7th Annual MAD Dash 5K & Fun Run Raises $20,000 for Educational Programs
The Seventh Annual MAD Dash 5K & Fun Run raised over $20,000 for Surry County School System students and teachers. The race held on Saturday, April 27, 2019, and hosted by the Surry County Schools Educational Foundation, had over 600 participants racing through the streets of Dobson, NC, with hundreds more volunteers and spectators cheering them on! This is the event’s largest number of participants since the race began.
The 5K began on the Surry Community College campus and finished at the 50-yard line of the Surry Central High School Rex Mitchell Track and Field. Dozens of children participated in a Fun Run following the 5K. Additionally, all 11 Surry County Schools elementary GROW (Go Run Our World) Strong Teams competed in the event. Each team goes through a 10-week training after school. The training not only prepares students to participate in the 5K but also teaches positive characteristics like determination, confidence, self-pride and race etiquette.
“Thank you to all of our participants and our sponsors for making this event successful. Surry Insurance, our Event Sponsor, is a great supporter of our Foundation and students,” said John Priddy, Foundation Chairperson. Renfro Corporation and Carolina Carports were the Finish Line Sponsors, and Allegacy Federal Credit Union and NC Granite Corp. were the Food & Drink Sponsors.
“The generous community and sponsor support we receive for this race will help students and teachers experience fantastic learning opportunities inside and outside the classroom,” said Dr. Travis L. Reeves, Superintendent of Surry County Schools. “We also want our community to have positive and healthy events to enjoy. The MAD Dash is a great event!”
Congratulations to the first place runner, Kevin Pack (17:33.2), second place, Lecrone Joshua (19:00.7), and third place, Landon Smith (19:31.3), as well as the top three female runners, Alaina Cruise (22:09.6), Ashley Sumner (22:19.7) and Amelia York (23:11.3). Traxx, the 2019 prize sponsor, presented a gift to the overall first place male and female winners.