12th Annual Run 4 Brighter Days and Kids Fun Event

Coward, SC

Saturday, September 9th, 2023


What do you run for?

Suicide is now the 2nd leading cause of death for young people 10-24.
The past couple of years, there has been an increase in teen suicides. 
Join us as we continue to advocate for Teen Suicide Prevention/Awareness.
Come run/walk together in the beautiful Lynches River County Park.
Can't join us in person, we have a Virtual Option!

The Jonathan Foundation is aligning with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in PROJECT 2025. The Campaign aims to reduce the
rate of suicide by 20 percent by the year 2025.

We are launching three new strategic community
awareness campaigns in support of PROJECT 2025.
Visit The Jonathan Foundation for Teens
to learn more about our campaigns. 

This year build a team and help raise funds for Teen Suicide Awareness.
Name your team in memory of a
loved one who has passed by suicide. 
Go to the DONATE tab for further instructions

Our race this year will kick off Suicide Prevention Week

National Suicide Prevention Month
National Suicide Prevention Week Sept 10th - Sept 16th

World Suicide Prevention Day Sept 10th
and The Jonathan Foundation's national program

Race Details:

Type: 5K & Kids Fun Run/Walk
Date: September 9th 2023
Start Time: 7:45 AM Kids Fun Run
Start Time: 5K 8:30 AM
Location:  Lynches River County Park
Address: 5094 County Park Rd, Coward, SC 29530
Proceeds: The Jonathan C. Smith Foundation

We are proud to be a part of the
5K Run/Walk:
  • Overall Top Male/Female
  • Grand Masters (50+) Male/Female
  • Masters (40+) Male/Female
  • Top 3 Male/Female in each age group (5 year groupings)
  • Special award for Top Fundraising Team (TBA)

Registration Fees:
  • Early Registration: 5K/Walk- $30 – (Until May 31st)
  • Regular Registration: 5k/Walk - $35 - (Jun 1st - Sept 6th)
  • Late Registration: 5K/Walk -$40 after (Sep7th- Sep 9th)
  • Race Day Registration: 5k/Walk - $40
  • Kids 12 and under: Free for 5k
  • Kids Fun Run: 12 and under Free
  • Track Team Members: Free for 5K
  • Virtual Race: 5K/Walk - $35 - Entry will receive T-shirt and participation medal in the mail

Kids Fun Run is FREE for 12 years and under- All kids will still need to register prior to race. We want to make sure every kid gets a t-shirt.

Race Day Schedule:

Packet Pickup Kids Fun Run: On-site 6:45 AM – 7:30 AM
Packet Pickup 5k: Onsite 6:45 AM - 8:15 AM
Race Start Time: 5K 8:30 AM – Kids Fun Run/Walk 7:45 AM
Awards: Ceremony will be after all participants have finished
Entertainment: Live music, cool Environmental Discovery Center with interactive fun, live exhibits, and to round out the fun there is a tree top canopy walk. 

All Kids get Free t-shirt and Medal!

Course Map: 5K Run

Particpants that register before August 1st are guaranteed a t-shirt.
Shirt Sizes:
Adult – S,M,L XL AND XXL
Youth- S, M, L
Packet Pickup Location and time:
Name of location: Lynches River Country Park
Street: 5094 County Park Rd, Coward, SC 29530
City, State, Zip:
Coward, SC 29530
Packet Pickup Kids Fun Run: On-site 6:45 AM – 7:30 AM
Packet Pickup 5k: Onsite 6:45 AM - 8:15 AM

Event special notes:
Strollers are welcome.
People can listen to music while running.
Note to Pets: Please tell your humans to bring your leash.


Hyatt Place Downtown Florence
100 East Evans Street, Florence SC 29506

For group rate click on picture above or call 843-519-9900.
Request a room in the Run For Brighter Days Block.
When registering online, use the code G-RBDS in the special rates
drop down menu under Corporate/Group Code.

Group rate is available till August 11th, 2023

Refund Policy:
Our Event will proceed rain or shine

No Refunds

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Instagram: tjf4teens1
We can always use a helping hand. If you’d like to volunteer, please click on registration button or 
contact Christine Ciocco at 843-532-8307 or cciocco@tjf4teens.onmicrosoft.com

Race Director: Christine Ciocco, 843-532-8307, cciocco@tjf4teens.onmicrosoft.com

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When & Where

Sep 9, 2023


8:30 AM

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