The Lowcountry Alliance for Healthy Youth (LCAHY) is partnering with Beaufort Memorial Hospital to host its May Day 5K run, walk and jog May 15 in Bluffton. All ages are welcome, and runners may bring strollers and dogs.

The purpose of the event is to raise awareness and funds for the local organization that engages the community in preventing and reducing youth substance use and abuse and related risk behaviors

The race will begin at Oyster Factory Park and wind through the streets of Old Town before finishing at Oyster Factory Park. There will be five waves of 50 people to ensure safe distancing.

“It has been a tough year. I know people are ready to be social. This race is a perfect opportunity to have some fun and bring more awareness about LCAHY and what we offer our youth,” said LCAHY president Wendy Cummings.

The cost for the race is $30. T-shirts will be provided to all participants registered by May 4th. To register, go to  runsignup.com/Race/SC/Bluffton/BlufftonMayDay5K. Late registration and packet pick-up will be May 14 at Palmetto Running Company from 3 to 6 p.m. There will be no same day registration.

While the monies raised will help maintain LCAHY’s ongoing mission, it will also help fund its annual program that highlights an outstanding high school senior involved in the Teens for Healthy Youth clubs in local high schools.

For more information, email lcalliance4healthyyouth@gmail.com.