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‘Glowing’ Dewberry Run raises $7,100

15-year total now $91,000 for sorority


Cart trails at Rockdale Country Club provided scenic ‘track’ for runners including kids 1K race which was held in twilight just after sundown. Cart trails at Rockdale Country Club provided scenic ‘track’ for runners including kids 1K race which was held in twilight just after sundown. A couple of hundred runners and walkers were “on the glow” Saturday at the Rockdale Country Club as Beta Sigma Phi’s 15th annual Dewberry Jam Fund Run shifted gears in a big way.

For the first time ever, the run was held at night, over golf cart paths at RCC, lit by glow sticks and, occasionally, by reflective clothing.

The run raised $7,100 for Beta Sigma Phi projects to improve the community. In its 15 years, the event has raised $91,000.

“It was a huge success,” Sharon McDaniel, sorority spokesperson, said. “We had about 235 entries,” she said.

It was a different event in other way, too.

Previous 5K events were competitive with winners announced in a variety of age groups.


It was fully dark when 5K runners and walks took to the cart trails, with the only light provided by glow sticks It was fully dark when 5K runners and walks took to the cart trails, with the only light provided by glow sticks This time around the “fun run” nature was emphasized. Times weren’t kept—a clock was at the finish line for serious runners— and no winners were announced other than top overall male and female finishers.

Top male finisher was Matthew Daugherty of Rockdale.

Laura Rodriguez of Cameron was the top female finisher.

Children’s 1K division winners were listed as follows:

BOYS

5-and-under—1. Zeb Skrhak; 2. Greyson Williams; 3. Kade Lillard.

Ages 6-7—1. Mason Lillard; 2. Brode Doege; 3. Brody Lillard.

Ages 8-9—1. Wyatt Windham; 2. Aiden Hirt; 3. Aiden Borrero.

Ages 10-12—1. Landon Towns; 2. Kade Marburger; 3. Creek Windham.

GIRLS

5-and-under—1. Ally Thomas; 2. Kady Bland; 3. Paisly Fisher.

Ages 6-7—1. Jacie Hartley; 2. Elizabeth Perry; 3. Molly Moody.

Ages 8-9—1. Emma Whitsel; 2. Madison Masek; 3. Averi Borrero.

Ages 10-12—1. Reina King; 2. Maddy Moody; 3. Brooklyn Wager.


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