3rd Annual Run for Adela 5K returns to Sullivan's Island this weekend

Members of the Charleston community will come together on April 14th for the third annual Run for Adela 5K race, hosted by family and friends of Adela Cook.

Proceeds from the race will be donated to Camp Happy Days, a year round program for kids with cancer, specifically to fund the Adela’s Annual Extreme Teen Water Weekend.

This 5K foot race (3.1 miles) is held in memory of Adela Holmes Cook, a Bishop England senior who passed away in 2009 in an accident in the Bahamas. Over 800 runners participated in the 2011 event, raising over $40,000 for Camp Happy Days. Adela was an avid runner and true Lowcountry girl, who could always be found enjoying the beach, playing the boat, or going for a run in her cherished hometown. She was looking forward to attending the University of South Carolina, her number 1 choice.

This is the one and only official 5K race ever to be held on the beach at Sullivan’s Island. All events will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Station 16. Prizes will be given to the top runners in each age group, male and female. Participants can register online for $30.

Adela’s Annual Extreme Teen Water Weekend features fun with watersports, boating, fishing, and companionship among teens with cancer and their siblings. Housing is provided on Goat Island and the weekend is entirely free of cost to attendees.

Camp Happy Days has provided a fun, carefree environment for children and teens with cancer and their siblings for over 28 years. Each year they serve over 200 families, free of cost.