Tinsel Trot offers a lot

Tinsel Trot offers a lot

Tinsel Trot offers a lot

As the holidays draw closer, there’s a great chance to put a “save the date” event in motion right now. If you’re a first-timer, you will be instantly immersed in the spirit of the season, by seeing pretty lights, getting a little exercise and a chance to experience the great outdoor—all in one place at one time. If you’ve done it before, you know what we’re talking about.

It’s the 6th annual Tinsel Trot Holiday Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Old Santee Canal Park in Moncks Corner. And I’ve got a little inside tip: If you register by Nov. 5, you’re guaranteed a Tinsel Trot T-shirt.

It’s fun for everyone and truly a family friendly happening. The 2-mile experience also allows runners and walkers the opportunity to get see the Celebrate The Season Holiday Lights Driving Tour before it opens to the public on Friday, Nov. 23, the day after Thanksgiving.

That jolly old elf himself, aka Santa Claus, will take a timeout from his North Pole obligations to make a special appearance, sure to delight children of all ages. As you traverse the course, yuletide music will fill the air. And once you reach the end, trade your running shoes in for dancing shoes as a DJ spins fun holiday tunes.

Tinsel Trot has quickly become a holiday tradition with many families. It doesn’t cost a lot and it’s not an overwhelming crowd experience. The online registration deadline is Friday, Nov. 16. To learn more and register, go to the event webpage, the registration page or call the park at 843-899-5200.

Author Willard Strong

Willard Strong

Willard joined Corporate Communications in 1989 after a four-year stint as a features reporter at The Post and Courier. A 1981 graduate of USC’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications, the Kingstree native has served as news director at three radio stations, was editor of the weekly newspaper in Moncks Corner and is chairman of the Berkeley County Museum and Heritage Center Board of Directors. A boating enthusiast, he enjoys Gamecock football, lake life on Lake Marion’s Wyboo Creek and keeping his five guitars in tune.