Story by Meredith Nelson / March 13, 2009


Saturday, March 14

Flowertown Festival 10K (8 a.m.) and 5K (7:45 a.m.)



Shamrock Run

9 a.m.; Hilton Head


Saturday, March 21

Stiletto Stampede

8 a.m.; Mt. Pleasant

The Stampede will be a 100 yard dash held at Houston Northcutt Blvd. near Whole Foods Market at 8am on Saturday March 21, 2009.  Runners must wear 3 inch heels, which must be attached at the finish line to receive the $10,000 prize.  Charleston Magazine will be presenting $1,000 to the best costume winner at the end of the race as well.


Daniel Island 5K Run and Walk
9 a.m. Daniel Island


Sunday, March 22

Wholly Cow Ice Cream & Coffee Bike Ride

The Wholly Cow Ice Cream & Coffee Ride in Ravenel is part of a yearlong celebration of the 25th anniversary of Wholly Cow, which specializes in ice creams with wholesome ingredients and coffees that are fairly traded and organically grown.  Rides are 11, 60, or 100 miles long.


Starting at the Bulow Boat Landing & 100/60 will head towards Edisto Beach. The start will be at 9:00, you can leave earlier. The 11 mile ride will begin at 11:00 at the same place. Rest stops open at 9:30 & support-SAG vehicles along the route begin at 9:30. The last rest stop will be at Wholly Cow where ice cream is made and coffee beans are roasted. Tours will be offered (with large samples!) to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Wholly Cow Ice Cream and Island Coffee.


The cost is $30.  Online registration ends Monday, 3/16 at 3 p.m. Go to for more info and to register.