The South County High School Band has announced the Inaugural Twilight Rock-n-Run 5K Race that will take place on Saturday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m.
As the sun begins to set, runners will take their mark outside the SCHS stadium on Silverbrook Road. The course has runners loop behind the school, down Laurel Crest Drive, around South County Middle School and return to the stadium to finish as spectators cheer them on. The South County Marching Stallions will also be at the stadium to provide encouragement and entertainment. They will perform their 2014 Halftime Show “Mirage” for race goers. Awards will be given to the top three runners in each age and gender category.
All proceeds from the evening will benefit the work of the SCHS Band Boosters and TurfSoCo. The SCHS Band Boosters are a nonprofit entity charged with providing additional revenue to develop a successful fine arts education for all students in the band at both South County High and Middle Schools. The SCHS Band Boosters raise funds for new instruments, instrument maintenance, uniforms, music rights, entry fees to competitions, transportation, and music assistant fees. TurfSoCo is raising money to bring synthetic turf to the community which will save money in maintenance, increase player safety, enable use in all weather and enable SCHS to host playoff, tournament, and championship games.
“We are looking forward to hosting this inaugural event and working with the SCHS athletic community to raise money for such a worthy cause,” said Band Director Gary English.
The evening will include a South County Pep Band performance, a Kids Rock–n-Fun Run for 12 and under, a Zumba with Tommi warm up, and a performance by the SCHS Marching Stallions. Runner registrations are currently being accepted at Imathlete.com
The South County Band Boosters plan to host this 5k race as an annual event for many years to come. “This is a perfect opportunity for the Band to host a fun community event while also doing some important fundraising for South County”, said English. “We expect to grow this event into a premier community happening.”