Event Info

4th Annual Charleston Match to Marrow 5K

Saturday, April 14, 2018
James Island County Park
Wappoo Shelter
871 Riverland Drive 
Charleston SC, 29412

Plentiful parking is available in James Island County Park. When arriving at the park, advise the guard house that you are participating in the Charleston Match to Marrow event. Be The Match will cover the $2 entry fee per person.

Map and official USATF Certification

Schedule of Event Day:

8:00 a.m. Registration opens
8:30 a.m. Registration closes
9:00am  5K begins
*** Donor/Recipient meeting will take place either prior to the start of the race or at the end of the race prior to awards ***  More details to follow regarding this amazing event.

Other Important dates:

Day of race registration is available.

Early registration ($25) ends on April 2 2018. 
Charleston Match to Marrow 5K is chip timed.  Awards for the top 3 males and females in each age group will be given.  Overall winners are not eligible for age group awards

Packet pick up @ James Island County Park on race morning starting at 8:00am
Race shirts guaranteed with all 5K registrations prior to 4/3/18 deadline

Students will be provided a discounted registration fee for the race which will be available up until race day.


Would you like to help with the Charleston Match to Marrow 5K? We could use your help! Please complete and submit a volunteer interest form to Ashley Collier at

Available positions:

Registration Area Workers:  will assist Registration Coordinator with registering walkers and handing out walk packets, distributing t-shirts, and collecting registration fees. (6 positions available)

Hospitality/Refreshment Station Workers: provide walkers/runners with support, hand out snacks and beverages, assist at information tables, etc. (6-10 positions available)

Water Station Crew: Pass out water cups at water stations located on race course to runners/walkers passing by (10-15 positions available)

Cheer Line and Direction Crew: Keep race walkers/runners on the right course by pointing them in the right direction at certain turns in the course (10-15 positions available)

Early Set Up Crew: Assist staff members and coordinators with necessary set up (5 positions available)

Break Down Crew: Assist staff members and coordinators with break down as needed (5 positions available)

Course Certification and Timing:  This race is professionally chip timed


Top overall male and female running participants will be recognized and receive awards
1st place, 2nd place and 3rd place in the following age divisions:

9 and under

Sponsorship Opportunities:

Support a good cause while promoting your business! Be The Match invites your organization to be an official Charleston Match to Marrow sponsor. We have a variety of sponsorship packages available. To view the sponsorship packet, click here. To sponsor the Charleston Match to Marrow 5K, contact Ashley Collier at or 803-543-9034.


Be The Match invites your organization to host a booth and distribute product samples, provide services or distribute printed materials during our event. We kindly ask that you provide a donation to support our life-saving work on behalf of blood cancer patients in need of marrow transplants. Thank you.

Donation Information: Make checks payable to Be The Match Foundation. Your contribution to Be The Match is tax-deductible (501c3 letter available upon request). You will receive a letter and receipt documenting your contribution.

If interested, please contact

Be The Match
Attn: Ashley Collier
701 Gervais Street
Suite 150, Box # 124
Columbia, SC  29201

Contact Information:

Ashley Collier
Senior Community Engagement Representative, South Carolina