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Firecracker 5K Charity Partnership

Run for a cause with the Palmetto Running Company Hilton Head Firecracker 5K benefiting local charity partner, The Outside Foundation! Learn more about the race charity partner below.

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The Outside Foundation

Founded in 2014,The Outside Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit that strives to get kids outside and protect and preserve the local environment through programs and advocacy. To facilitate access to the outdoors for all kids,

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The Foundation organizes and provides scholarships for the Kids in Kayaks program, which aims to get every 7th grader in Beaufort County out kayaking. In addition, The Foundation coordinates custom outdoor and give-back programming with local schools and clubs.

In 2018, The Outside Foundation established the Oyster Recycling and Reef Building Initiative which has created an oyster recycling drop off location and collected over 52 tons of oyster shell. An oyster shell recycling route, volunteer oyster baggings and reef building are also supported and organized by The Outside Foundation. Additional activities include beach clean-ups, waterway clean-ups, and our annual Keep the Broad Creek Clean Festival – an educational fair for families!