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Join us as a Sponsor or Vendor of Aiken Electric Cooperative’s Touchstone Energy Annual RUN UNITED event.
Photos from RUN UNITED races.
AIKEN, S.C., August 4, 2021 – Aiken Electric Cooperative, Inc. (AEC) will be canceling their 10th anniversary RUN UNITED 5K, 10K and Half Marathon scheduled for October 9.“We are erring on the side of caution due to the uncertainty with the COVID-19 virus and want to ensure our workforce, volunteers and participants are safe. We are optimistic that the event and festivities will be safe to convene April 30, 2022,” announced Aiken Electric CEO Gary Stooksbury.
The April races will still include the same exciting features to celebrate the event’s tenth year, including limited-edition medals and t-shirts for runners, redesigned course routes including a trek down famous South Boundary Avenue, and appearances from retired NFL player Michael Dean Perry, music artist Beth Spangler, Miss SC, Miss Teen SC, and Havird Usry of Food Network.
“RUN UNITED is an incredibly important fundraising event to benefit United Way of Aiken County, as well as one of our favorite ways to unite our community,” says Race Director Keyatta Priester. “Although the race is postponed, they are still in need of our community’s support, and AEC is committed to doing our part,” she added.
Those who have already registered can choose to donate their entry fee to United Way to assist with their mission to improve lives in the community. Registrants can also defer their registration until April or receive a full refund. Sponsors may also choose to give their contribution as a donation to United Way or sponsor next year’s event.
Additional details about RUN UNITED can be found on the event’s Facebook page.
Aiken Electric, a Touchstone Energy cooperative, is a not-for-profit, member-owned utility that strives to provide reliable, competitively priced energy and other services desired by its members. The co-op serves more than 48,000 customers in a nine-county area. Aiken Electric Cooperative, Inc. is an equal opportunity provider and employer.