Plaid Nation 5K

13 Apr, 2024 (Sat)


5 km

About the event

The Plaid Nation 5K Benefiting the Heritage Classic Foundation
Produced by: Palmetto Running Company
Saturday- April 13, 2024   Please join us for the 2nd annual Plaid Nation 5K, the official kick-off to RBC Heritage week, South Carolina’s annual PGA TOUR golf tournament.   Plaid Nation is the spirit that makes the RBC Heritage the most unique stop on the PGA TOUR.  It’s families and friends coming together year after year to be a part of something big, memorable and fun and now it includes a 5K run.    REGISTRATION: Registration is online only. Cut-off for registration is Wednesday April 10th at 11:59PM.
There is NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION.    SWAG BAG (included with your registration): Finishers Medals to all participants! Plaid Nation 5K ECO Friendly Tech T-shirt. Plaid Nation 5K Swag Bag A Free Beer sponsored by Michelob Ultra (anyone over 21) 2 Free entries into Tuesday's RBC Heritage practice round. ($50.00 value) E-Ticket will be emailed to you before the start of the tournament. Overall Male and Female 5K winners receive a Plaid Nation trophy and 2 tournament tickets. 2nd place a Brooks Running race kit including a shirt, shorts and shoes ($300 value). 3rd place a $150 Plaid Nation gift card.   RACE COURSE: The race will begin with the exciting RBC Heritage canon blast at the beautiful Lowcountry Celebration Park. This scenic course will then take you through the South Forest Beach neighborhood through hidden paths and back to the park for the Plaid Nation After Party and Festival!
*NOTE** this is partially closed course.  Runners are required to follow all pedestrian traffic laws. There will be officers on duty at high traffic intersections to ensure safety for all participants.    RACE EXPO & PACKET PICK UP: Sponsored by Brooks Running. When: April 12th from 1:00PM- 6:00PM Where: Palmetto Running Company in the Shelter Cove Towne Centre Participants may pick up their packets at Palmetto Running Company on April 12th OR at the race site before the race (see below for times)
Please bring your confirmation email (hardcopy or smartphone) to Pick Up.
- You may pick up for more than one person.
- You may purchase additional race T-shirts at packet-pickup if available.   AWARDS TO OVERALL WINNERS: Overall Male and Female 5K winners receive a Plaid Nation trophy and 2 tournament tickets. 2nd place a Brooks Running race kit including a shirt, shorts and shoes ($300 value). 3rd place a $150 Plaid Nation gift card.   AFTER PARTY HOSTED BY THE BANK The fun continues after the race, walk on over to the BANK Hilton Heads Beer Garden for the Plaid Nation After Party. 
    SUSTAINABILITY AT THE RBC HERITAGE: Over the past few years, the RBC Heritage has been working hard to make sure that it is one of the most sustainable tournaments on the PGA TOUR. They are seeking to lighten the overall environmental footprint of the event while taking steps to foster nature, conserve resources, and engage and support the local community.  Palmetto Running Company will be providing waste recycling.


HILTON HEAD WEATHER: Warm weather, sunny days, and the lowest humidity of the year make April the perfect month for a 5K.
* Average low temp - ~ 56
* Average high temp. ~ 76
* Hilton Head averages only 6 days of rain in the month of April.   RACE DAY: Please be ready to run / walk at race start time 9:00AM sharp.
You are responsible for your own hydration/fuel - water will be provided at the start / finish.   SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: Friday - April 12th
1:00PM - 6:00PM | Packet Pickup at Palmetto Running Company, Shelter Cover Town Centre, HHI **NOTE** There is NO race day registration  Saturday - April 12th
Location: Lowcountry Celebration Park - Hilton Head Island 8:00AM Packet Pickup for anyone unable to make it on the 12th. 8:45AM Race Announcements & Warm Up 9:00AM Race Start 9:30AM After party begins sponsored by Michelob Ultra, Coke, Brooks Running, Nutra Shop & Palmetto Running Company 10:15AM Awards Ceremony

11:00AM Post-Race Party at the Bank Beer Garden

Final results will be posted shortly after the completion of the entire event at 

Races offered by this event

5K Run/Walk

13 Apr, 2024 (Sat) - 09:00
5 km
On site


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