Heathwood Hall Deck the Hall 5K Raises Holiday Spirits— and Funds for Winston’s Wish and Rural Mission

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Reindeer, elves, snowmen, and more will descend on the Heathwood Hall campus on Saturday, December 3 for the 2016 edition of the Deck the Hall 5K and 2K trail race, Kids’ Reindeer Games and 400-meter fun run.

In addition to being one of Columbia’s only 5K trail races, Deck the Hall is one of the most festive races of the year, with holiday-themed costumes encouraged, and fun activities planned for participants of all ages. Prizes are awarded not only for top race finishers in each age division but also for the best adult, youth, and children’s costumes.

The good times are all in support of two good causes: The Winston’s Wish Foundation, which is dedicated to increasing knowledge and understanding of children with autism, and Rural Mission, which works to strengthen fragile Sea Island houses on the South Carolina coast.

Community involvement and civic responsibility are important parts of the educational experience at Heathwood Hall,” said race organizer Willis Ware, Heathwood’s Director of Community Relations.  “The Deck the Hall event is just one way that we, with the support of the greater community, can help enrich the lives of those supported by Winston’s Wish and the Rural Mission. The Deck the Hall races are trail races that are family friendly and can be enjoyed by both competitive runners and those who enjoy a fun, casual holiday atmosphere.”

We invite all members of the Midlands community to join us at this year’s race!


When: December 3, 2016

Where: Heathwood Hall, 3000 S. Beltline Blvd., Columbia, SC 29201

What: 5K trail run (6 yrs. and up): 8:30 a.m.   $30

            2K trail run (7-14 yrs.): 9:30 a.m.   $25

            Team Race—5K and 2K (3 members, any age or sex):   $65 per 3-person team/$95 for family of 4

            Kids’ Reindeer Games and Fun Run: (up to 4th grade): 9:00 a.m.   $20

Registration: www.strictlyrunning.com or www.heathwood.org

Deadline for guaranteed T-shirt Nov. 28th .  Day of registration begins 6:45am. Packets available for pick up at Strictly Running on Friday, December 2nd

Race Day Registration $35 or $25 for youth races

Awards: 5k for the top overall winners (male and female) and overall masters male and female. (Overall winners are not eligible for age group awards.) 5K Age Group categories male and female– 6-9; 10-14; 15-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65 & over...

2K Male and Female overall Winner; Age groups male and female 7-10; 11-14