LCAHY Hosts May Day 5K Walk/Run

May 15th, 2021

The LowCountry Alliance for Healthy Youth hosted a 5K Walk/Run in Oyster Factory Park in downtown Bluffton, SC. Grey Anne Cummings, former President of Teens for Healthy Youth at Bluffton High, now a university sophomore, served as LCAHY’s USCB intern for the project.  LCAHY sponsors set up tables at the start/finish line and were also recognized via LCAHY’s website, May Day 5K T-shirt, and event flyer.  The title sponsor of the 2021 race was Beaufort Memorial Health Link for Children.  LCAHY Board and Teens for Healthy Youth members staffed the event.  In addition, a Teens for Healthy Youth member at Cross Schools developed the logo for the race.  Her drawing included a spring flower and read “Racing for a Healthier Community” as featured on the race shirt.  LCAHY’s inaugural race fundraiser had over 150 participants. Mayor Sulka of Bluffton attended the race. Overall, the event was very successful in helping LCAHY raise funds and create an awareness of the coalition and its vision to unite the community to promote positive choices for our youth.  LCAHY plans to host the walk/run annually as a way to raise funds and support the sustainability of LCAHY.  

Teens for Healthy Youth served as course marshals during LCAHY’s May Day 5K Race/Walk. Opening ceremony of LCAHY’s inaugural May Day 5K Race/Walk at Oyster Factory Park, Bluffton.

Participants of LCAHY’s May Day 5K begin the race.

May Day 5K Walk/Run flyer 2021.

THY volunteers at May Day 5K.LCAHY Board Member and local business owner, Tia Campanella, donated water for the race and Publix donated fruit.

LCAHY’s May Day 5K intern, Grey Cummings, presents race medal to one of the participants.

LCAHY’s youngest race winner receives her medal.

May Day 5K Sponsorship Banner.

Heritage Academy, one of the Gold Sponsors of the May Day 5K.

Logo for race designed by Teens for Healthy Youth member at Cross Schools.