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Grady's 5K "Run for Grady - Finish This!"

Sat June 10, 2023 Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 US Directions


Grady's 5K

8:00AM EDT - 9:00AM EDT


1 Coligny Circle
Hilton Head Island, SC US 29928



Benefiting : the Grady Lambert Scholarship Foundation
Produced by : The Hilton Head Running Company


Help us finish Grady's @runwithme2022 run across America !

Join us on the beach on Hilton Head Island for a 5K Run -or- a 1 Mi "Celebration of Life" Walk to finish Grady's heroic mission -and- then, to GRADY FEST - the after-party at Captain Woody's to celebrate Grady's accomplishment of running across the country on behalf of front-line workers.,

This event is family friendly event - open to everyone - entirely on the hard flat and beautiful beach. We invite you to run, walk, skip, dance ... however you want to cover the distance - come enjoy the community and natural environment.



As the mission statement for his run, Grady stated "Over the course of the last few years, I've witnessed a decline in compassion for our fellow man and the weakening of the family unit, both of which have been perpetuated by the COVID Pandemic. Due to this, I am inspired to help. I am running across America to support those impacted by the pandemic. From March until late 2022, I will be running from Cannon Beach, Oregon to Hilton Head, South Carolina. A total of 4,482 miles. It is my mission to promote Compassion for our Fellow Man and our Country". On March 16, 2022, Grady embarked on his long-distance run starting at Cannon Beach. During his journey, Grady ran 2,364 miles, a distance long enough to nearly stretch across the United States. He stopped at hospitals along his route to thank frontline workers for all they did during COVID. During a stop at Guadalupe County Hospital in New Mexico, Grady told staff "There's a lot more unifying us than I think is dividing us and I wanted to make this whole thing come from a place of compassion. I'm here to thank you for showing up every single day and keeping all your community, and by extent, all of us going". Grady's run was cut short when he was struck by a truck in Amarillo, TX. 



Let's Finish This ! 

Grady Lambert's heart for adventure and compassion for helping others led him to begin a run across the country. His Run across America was intended to be a way to raise awareness for the heroes among us. He stopped along the way to volunteer at hospitals and offer encouragement to those working to save lives.

On Sunday, August 28th, Grady’s adventure was cut tragically short. While running near Amarillo, he was struck by a vehicle and was taken to the Amarillo hospital in critical condition. As an organ donor, Grady has given life to many others.

Grady’s wish, should a tragedy befall him before completing the run, was that his family take his ashes and finish the run for him - and, that's just what we intend to do!

To honor Grady and his commitment to supporting front-line heroes, this scholarship fund has been established.



  • Registration is online only
  • Registration Closes Friday, June 9 @ 5p
  • 5K - participants age 11 + - standard entry fee
    Includes: Race T-Shirt, Race Bib, Timed Results, Eligible for Awards, Free Ticket to After Party + 1 draft beer + finger foods + live music.

  • 5K - participants age 10 and under - free entry
    Includes: Race Bib, Timed Results, Free Ticket to After Party + finger foods + live music.
    **Race T-shirts available for purchase during registration**

  • 1 Mile Walk - all participants - free entry
    Includes: Free Ticket to After Party + 1 draft beer + finger foods + live music.
    **Race T-shirts available for purchase during registration**



June 9

Location: Hilton Head Running Company
3p - 5p | Packet Pickup
5p | Registration Closes & Packet Pickup Closes

June 10

Location: Race Site - Coligny Beach Park
7a - 7:45a | Late Packet Pickup
7:45a | Race Announcements
8a | Race Start
9a | Race End
9:10a | Awards Announcement
11a | Results emailed to participants
4p - 7p | GRADY FEST (After Party at Captain Woody's)




  • Awards divisions - TBD
  • Awards may be picked at race -or- Awards may be picked up June 12 - June 17 at the Hilton Head Running Company from 10a - 4p.
  • Awards will not be mailed out.


  • Preliminary results are emailed to the participant 1min after crossing the finish line.
  • Final Results will be emailed to every participant upon the completion of the event.
  • Award winners - pick up award at race or later in the week at your convenience (see above).



The 5K run and 1 Mi walk are entirely on the hard flat beach.

The 5K course is : Start - 1250m south - turnaround - 2500m north - turnaround - 1250m south - Finish



Grady Lambert's Scholarship Foundation to support students pursuing careers healthcare or front-line fields.



There is ample parking across the street from the race site in the Coligny Beach Parking Lot – located just off of Pope Ave. – there are also parking spaces near the beach.



Safety for our participants, volunteers, and staff is our number one concern. Any decision we make regarding the production or cancellation of the event will be made with their interest first and foremost. If mother nature does not cooperate on race morning - we will delay the event until the conditions are safe - this delay will continue for a reasonable amount of time until we deem it necessary to cancel the event. If time permits and if the weather poses a threat that is certain to make us cancel the event in the hours prior the start, we will notify participants of the race cancellation via email as soon as that decision is made.



Go Tri Events dba. Hilton Head Running Company is a sports management company on Hilton Head Island. We are a RRCA Certified Race Director with 17 years experience producing events. Learn more about us and what we do here -

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