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The LowCountry Alliance for Healthy Youth Hosts Fourth Annual May Day 5K Race Fundraiser

The LowCountry Alliance for Healthy Youth (LCAHY) hosted its fourth annual May Day 5K Race/Walk.  There were over 200 runners/walkers that participated in the race. Medals were awarded to individuals and dogs at various age levels for first, second, and third place. The purpose of the May Day 5K Race is to unite the community to promote positive choices and healthy lifestyles for our youth by racing for a healthier community. LCAHY and Teens for Healthy Youth (THY), LCAHY’s Youth Coalition, staffed information tables to create an awareness of LCAHY and THY and provide prevention materials. THY members served as course marshals on the racecourse and staffed the refuel station. Through LCAHY’s Community Board efforts, sponsors were solicited. Beaufort Memorial served as the title line sponsor for the third year in a row and Going/Ward was LCAHY’s 2024 Finish Line Sponsor. This year Maginnis Orthodontics served as the Race Packet Sponsor. See the flyer below for a list of race sponsors. LCAHY raised about $11,000. The annual May Day 5K Race is a component of LCAHY’s sustainability plan. LCAHY will continue to host the May Day 5K in the morning before Mayfest begins. The Mayfest is a community festival coordinated by the Bluffton Rotary.

LCAHY Board members shared this flyer with community members to promote the race.

This flyer for the May Day 5K was posted on LCAHY’s social media and LCAHY’s website to thank LCAHY’s 2024 May Day 5K sponsors.  In-kind support included advertisements from local media outlets, sponsorship for T-shirts, and race refreshments for the refuel station.

A representative from Beaufort Memorial kicked off the May Day 5K Race.

LCAHY had more runners and walkers this year than previous years.

Teens for Healthy Youth Members who served as race court marshals and helped staffed the Teens for Healthy Youth Informational Table.

LCAHY Board members and LCAHY staff pictured at LCAHY’s informational table during May Day 5K.

Lux, a Gold Sponsor for the race, staffed a promotional table during the race.

Teens for Healthy Youth members distributed about 25 bags to race participants that included LCAHY and THY’s informational brochure, LCAHY’s Year-Round Rx Drop Box Location Fact Card, LCAHY’s Fentanyl Fact Card, and a Deterra bag.

THY member talks to a race participant to create awareness of the coalition and provides LCAHY’s resource bag.

LCAHY Chair presents the winner of the youth girls division with her medal.

The winner of the 50 plus age group receives her medal after the May Day 5k Race.

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