May the 4th Be With You 5k: A Galactic Celebration of Music and Community

On May 4th, the South Carolina Philharmonic hosted the 2nd annual Star Wars Day “May The 4th Be With You” 5k run/walk, held at Saluda Shoals Park. Participants of all ages gathered to embark on a cosmic journey through the scenic trails, embracing the spirit of the iconic Star Wars franchise.

The event offered more than just physical activity; it was a celebration of music, community, and the enduring legacy of Star Wars. Attendees were treated to an array of food and beverages, ensuring that both Jedi and Sith alike were well-fueled for their adventure. Live music filled the air, featuring a special performance by talented SC Phil musicians, adding a symphonic touch to the festivities.

Beyond the thrill of the race and the excitement of live music, the event served a noble purpose—to keep music alive in our communities. Proceeds from the event support the SC Philharmonic’s programs, which provide access to music education for underserved youth, special needs individuals, and anyone who seeks the joy of music.

In bringing together music lovers, Star Wars enthusiasts, and fitness enthusiasts alike, the May the 4th Be With You 5k exemplifies the power of community and the universal language of music.

For more information about the South Carolina Philharmonic and their upcoming events, please contact them at 803-771-7937 or visit their office at 1704 Main Street, Suite 100 in downtown Columbia.

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