(BLUFFTON, S.C.) Red Cedar Elementary School held the 12th Annual Red Cedar Foxes Trot 5K with the route weaving through the Hidden Lakes community and Bluffton Park Neighborhoods in Bluffton, S.C. Russo’s Fresh Seafood Bluffton, a locally owned and operated seafood market, was the lead sponsor of this year’s race.

The event started and finished at Red Cedar Elementary School (10 Box Elder St, Bluffton, S.C.), and offered a morning of activity and fun for children and students, as well as a serious competition for experienced runners of all ages.

Unique to the Foxes Trot 5K, runners had ten different age groups for which they competed for first, second and third placements. The ranking age groups included Under 6, 7-9, 10-12, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70+.

A 1/4 mile Kid’s Fun Run kicked off the event at 9 a.m. before the 5K race began at 9:15 a.m.

Registration was waived for students of Red Cedar Elementary and was $10.00 for non-students.

“We started this race years ago to promote health and create an affordable way to run a 5K race for our families. To see this event grow to this size feels great and we invited everyone in the community to join us and have some fun at the Foxes Trot,” said Red Cedar Elementary MLP Teacher Erin Berglind, who started the race and continues to organize the endeavor each year.

“We were thrilled to partner with Red Cedar for an event focusing on health and fitness,” said Charles J. Russo III, third generation fish monger and owner of Russo’s Fresh Seafood Bluffton. “You may have seen me in a fish costume, running alongside Foxy, the mascot. After all, foxes love fish!”

Returning sponsors included Hargray Communications, who provided snacks and water at the end of the race, Accurate Litho, who offered printing services of the posters, and Palmetto Running Company, responsible for the organization of the overall event.

Russo’s Fresh Seafood Bluffton, a local fish market near Old Town Bluffton, offers the highest quality seafood in the Southeast for wholesale and retail customers. Charles J. Russo III, who represents the third generation of fish mongers, continues to cut fish by hand and enjoys helping people find exactly what they need, from the kind of seafood itself to the best pairings of spices and sauces, as well as his grandpa’s tips on preparing it. For more information, visit russosfreshseafood.com.

Cynthia Cradduck
Cecilia Russo Marketing