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    10th Annual MAD Dash 5K - April 22, 2023 - Surry Central High School

    The Tenth Annual MAD Dash 5K raised over $20,000 for Surry County School System students and teachers.  The race held on Saturday, April 22, 2023, and hosted by the Surry County Schools Educational Foundation, had almost 400 participants racing through the streets of Dobson, NC, with hundreds more volunteers and spectators cheering them on! 

    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.  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.  “Even with our rain delay, the day turned out to be a great day to run.”
    Hayco Construction, Jay’s Heating Air & Plumbing, and Renfro Brands were the Finish Line Sponsors.

    “This is a great event for our students and community!  The generous sponsor support we receive for this race will help students and teachers experience learning opportunities inside and outside the classroom,” said Dr. Travis L. Reeves, Superintendent of Surry County Schools.
    Congratulations to the first place overall male runners, first place, Freddy Hernandez (17:21.29), second place, Isaac Eller (19:54.19), and third place, Jackson Dunning (10:10.56), as well as the top three overall female runners, first place, Eliza Richardson (22:46.75), Maria Lluvia Garcia (22:52.25) and Deanne Fitzgerald (23:25.72).  Dr. John L. Gravitte, DDS, PA, was the medal sponsor.
    The Surry County Schools Educational Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization created by a group of local business and community leaders who are passionate about the education and the future of Surry County.  The Board of Directors is committed to providing enhanced learning opportunities for students that will position them to be ready to compete in a global market.