Friday, March 21, 2014
The Fast and Furriest 5K Color Run/Walk was held on Saturday, March 15. This ‘paint’ race was the first of its kind in Georgetown County. Two local not-for-profit organizations, Saint Frances Animal Center and Georgetown County Family YMCA, collaborated their efforts in hosting “The Fast and The Furriest” 5K Color Run/Walk and Festival.
Participants who ran in this inaugural race were doused in powdered paint at various stations throughout the course. “It was such a blast”, remarked Amanda Young, “Our group had such an awesome time. We are so happy that we ran in this year’s race and we will definitely do it again next year.” Over 150 runners participated in the inaugural ‘The Fast and Furriest 5K Color Run/Walk’.
Many local runners entered the race in support of both non profits. Georgetown Native and 5K participant, Stella Law Ford, said, “The 5K was such a fun and colorful way of bringing Georgetown together for two great causes!!” The Fast and Furriest 5K Color Run/Walk raised over $5,000. Proceeds will be divided and distributed to the Saint Frances Animal Center and the Georgetown County Family YMCA.
The Fast and Furriest starting line was at the entrance to the Craven’s Grant Community in the Maryville subdivision. Runners and walkers were given paint packets to toss in the air before heading off on the un-timed 3.2 mile long route. The 5K participants whirled through several twists and turns on the picturesque route overlooking Winyah Bay to the finish line. Once runners crossed the finish line, they proceeded to the Carroll Campbell Marine Complex where there was a festival for the 5K runners, their families and four- legged companions.
Saint Frances Animal Center and Georgetown County Family YMCA would like to thank the following sponsors:
Floyd Law Firm
Great Lawns of Georgetown
James and Joan Crouch
The Big Tuna
Prudential Real Estate of Myrtle Beach
Atlantic Merchant Services
Ben’s Pest Control
Sully and Bay
Annie’s Grooming Tails
Georgetown County Park and Recreation
Tidelands Community Hospice
The Fast and Furriest committee would also like to thank the 5K participants, festival vendors and all of the volunteers who helped in making the inaugural ‘The Fast and the Furriest 5K Color Run/Walk’ a complete success.
The Fast and Furriest 5K Color Run/Walk and Festival will be held again in April 2015.
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