Chili 5K Trail Run and Walk set for Nov. 4 at Laurel Hill County Park

Sign up for the Chili 5K trail run/walk

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (Lowcountry Weekend) - Charleston County Parks is excited to once again host the Chili 5K trail run and walk at beautiful Laurel Hill County Park, on Saturday, Nov. 4. Registration is open now through Nov. 1 at

Beginning at 9 a.m., runners and walkers will navigate the scenic off-road, moss-draped trails of Laurel Hill County Park in Mount Pleasant. Laurel Hill County Park offers a variety of landscapes throughout its 745 acres, including miles of unpaved trails that traverse a moss-draped oak alley, large open meadows, a small lake and gorgeous tree-lined pathways.

Following the race, participants will enjoy a party featuring hot chili, refreshing beverages and food. An awards ceremony will be held for the Chili 5K as well as for Charleston County Parks’ 5K Trail Race Series Championship.

“The Chili 5K presents one of the most diverse courses in the Lowcountry,” said Allison Foster, CCPRC’s fitness and wellness manager. “It’s difficult to take in all that Laurel Hill offers, much less appropriately describe the immense beauty of the park with words. It’s a must see! The varied terrain features hard packed trails, loose sand, bogs, mud, and grass with scenic views of marsh, estuaries and oak allees.”

Registration for the Chili 5K is only available in advance at and ends on Nov. 1. Race fees are $38 per person. On-site registration will not be available. Packet pickup will take place on the day of the race from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Bibs are required. The race is open to ages 10 and up, but ages 10-15 must be accompanied by an adult chaperone.

The course offers occasional areas of uneven terrain and varies from hard-packed trails with roots to grass. Strollers are not recommended, and pets are not permitted on the race course.

Laurel Hill County Park is located between Highway 17N and Highway 41 in Mount Pleasant. For the Chili 5K, runners must enter through the special event entrance location at 1400 Highway 41 and will be directed to the race start from that entrance. Access through Park West will not be permitted for this event.

For more information on the Chili 5K or Laurel Hill County Park, or to register or view a map of the race course, visit or call 843-795-4386. This event is made possible by Food Lion, Destiny Community Café and your Charleston County Parks.