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Big Crowd for MUSC Go Red Run

As many as 500 turn out for memorial 5K in Mount Pleasant.

More than 500 runners and walkers from all over the South Carolina Lowcountry turned out Saturday morning for the Go Red! Heart 5K Run and Walk in Mount Pleasant.

See official times and winners here.

In its second year, organizers predict the event raised at least $10,000 to be split between the American Heart Association’s Go Red campaign and MUSC’s Women’s Heart Care Program.

For Stephanie Carter, the run’s founder and co-chairman, the event is personal. Her mom, Robin Seay, died in 2007 at age 47 from a massive heart attack. The event is held in Seay’s honor.

“I wanted to do something positive to inspire others to learn about heart-health awareness,” Carter said. “It feels really good to turn my mom’s loss, which is such a bad thing, into something good.”

On Saturday, in chilly temperatures, throngs turned out for the event near the .

Mount Pleasant residents, Brian and Emily Johnson, captured the fastest mens’ and womens’ times, respectively. They are sponsored by

Lindsay Street February 11, 2012 at 11:43 PM
Congrats to all finishers!
jason February 14, 2012 at 12:57 PM
Are there anymore pictures from the race besides the one shown on this website?
Stephanie Carter February 14, 2012 at 02:57 PM
Hi...yes, you may link to more race photos from www.muschealth.com/goredrun Thanks to the Patch for their support and to all who came out! -Steph, Go Red Heart 5K

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