Chili 5K Trail Run/Walk set for Nov. 17 at Laurel Hill County Park

[MOUNT PLEASANT] – The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission will host a 5K trail run/walk at Laurel Hill County Park on Saturday, Nov. 17. Called the Chili 5K, the event offers a post-race party featuring hot chili from Ladles as well as cold beer.

Runners and walkers will traverse the trails of Laurel Hill County Park. Laurel Hill County Park is over 745 acres in size, with unpaved trails winding through a variety of landscapes that traverse an oak allee, large open meadows, a small lake and gorgeous scenery. The park is located in Mount Pleasant near the Park West subdivision and Highway 41.

Online registration is available for the Chili 5K at Participants who register prior to Oct. 15 will receive a race hoodie sweatshirt. Online registration ends Nov. 15, and race day registration will be available from 8 – 8:45 a.m.

The run/walk course offers occasional areas of uneven terrain and varies from hard-packed trails with roots to grass. Strollers are not recommended, and dogs are not permitted on the race course.

Laurel Hill County Park is located between Highway 17N and Highway 41 in Mount Pleasant. For the Chili 5K, runners will enter through the special event entrance location, at 1400 Highway 41, and will be directed to the race start from that entrance. Access through Park West will not be permitted for this event.

For more information on the Chili 5K or Laurel Hill County Park, visit, call 843-795-4386, or download the Charleston County Parks mobile app. This event is brought to you by Publix, Lucey Mortgage, Ladles and your Charleston County Parks.

Laurel Hill County Park is owned by the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC). CCPRC is celebrating 50 years in 2018! The mission of CCPRC is to improve the quality of life in Charleston County by offering a diverse system of park facilities, programs and services. The large park system features over 11,000 acres of property and includes three land parks, a skate park, three beach parks, four seasonally-lifeguarded beach areas, three dog parks, two landmark fishing piers, three waterparks, a historic plantation site, 19 boat landings, a climbing wall, a challenge course, an interpretive center, an equestrian center, cottages, a campground, a marina, as well as wedding, meeting and event facilities. The park system also offers a wide variety of recreational services – festivals, camps, classes, programs, and more. For more information on CCPRC, call 843-795-4386, visit, or download the Charleston County Parks mobile app.

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