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Sweat It Out 5k

Starts Saturday May 14th, 2022

Columbia, SC

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This year YOU can Sweat Anywhere for Nick!  In 2022, we have TWO OPTIONS for you. We will have a "Live Race" on Saturday, June 4, 2022 and a "Virtual Event" from Saturday, May 14 through Saturday, June 4, 2022. We will also host our Kids Fun Run so the children have an opportunity to "Sweat For Nick"  We want you to be able to support the great work of NFED and Sweat For Nick in a way that works best for you!  The Duke family knows firsthand the precautions they need to take to keep Nick, who is immunocompromised, and our runners and walkers safe and healthy! 

START A TEAM!  During registration, you will be asked if you would like to "Join A Team".  You must have a minimum of 5 members to start a team.  Teams get a special discount!  Grab four or more friends and Sweat for Nick together!  This is an option for the Live Race and the Virtual Event!

Runners and walkers can walk or run on our beautiful USA Track and Field Certified course that starts and finishes in Old Woodlands Park on Saturday, June 5th, 2021 at 7am.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our event will look different this year. Here is a guide to the new protocols, which are subject to change. We appreciate your flexibility as we finalize these plans.  We greatly appreciate your willingness to run or walk with us and  If for any reason you are uncomfortable with participating in the “live” event, please register for our Virtual Race Option. 
The following practices will be put into place at Sweat It Out 5k 2021:

Packet Pick Up will be open from 4 – 7 pm on Friday,June 3.
Join us at  Hunter Gatherer Hangar Brewery!  All participants (over the age of 21) will receive a FREE BEER when they show their race bib anytime during Packet Pick Up or on Race Day.  Thanks to our friends at Hunter Gatherer for their support!

Hunter-Gatherer Brewery at the Hangar is located in the historic Curtiss-Wright Hangar in Columbia, SC.
1402 Jim Hamilton Blvd.
Columbia, SC 29205

** Must register by May 15, 2022 to be guaranteed a shirt!  We are not able to hold shirts for participants who do not pick up at packet pick up or on race day.  To get your shirt, you must pick up during these times.

We will have Race Day Packet Pick Up or Race Day Registration. We will open our Race Day Registration table and our Packet Pick Up table at the race at 6:15am.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before our start time at 7am.  

If you do not feel well or  or have a fever on race day, please do not come to the race.  We appreciate your consideration of our runners, volunteers and staff.

Dogs on a leash are welcome!  Strollers are welcome!


Great food and water will be available at the finish line.


Our awards ceremony will be held around 8:30am.  Awards for overall and age group winners will be announced at the ceremony.  Awards will be placed on a table for you to pick up during the ceremony.  Please be sure to pose for our photographer after you receive your award!

All awards must be picked up during the award ceremony.  We do allow your friends to pick up awards for you if you are not able to attend.  We are unable to ship awards after the race!  We appreciate your understanding.

Awards will be given to the TOP THREE Male/Female Winners, the TOP THREE Male/Female Masters Winners, and Age Group Winners (every 5 years)

Here are the Race Day Details!
Saturday,June 5, 2021 - RACE DAY
7 am Start Time
Old Woodlands Park, Columbia, SC

Runners and Walkers can  "Sweat Anywhere " from May 14 - June 4, 2022. All participants in our virtual event will receive an awesome Sweat It Out 5k race shirt and custom Sweat It Out  award!  These will be mailed to you after the event ends.
You will have the option to report your results through our results tab on our registration site. 
Follow guidelines from local, state, and federal agencies on how to stay safe.  Depending on your area, you may need to wear protective equipment and maintain safe social distance.

We hope that by making the race virtual, we will be able to attract even more participants across the United States who want to support our great cause!  Please share this race with all your friends!  Post your race pictures and results our event page! 

When posting on your social media, please tag our rave and use these hashtags :

#sweatanywherefornick  #sweatitout5k


We will do our best to make sure everyone gets their shirt and an award but there is no guarantee on either if you have not registered by May 1, 2022!  We will order extra for those who register between May 17 and June 5th -- but supplies and sizes are not guaranteed. We will keep an inventory of shirts on our registration site so you can see the sizes available if you register after May 15th!   We expect shirts and buffs to be delivered in the weeks following the end of the virtual event!   We appreciate your understanding.


Let your kids join the fun and "Sweat For Nick" at our Kids Fun Run!  This race starts at 8am and costs only $15.  This race is just for fun! You are welcome to run or walk with your child during this race.  It will be lead by an adult and is less than one mile.  It's a great way to get your kids involved with running!

Our Cause:

 Ectodermal Dysplasia is a rare inherited genetic disorder that affects 1 in 17,000 individuals worldwide. It is a multisystem disorder that typically affects the hair, teeth, nails, sweat glands, and skin. The primary feature of HED is lack of or diminished sweating: hypohydrosis. The National Foundation of Ectodermal Dysplasia (NFED) is a nonprofit organization that helps and supports families affected by HED. They have been so helpful to the Duke family since the diagnosis of their son Nicholas. Their mission is to empower and connect people touched by HED through education,research, and support. Their vision is to be a recognized leader among health related nonprofit organizations and will be known for providing comprehensive services with loving care for individuals affected by HED. NFED will help individuals and families benefit from early diagnosis care, and will continue to be there throughout their lives. Ultimately, a cure will be found and NFED will be the force  behind this cure!
Our race has two goals: Raising awareness and raising funds. Please join us again this year for this worthy cause!

We are honored to be on the Columbia Running Club Tour of Columbia!  Runners and Walkers in the club will receive a special discount through the club and receive participation points!  For more information on Columbia Running Club, please visit their website: www.columbiarunningclub.com

This event is non refundable! The Live Event will happen Rain or Shine!  We appreciate your support!

Race Distances

Price Register
Sweat It Out Kids Fun Run $15.00 until Register »
Sweat It Our 5k Virtual Event $35.00 until Register »
Sweat It Out 5k Run/Walk $35.00 until Register »
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Sweat It Our 5k Virtual Event Click to Find Out Register »
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Start Location

Old Woodlands Park, Columbia, SC

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