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

The LowCountry Alliance for Healthy Youth (LCAHY) hosted its third annual May Day 5K Race/Walk. There were 200 runners/walkers that participated in the race, almost double from last year. 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 the LCAHY’s Community Board efforts, sponsors were solicited. Beaufort Memorial served as the title line sponsor for the third year in a row and The Pearl Restaurant was LCAHY’s finish line sponsor. LCAHY raised $11,354. The annual May Day 5K Race is a component of LCAHY’s sustainability plan. LCAHY plans to host the May Day 5K again during the town of Bluffton’s Mayfest.

A winner in the youngest youth division receives her May Day 5K medal.

Sixteen Teens for Healthy Youth staffed an informational table with THY Prevention Facts cards and served as volunteers at the race turns.

LCHAY board members staff informational table with prevention resources during LCAHY’s May Day 5K event at Old Oyster Factory Park.

LCAHY's flyer for the third annual May Day 5K Race with sponsors.

Beaufort Memorial the May Day 5K Race Title Sponsor for the last three years staffs a sponsor table.

David Martin, LCAHY board member and owner of Piggly Wiggly, donated bananas and Hargray donated water bottles.

LCAHY invited all community members of different ages and their dogs to race or run for a healthier community.


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