Get ready for the Spring Water Run


Organizers of the AnMed Health Spring Water Run, to be held in conjunction with the 31th annual Spring Water Festival on August 24 and 25, are now accepting applications for the event.

The run is sanctioned as an RRCA Grand Prix event and will include a 1 mile and 5K run on Saturday morning.

Registration forms are available at area businesses including The Journal and online at

Online registration is currently available at

The 5K entry fee is $20 in advance or $25 on the day of the race. Pre-registration ends on August 22. The 1 mile entry fee is $15 pre and race day. Race day is Saturday, August 25.

The 5K open race will begin at 7:45 a.m. and the one mile fun run will be held at 8:30 a.m.

Registration will be held on the day of the festival, August 25 between 6:15 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. in the parking lot beside McDonald’s in downtown Williamston.

Medals will go to all finishers in the one mile race and trophies will go to the top two male and female runners in the 5K, the top two male and female masters and the first three places male and female, by age group.

Age groups will include 10 and under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, and 65 and over.

Awards and drawings will be held following the one mile run. All registered runners are eligible for race day drawings which will include a variety of prizes.

The course includes city streets and country roads with rolling hills. Splits will be called at the one and two mile mark and water stations will be on the course, organizer Chris Bradberry said.

Food and drink will be provided after the race for runners.

The Williamston Police Department will secure all major intersections.

Its About Time will provide timing and results will be posted. Course map, registration forms and other information are now online at the Spring Water Festival website at

Persons interested in training for the Spring Water Run or just getting into running are invited to meet with the new Palmetto Running Club. The group is open to anyone interested in running and offers training and support, said organizer Chris Bradberry. Bradberry is also the Spring Water Run organizer and helps coach the Palmetto track team. The running club meets every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the Palmetto High football stadium.

For additional information on the Palmetto Running Club or Spring Water Run, contact Chris Bradberry at 864-420-3282 or email