Raceway to host Terrance Carraway 5K
Nearly a year has passed since the tragic death of City of Florence Police Sgt. Terrence Carraway.
Carraway, a lifelong resident of Darlington, was killed in the line of duty on Oct. 3, 2018, but his memory continues to live on and his hometown track, Darlington Raceway, wants to continue to honor him for years to come.
On Nov. 1, the track will host its second consecutive 5K event, but this time with a new name. The event will now be titled the Terrence Carraway Memorial 5K, with proceeds from the event benefiting the Terrence F. Carraway Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit, which is raising donations for a new South Carolina Fallen Officers Memorial Park in his honor.
The goal of the Memorial Park, located on Main Street in Darlington, will be to honor fallen South Carolina police officers and canines that lost their lives in the line of duty.
Slated to begin at 6:30 p.m., the Terrence Carraway Memorial 5K will run under the lights at Darlington Raceway.
“We’re excited to bring back the 5K event to Darlington Raceway. It’s our honor to rename the event the Terrence Carraway Memorial 5K and have the proceeds benefit the Terrence F. Carraway Foundation,” track President Kerry Tharp said. “We encourage runners of all ages to register early for this event and enjoy a unique experience running under the lights, while contributing to a worthy and meaningful cause.”
Participants may pre-register online for the event for a fee of $25 per participant at www.DarlingtonRaceway5K.itsyourrace.com/register/. Day-of registration will be $30 per person.
Packet pickup for the 5K will be available on Thursday, Oct. 31, at the Darlington Raceway Museum, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. or on event day at the track beginning at 5 p.m.
The 5K course will start and end at the start-finish line of the race track. All participants will receive a t-shirt for running in the event.