The Famously Hot Pink Half Marathon, 5K + 10K are certified races administered by Strictly Running and are part of Tour de Columbia. Whether you’re an experienced runner or this is your first time pinning on a bib, you’re sure to have a blast maneuvering the beautiful course and helping beat breast cancer in the Midlands. The Famously Hot Pink Half Marathon, 5K + 10K are Saturday, Oct. 13, at Spirit Communications Park. Online registration will close at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10. You will still be able to register via the Strictly Running website or in person at the Expo on Oct. 11 & 12 at Spirit Communications Park.
The half marathon is walker-friendly. There will be a time limit of 3.5 hours (approximately 16 minutes/mile) for the half marathon in an effort to open the course back up to the community. For walkers’ safety, Strictly Running asks that walkers to cross the finish line by 10:45 a.m. (three hours from the start time of 7:15 a.m.) in order to receive a half marathon finisher’s medal.
Registered runners will receive this performance shirt, available in a standard cut or a women's cut.
Runners will start the 5K, 10K and half marathon races at the starting line on Gregg Street near the Calhoun Street intersection.
Combined course map
Half marathon map
10K route map
5K route map
- 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11
- 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12 at the Expo
- 2-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12 at Strictly Running
- 6:15 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 at the event
Event Day Timeline for Oct. 13
|Race packet pick-up||6:15 a.m.|
|Walk for Life late registration||6:30 a.m.|
|Famously Hot Pink Half Marathon start||7:15 a.m.|
|10K race start||7:30 a.m.|
|5K race start||7:40 a.m.|
|Walk for Life start||7:45 a.m.|
|5K medal ceremony||9 a.m.|
|10K medal ceremony||9:30 a.m.|
|Half marathon medal ceremony||10:00 a.m.|
Half Marathon fee schedule
Through 5 p.m. May 30: $50
June 1 through July 31: $60
Aug. 1 through Sept. 30: $75
Oct. 1 through noon Oct. 10: $85
Oct. 11 & Oct. 12 at the Expo at Spirit Communications Park: $100
10K fee schedule
Through noon Oct. 10: $45
Oct. 11 & Oct. 12 at the Expo at Spirit Communications Park: $55
5K fee schedule
Through noon Oct. 10: $40
Oct. 11 & Oct. 12 at the Expo at Spirit Communications Park: $50
*NOTE: There will be no race registration on Oct. 13, the day of the event.
Experience the Expo!
Runners will pick up their shirts, chips and bibs at the Expo at Spirit Communications Park on Friday, Oct. 12 from 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Payroll deduction is available for Palmetto Health team members. Click here to get started.
For Palmetto Health team members
Palmetto Health Team members can now register to walk or run through online payroll deduction. Your registration fee will be processed and deducted from your paycheck after you register. Click here to get started.
Have a question?
Call the Hot Pink Hotline at 803-434-2898 or email WalkForLife@PalmettoHealth.org.
Walk for Life and Famously Hot Pink Half Marathon, 5K + 10K will take place rain or shine. Palmetto Health Foundation reserves the right to cancel the event in extreme circumstances. In that event, there will be no refunds. All registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable as this is a fundraising event benefiting Palmetto Health Breast Center.