th, 2016:
(T-shirts for race day registrations available while supplies last.)

All current CofC, MUSC, Citadel, Charleston School of Law, and Charleston Southern students get $5 off. Valid ID must be shown for all students when packet is picked up.

Don't wait; register today! Visit our site to register online!
Or use the paper registration form (PDF).

Due to scheduling and course permits, the race is RAIN OR SHINE! No refunds. No exceptions.

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Schedule of Events

7:30 am • Pre-registration packet pick-up
8:00 am • Late registration begins
9:00 am • 8K run start
9:15 am • Silent auction opens
10:30 am • Awards ceremony
11:00 am • Silent auction closes

2015 Race Results

Race results for the 2015 8k are in! Click here to check them out!


The race takes place on the streets of Folly Beach. Check out the full course below.


Race Packets and T-Shirts

Race packets and T-shirts may be picked up on Race Day starting at 7:30 am at the registration tables located near the Folly Fishing Pier on Center Street. If you don't indicate a shirt size on your registration, you will receive a large.


Awards to top overall male and female finishers.

Age group awards to top male and female in each division: 17 and under, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+.

Food and beverages will be provided for all registered participants.

Mission and History

In 2003 the Masters of Environmental Studies Student Association (MESSA) was searching for a way to make a more tangible contribution to the Charleston Community. After much discussion, the issue of water quality was highlighted as one of key concern here in the Lowcountry. As a race on Folly Beach would bring people within visual distance of the issue, the 8k was developed to provide a fun and interactive method to raise funds for a local organization working toward this same goal.

2014 Race Results!

Past Recipients

Please contact MESSA at if you have any questions, would like to volunteer or sponsor for the 8K for H2O, or you need more information!