Cow Pie Skip 5K event set for Sept. 13

  • Monday, August 11, 2014

The Legare Farms Education Foundation will hold a Fun Run at the farm on Sept. 13, 2014.

The Cow Pie Skip is a 5K run with 8-10 farm hand chores along the way.

Some of the chores include pumping water from a pitcher pump to water the animals, lassoing the stationary steer, milking the simulated cow, and carrying eggs around the hen house.

The run will be through the pastures of Legare Farms ending at the playground picnic area where an after party will be held.

There party will feature Legare Farms hamburgers and barbeque sandwiches as well as beer and wine. A vegetarian burger will be offered for the non-meat eaters.

Runners will receive a commemorative event T-shirt and a meal as part of their registration.

Registration is $50 for everyone 12 and up. Under 12 years old can run for free but would have to purchase a T-shirt if wanted.

The party is included in the registration and free to non-runners.

“We have had several races sponsored by out of town companies scheduled here at the farm that cancelled and disappointed runners,” said Legare Farms’ Helen Legare-Floyd. “We want to offer a fun run by a local farm, that’s not going anywhere. We’ve been here since 1725 and will be here to see this race through.”

The race will go on rain or shine. If there is an act of God that causes it to be cancelled then Legare Farms Education Foundation will refund the registration fee.

The proceeds of the race are going to the Education Foundation, Legare Farms nonprofit foundation.

The goal of the Foundation is to educate the people of the Lowcountry on the importance of agriculture in our past, present, and future while providing a hands-on farm experience.

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