Get ready to pull out your UGLIEST holiday sweater and run for a cause!  The Friends of the Metropolitan Children's Advocacy Center will host its second annual 5k race, with all proceeds and donations benefiting the Metropolitan Children’s Advocacy Center (Met CAC), a program of the South Carolina Department of Mental Health. 

Race Details:



$25 through Nov. 20

$35 after Nov. 20

(Registration guarantees a t-shirt if you register on or before Friday, Nov. 29. Online Registration closes Thursday, December 12 at midnight. On-site registration will be available on the day of the race from 7-7:45 am)

Race participation is not required to donate.


Date and Time:

Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019

  • Check-in/Day of Race Registration: 7 - 7:45 am

  • Race begins at 8 am

  • Awards Ceremony: 9 am

(Awards will be given for best times by age group and for ugliest holiday sweater (or ensemble)!



5209 Trenholm Road across from the Forest Acres Police Department



The race will be officially timed by SVETiming and the course is USATF Certified SC16070DW.



Awards will be given to the top finishers in the following divisions:

14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 and up. An award will also be given to the participant with the ugliest holiday sweater or ensemble. 

Packet Pick-up:

Friday, Dec. 13, 2 – 4 pm at 3710 Landmark Drive, 1st Floor Lobby 

Saturday, Dec. 14, 7 – 7:45 am at 5209 Trenholm Road

About the Metropolitan Children's Advocacy Center

Located in the heart of Forest Acres, the Met CAC provides services to children of all ages who are suspected victims of physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, and other types of maltreatment.