Race for The ARK

2017 Race For The ARK 

Our early bird registration is now open for our 18th Annual Thrivent Financial Race For The ARK!

Register at & enter promo code ARKRUN17 for $5 off (Only 5K With & Without T-shirt registrations). Promo code expires May 31, 2017.

7:45 a.m. 5K start | 8:45 a.m. 1-mile start
206 Central Ave., Summerville, SC
Questions: 843-832-2357

For Questions, Sponsorship Information, Corporate Challenge Teams, and Youth Team Challenge Information —  Contact Megan Severn at

General Race Information

  • Course Records: 15:40 Male (2001) 17:51 Female (2007)                                                                                   $100 to the first male and female to break the course record
    Top Three Overall M/F, First Master (over 40, 50, 60, 70) M/F ribbons for all in the 1-mile age groups {top 3 M/F): 10 & under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54. 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 & over


  • RACE PACKETS can be picked up either the day prior to the race from 12 PM – 6 PM, or on Race Day from 6:30 AM – 7:30 AM. Pickup location is 206 Central Avenue in Summerville, at the St. Luke’s Fellowship Hall.
  • AWARDS CEREMONY:  Starts soon after the race.
    RESULTS: (chip timing)
    SAFETY: No pets permitted on the course. Headphones and wheeled strollers are discouraged.
    START: The race starts and ends at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church on 206 Central Ave. in Summerville; see map below for details. There are three water stations. The course is USATF certified (SC12043DW).

This is a RAIN or SHINE event.

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2016 Race For The ARK


Congratulations to Jackson Ellenburg of Summerville High School, our 5K first finisher and overall male winner with a time of 16:30! Congratulations also to Shannon Iriel and the top female finisher with a time of 19:53!

2016 Results

Thank you to all of our 2016 Sponsors

Thrivent Financial