Floppin’ Flounder 5K Run/Walk Switching Hands After 20 Years

Sullivan’s Island Fire Department Gives Reigns to Charleston Running Club

Charleston, S.C. – May 18, 2011 – For the past 19 years, the running community has gathered to run the Floppin’ Flounder through the beachside town of Sullivan’s Island. While several races in the Charleston area have come and gone, the Floppin’ Flounder has stayed on course thanks to Huggie Hindman and his dedicated crew at the Sullivan’s Island Fire Department. SIFD has hosted the race since its inception, but as it enters its 20th year at 8:00am on June 4th they will officially pass the torch to the Charleston Running Club.

“The time has come for us to step away from Floppin’ Flounder, but we wanted the tradition to carry on,” explains Hindman. “We feel that the Charleston Running Club has the dedicated resources to keep the race going for years to come.”

This isn’t the first time these organizations have worked together so the transition is expected to be relatively smooth. As partners in the Running Club’s signature run, the Charlie Post Classic, the two have worked closely for many years.

"Huggie Hindman and the Sullivan’s Island Fire Department have been tremendous supporters of the Charlie Post Classic," said Jeff Baxter, the new Race Director of Floppin’ Flounder. "When they approached us about the Floppin’ Flounder we were excited about the opportunity to inherit this well establish event. SIFD’s guidance coupled with the generosity of sponsors like Kinder Soles and The Charleston Angler gives us the tools we need to host a great run."

To learn more about the Floppin’ Flounder 5K, please visit CharlestonRunningClub.com.

About Charleston Running Club

The Charleston Running Club (CRC) is a non-profit group of about 300 people interested in running. For over 30 years, it has been the center of the Charleston area running community and it was instrumental in starting the Cooper River Bridge Run and the Kiawah Marathon.

About Floppin’ Flounder

The Floppin’ Flounder 5K Run/Walk is one of Charleston's favorite races. Hosted by the Charleston Running Club, with help from the Sullivan’s Island Fire & Rescue Dept, this race has had a loyal following for 20 years! The race will start near the Sullivan’s Island Fish Fry Shack at 8:00am on Saturday, June 4, 2011. The fee before June 1 is $20 ($15 for Running Club Members) and after June 1 it is $25 for all participants. This includes a race shirt, food and drinks.