Scurry the Quarter promotes 4-H, healthful living

Published 8:01 pm Wednesday, October 18, 2017

SWAN QUARTER — Scurry the Quarter 5K is returning for a third year to help raise money for Hyde County 4-H Club.

Slated for Oct. 28, this year’s race will kick off at 6:30 p.m. at the O.A. Peay School building. As in years past, the course will begin at the school, travel down Main Street, turn left at the old courthouse, take another left onto Oyster Creek Road, and then make its way back to the school via Main Street.

Organizers worked to take things up a notch for the third-annual race, including hiring a DJ. Participants are still encouraged to wear costumes, and prizes will be awarded to those dressed in their best costume attire.

“We did have a conflict in our schedule last year with the hurricane,” said Lee Brimmage Jr., Hyde County 4-H agent for youth development. “It wasn’t like our usual turnout. … This year, we moved it to Saturday instead.”

Brimmage said the proceeds from the race go toward 4-H programs, including summer camps and enrichment supplies in schools, as well as bringing new programs to Hyde County, such as drone discovery and robotics.

“For us to, you know, provide those services and to be able to get leaders down here to lead those workshops,” Brimmage explained.

The Cooperative Extension also wants to promote healthful living and exercise to the 4-H families, he added.

“We just look forward to getting our kids and our parents in our county to get involved in healthy living,” Brimmage said. “It’s like a family fun run — get people together.”

Registration is $18 for youth 12 and under, and $25 for adults. Those interested can register the night of the race, but organizers encourage early registration to ensure each participant receives a T-shirt.

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