There have been several incidences on Summerville's Sawmill Branch Trail over the years, making women feel like victims. After myself being one of these women, and hearing countless stories of others, a petition was formed to make Sawmill Branch Trail safer. After quickly gaining 3000 signatures, and being featured on News 4, the Town of Summerville and I (Camille Soltani Icely) am so excited to be hosting this fun COLOR 5k walk/run on the weekend of Women's Empowerment day.
This 5k is for everyone, not only women- but men who support women's rights to feel safe and empowered! I've heard many stories from women are afraid to use this trail, and I hope this 5k helps to empower each women to do what they love without feeling afraid!
The date is Saturday, March 6th at 9am. This 5k is for any fitness level, as you can run or walk the 5k. We will start in Hutchinson Square and make our way to the Sawmill Trail. Police will have road blocks to ensure our safety as we run/walk. Volunteers will be on the sidelines with pink chalk packets.
Race entry fee is $25, and with it you will receive your own T-shirt and pink chalk packet to have fun with while you run/walk. Definitely sign up with friends for this one! All profit raised goes to adding mile markers and safety signs to the Sawmill Branch Trial.
Food trucks will be set up and ready for you to enjoy when you finish the 5k back in Hutchinson Square!
Packet pickup (your shirt and chalk pack) will be announced.
Most likely Saturday Feb. 27th (1 week before race) at the shelters in Doty Park.