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Go Leo Go 5K

Join us for the 6th Annual Go Leo at the beautiful Saluda Shoals Park! This is an event for everyone with a 5k race, 1 mile family walk and a Lionheart Dash for special and exceptional athletes. Proceeds benefit Leo’s Pride Foundation. Halloween costumes encouraged with post-race games and activities! Leo's Pride Foundation began as a simple prayer/support page for Leo Bugenske, and has grown into a foundation that supports children and families affected by childhood diseases and disorders. We help provide durable medical equipment required for safe day to day activities and LEO grants for accessible vehicles. We are also advocates for an inclusive world where all children (and adults) are included and given the opportunity to participate. We have recently partnered with Saluda Shoals park to help raise funds for a universally inclusive playground for all ages and abilities. We are grateful for your support, and look forward to seeing you at the race as we continue to build a more inclusive community together!

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Important Details

Date: Saturday, October 26, 2019
Time: 7:00 am: Race Day Registration begins
7:30 am: Shirt Pickup
8:30 am: Race begins
8:45 am: 1-mile Family Walk
Leo’s Birthday Celebration begins after the Lionheart Dash and awards
Cost: $30: 5K Race and Family Walk
$15: Kids 12 and under
Free: Lionheart Dash
Location: Saluda Shoals
6071 St. Andrews Road, Columbia, SC 29212
Please note, this is the new East Side Park Entrance
Deadlines: Online registration for the 5K Race and Family Walk closes on October 24, 2019
Timing: The race will be officially timed

  • You must register by October 18 to receive a t-shirt on race day
  • Race participation is not required to donate
  • If you have any questions or concerns, please email Meredith Bugenske

    Please note: If you are unable to attend, Meredith cannot set aside your tshirt for you. Please have a friend pick up your shirt if you are not able to make the event.


    Corporate and Individual sponsorships are available for the Go Leo Go 5K. For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please download the Sponsorship Form.


    Volunteers are needed in all areas for the Go Leo Go 5K. If you would like to volunteer, please email Anne Scott.

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