The Lake Waccamaw Fatmucket Walk/Hike/Ruck has been postponed until May.
In an emailed announcement today, Joan McPherson said the event was delayed due to the recent death of Emily Perry. A State Park Ranger and volunteer with the event, Perry passed away Jan. 27. She was 34.
“As a mark of respect for her memory and to allow time for those affected to mourn and come to terms with this loss, we have decided to adjust the event schedule,” McPherson said in the email.
The event will be held May 11 at the State Park.
Registrations through Go-Time will be honored, but organizers ask that participants contact Go-Time if they cannot attend.
The Fatmucket is a personal fitness challenge with varying levels of difficulty, and will take place along the State Park trails from the Visitors center to the dam. A number of area non-profits will also have educational booths and kid’s activities at the visitors center during the event.
The event is named for the Waccamaw Fatmucket, a species of aquatic mussel only found at Lake Waccamaw.