October 30, 20219:00 a.m. (ET)


The Dunes House, Folly Beach County ParkCharleston, SC view on map


Susanna CrestettoSusanna.Crestetto@Lung.org843-556-8451

Together We've Raised…

  • Raised:

    Goal: $75,000.00


Our Run/Walk Safe Commitment

Our Run/Walk Safe Commitment includes spatial distancing, health screenings, sanitation protocols, and face masks.

The American Lung Association is committed to the health and safety of our participants and volunteers. We will continue to closely monitor public health conditions and CDC guidelines as we plan for the 2021 event.

Click here to download our Run/Walk Safe Commitment.

two women waving ribbons at a LUNG FORCE Walk

Let’s Get Moving

Join us on October 30th at Folly Beach for the 13th annual LUNG FORCE Run/Walk, the American Lung Association’s signature event to support and promote lung health. In previous years, the race was held on the street—this year, we will be running and walking the 5K on the beach! The race will begin at 9AM at the beach access located at The Dunes House at Folly Beach County Park and end with fundraising and race awards back at The Dunes House boardwalk.

It doesn't matter whether you run or walk: all are welcome at this year’s LUNG FORCE event. It’s a celebratory atmosphere for all ages and abilities.

There’s even a Walk Your Way virtual option for those who can’t make it to the event.

Lung cancer is the #1 cancer killer of both men and women in the U.S., and every five minutes a woman in this country learns she has lung cancer. Through the American Lung Association’s dedication to lung cancer research, lung cancer mortality rates have decreased by 11.5% since 2013. There’s still work to be done to raise awareness and the research funding needed to defeat lung cancer once and for all.

Funds raised through the 2021 South Carolina LUNG FORCE Run/Walk provides critical funds for our lung health programs, life-saving research and advocacy including our local Families Kickin’ Asthma program for children with asthma and their families, early detection initiatives, efforts for clean air in South Carolina communities, and lung disease research including our COVID-19 Action Initiative.

Register today and save your spot. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about this year's event.

Race Results:


Packet Pick-Up:

Friday, October 29 from 9am-5pm at the ALA office (44-A Markfield Drive).

Day of Event:

8:00 AM: Event Check-In and Day of Packet Pick-Up at The Dunes House
No day-of registration. Online registration will end at 8pm on Friday, October 29th.

  • New event location this year:
    The Dunes House, Folly Beach County Park
    1100 W Ashley Ave,
    Folly Beach, SC 29439

9:00 AM: Race Begins on the beach

Parking will be free at the parking lot next to The Dunes House located at Folly Beach County Park. Please stop at the parking gate on your way in to let the attendant know you are arriving for the race, and they will direct you to The Dunes House.

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Thank you to all our fundraisers!

Top Participants

    1. Raised $5000 Personal Gift Elaine Carew - $15,900.00
    2. Raised $5000 Personal Gift Shannon Skelly - $8,290.00
    3. Raised $5000 Personal Gift Jay Tiedemann - $5,490.00
    4. Raised $2500 Personal Gift Rebecca Balitsaris - $3,770.00
    5. Raised $2500 Personal Gift TJ Thompson - $3,000.00
    6. Raised $1000 Personal Gift Barry Brinson - $2,175.00
    7. Raised $1000 Personal Gift Susanna Crestetto - $1,260.00
    8. Raised $1000 Personal Gift Katrina Taylor - $1,260.00
    9. Raised $1000 Personal Gift Mitchell Gilbert - $1,117.00
    10. Raised $1000 Margaret Youngs - $1,110.00

    Top Teams

      1. Lung(ing) for the win! - $16,470.00
      2. Friends of Finlay - $8,515.00
      3. Tikkun Olam - $5,960.00
      4. Air Patrol - $4,935.00
      5. Born to Breathe - $3,770.00
      6. Team Z-Man - $2,771.00
      7. The Pluff Mud Plodders - $2,275.00
      8. Lung Distance Runners - $2,166.00
      9. RSFH | Every Breath You Take. We will walk with you! - $1,545.00
      10. Team Folly - $1,490.00

      Why We Need You

      Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer deaths among women and men. Someone is diagnosed with lung cancer every two minutes and 14 seconds. 4 in 5 of those diagnosed will ultimately die of the disease.

      Why We're Hopeful

      More Americans than ever are surviving lung cancer. The survival rate has increased by a dramatic 13% to 22.6% in the last 5 years. Your support will help us continue the progress in our efforts to defeat lung cancer.



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