A one day event on Hilton Head Island, SC. The day will blast off with THE MEATBALL RUN, a 5K race culminating at Shelter Cove Community Park, the location for the Meatball Madness Fest.
Guests are invited to attend the BRAWL OF THE BALLS, a competition for local restaurants and organizations to battle to be titled the area's Best Meatball in 3 distinct categories. Lastly, for those who are willing to put their speed-eating skills to the test, we will have a fierce MEATBALL EATING CONTEST.
FOUR RECORD-BREAKING EVENTS.
Starting at 8:00am, runners and walkers, both young and old, will take part in the THE MEATBALL RUN - a fun and unique 5K to bring awareness to local hunger-relief efforts. Grab your friends to join you in the most appetizing fun run on Hilton Head Island. Don't miss this 5K race and ultimate record-breaking party.
Can you throw down a 'lotta meatballs? Carnivore speed-eaters: Do you have what it takes to win the championship belt, title and cash prize by being the fastest to eat 30 meatballs in the Meatball Eating Contest? Step up to the table for your shot at becoming a part of history!
There is no doubt that we live in a special community surrounded by immense beauty and wonderful people. But beyond the gates, the unspoiled beaches, and the pristine golf courses, Beaufort County is also home to large pockets of need and impoverishment. Many of our close neighbors are struggling with diverse issues and need assistance in many aspects of their lives.
This year, we are planning a BIG event to draw thousands of people in our community to come out and support us as we attempt to shatter The Guinness World Records™ for the Largest Meatball. Our goal in this? To raise funds and awareness for the hungry in our community.
The Italian-American Club of Hilton Head Island has been serving as a charitable non-profit organization for over 20 years on our island. Through our efforts, we have established the Italian Heritage Festival as a premiere family-friendly event in town. Each year, close to 4,000 people pass through our gates. Last year was our biggest fundraising year, with revenues exceeding $50,000. The money raised at the our events goes back into Beaufort County through charitable donations, sponsorships and earned scholarships.
Join us to make a difference.
We accomplish more together than we do alone.
Grab friends and family and run to make history with us!
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