Race Info

Non-Series Event

Oct 7, 2017

School Spirit Run for Niger 5K

Non-Series Event

The School Spirit Run for Niger is a family friendly 5K run/walk through the beautiful James Island County Park trails. This event is scheduled for October 7th at 9:00AM. The Remember Niger Coalition encourages participants to wear t-shirts and memorabilia from their schools of choice to emphasize unity despite dissimilarity. Proceeds from the event will go directly toward the construction of a preschool in Niger, Africa, one of the most impoverished nations in the world.

About the Remember Niger Coalition

Remember Niger Coalition is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to uniting people and mobilizing resources to expand quality educational opportunities in Niger, Africa. The organization is unique in that it partners with and supports Nigeriens who have a remarkable vision for their country. To date, the organization has helped its Nigerien partners construct, furnish, and support six primary schools and one secondary school in Niger. The Rally for Niger is the organization’s annual campaign in which groups all over the United States host fundraising events to raise money for a specific cause. The School Spirit Run for Niger is a part of the Rally for Niger. To learn more about Remember Niger, please visit the organization’s website at www.rememberniger.org.

WHAT Remember Niger’s School Spirit Run for Niger

WHEN Saturday, October 7, 2017

7:30 – 8:45am            Packet Pickup

9:00am            5K Run or Walk

10:30am               Awards

WHERE The 5K run or walk will take place at James Island County Park’s Stono Shelter, located at 871 Riverland Dr, Charleston, SC 29412

The awards presentation, along with lots of family fun activities, will be immediately following the race.

Stroller Information: Strollers are welcome! Children 3 and under do not need to be registered if being strolled by a registered participant. Wagons, scooters, and bikes are not permitted.

WHY Funds raised will go directly towards the construction of a preschool in Niger, Africa. Visit www.rememberniger.org to learn more about this project and our mission.

REGISTRATION INCLUDES race entry, T-shirt, JICP admission, and post-race snacks and refreshments.

DO YOU WANT TO GO THE EXTRA MILE? Get friends, family, and coworkers to donate towards your run or become a corporate sponsor for the race! Tax receipts will be available for all sponsors.  


Early Bird (through July 11)


Regular (July 12 – September 20)


Late Registration (September 21 – October 7)



Our awards will be unique and authentic to Niger, Africa. We hope to share a piece of Nigerien culture with all our race winners!

Awards will be presented to the Overall (M/F) and in Age Categories (M/F): 1-9, 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+. Awards will also be presented to the Top 3 Fundraisers, as well as a Spirit Award to the school with the most participation! The school with the most participants will also have their name added to a plaque at the new preschool.

Questions or comments? Please contact Allison Hubbard at Allison.hope.hubbard@gmail.com.

School Spirit Run for Niger is non-refundable, and the event will be held rain or shine.

T-shirts are only guaranteed to participants that register on or before September 23.

All proceeds benefit the construction of the primary school in Niamey, Niger, Africa as part of the Remember Niger Coalition’s mission to provide quality educational opportunities in Niger.
Questions or comments? Please contact Julie Frye at jfrye@rememberniger.org.

Packet will be available from 3:00-7:00PM on Friday, at James Island Presbyterian Church (1632 Fort Johnson Rd, Charleston, SC 29412).
Packet pick up on race day will be available at the race site (Stono Shelter, James Island County Park) from 7:30-8:45AM on Saturday October 7

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