The fourth annual United Way “Be a Hero” 5k and Fun Run was held on March 4 in downtown Durant. Joshua Carsey from the Boys and Girls Club sang the national anthem before the race began.
The serious, competitive, novice runner on the 5K route enjoyed a morning of competition and beautiful weather. Adults and children tackled the mile fun run with enthusiasm. The race grew to more than 150 one-mile runners and 279 5Krunners, 429 participates. Overall, first place male was Dylan Gaskill with a time of 18:09 and Morganne Kemp was the overall first place female with a time of 21:59.
Bryan County United Way is a nonprofit that raises money to fund eight local nonprofit agencies. Funds raised help the eight agencies provide food, transportation locally, hot lunches for our senior citizens, advocate for abused children, and provide a better quality of life for our challenged children, a safe haven for children needing a place to sleep and possibly a hotel room for a homeless family. A portion of the money raised this past Saturday made it possible for several children in our community to experience Camp Goddard along with their friends this week.
United Way serves all of Bryan County. If you are a rural school and have needs for any of your students, contact Pam Robinson at 580-931-7147.
Submitted by Bryan County United Way.