Chilling at annual Chilly Bean Run

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Photo above: Several participants in the Chilly Bean Run brought their dogs. This boy’s pup seemed to be ready to get things in high gear at the start of the race on Lady’s Island. Photos by Bob Sofaly.

The Annual Chilly Bean Run attracted more than 300 runners last Saturday on Lady’s Island.
The Annual Chilly Bean Run attracted more than 300 runners last Saturday on Lady’s Island.

More than 300 runners showed up for Beaufort Academy’s Fifth Annual Chilly Bean Run fundraiser on Coosaw Point on Lady’s Island on Saturday, Feb. 3 from South Carolina and Georgia for the certified 5K and 10K races. There were also fun races with pets involved, and the post-race party featured chili, live music and craft beer. A portion of this year’s race will also benefit CAPA in Beaufort.

Michelle Hiers proudly displays her participation medal for finishing the run. Hiers said she completed her 5K run in 33 minutes.
Michelle Hiers proudly displays her participation medal for finishing the run. Hiers said she completed her 5K run in 33 minutes.
Mandy Burgin, co-chairperson of the Fifth Annual Chilly Bean Run, makes sure there is plenty of bottled water and fresh fruit for the runners.
Mandy Burgin, co-chairperson of the Fifth Annual Chilly Bean Run, makes sure there is plenty of bottled water and fresh fruit for the runners.
Lead guitarist Tim Devine, left, of the Machete Flats Blues Quartet picks a tune while the rest of the band — Steve Aldred, drums; Adam “Sushi” Graynade, bass; and Kirk Dempsey, guitar — joins in.
Lead guitarist Tim Devine, left, of the Machete Flats Blues Quartet picks a tune while the rest of the band — Steve Aldred, drums; Adam “Sushi” Graynade, bass; and Kirk Dempsey, guitar — joins in.

It wouldn’t be a Chili Bean Cookoff without the chili. Here, Ozzy Quintanilla, gets a sample of from volunteer Ashley Lyda while Tammy Gates, left, cleans up a spill.
It wouldn’t be a Chili Bean Cookoff without the chili. Here, Ozzy Quintanilla, gets a sample of from volunteer Ashley Lyda while Tammy Gates, left, cleans up a spill.

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