CLINTON — Runners and walkers participating in the 37th annual Clinton Community College B-rrry Scurry 4-mile Run on Saturday enjoyed chilly winter running weather with temperatures at 40 degrees at noon race time.
Winner of the female division was Mary Toohill of Davenport in a time of 26:31. Jessica Langford of Rockford, Illinois holds the B-rrry Scurry record of 23:21. Tyler Sullivan of Iowa City won his fifth CCC B-rrry Scurry in the male division with a time of 21:35. Bryan Glass of Geneseo, Illinois holds the record of 20:15.
More than 500 B-rrry Scurry participants enjoyed the fun atmosphere of the run, and they love the instant and accurate results that chip timing offers. More than 100 volunteers were inside and outside the college helping with registration, food and door prizes, and manning the course that runs throughout the historic neighborhoods of Clinton.
“It is because of the many dedicated volunteers and committed sponsors that the B-rrry Scurry continues to be a well-run race," said Race Director Ann Eisenman. "The true winners are our CCC students who will benefit from the B-rrry Scurry Scholarships.”
“Saturday was a great day for a run," she added. "The runners and walkers were smiling while running and walking in the brisk winter weather.”
The B-rrry Scurry record for coldest temperature was set in 1996 when the mercury dipped to 15 degrees below zero, with a wind chill reading of 55 degrees below zero.
In addition to the age-group awards, B-rrry Scurry also hosts a B-rrry Challenge for all businesses and organizations. The winners are determined by the number of people the respective organization has entered in the race. Winner of the Large Group (over 150 members) award was ADM. In the Small Group Challenge (less than 150 members), the winner was the River Front Running Gang.
The Mississippi River Challenge, sponsored by the Clinton Hy-Vee, offers participants of three Clinton races – the CCC B-rrry Scurry 4-Mile Run, the Pam Pray Memorial 4-Mile Run on April 8, and one of the three Clinton Half Marathon Races on Sept. 9 – the Mississippi River Challenge medal, a large commemorative medal.
There is no fee to participate; however, only the runners and walkers who complete all three races will earn the medal.
“We appreciate that Hy-Vee is supportive of the Mississippi River Challenge, and the effort to engage our citizens in community wellness," said Eisenman. "Thanks to Hy-Vee’s Chad Seely and his team at Hy-Vee, as well as the other races. Together, Clinton is a strong running community.”
Results for the B-rrry Scurry are available online at www.eicc.edu/brrry and https://results.chronotrack.com/event/results/event/event-35175.