– Clinton Community College will host the 39th Annual B-rrry Scurry 4-Mile Run on Saturday, February 1, 2020. Runners and walkers love the B-rrry Scurry race day atmosphere! The route is flat and fast with chip timing and instant results, and the post-race party is legendary – all part of the reasons runners call the B-rrry Scurry “one of the best little races in the Midwest!” Proceeds of the race benefit CCC students through B-rrry Scurry scholarships. Registration is available at www.eicc.edu/brrry or stop in to CCC, 1000 Lincoln Blvd., Clinton, to pick up a form.
Hear more about the event in this conversation with Race Director Ann Eisenman hosted by KROS’s Dave Vickers
The CCC B-rrry Scurry is the first race in the Clinton area Mississippi River Challenge. Participants of three Clinton races – the CCC B-rrry Scurry 4-Mile Run, the Pam Pray Memorial 4-Mile Run(April 5), and one of the three Clinton Half Marathon Races(September 14), will earn the 5th annual Mississippi River Challenge medal, a large commemorative medal.
The B-rrry Scurry begins at Noon at the college, 1000 Lincoln Blvd., Clinton. Runners and walkers are invited to participate. No pets or strollers are allowed on the race course. Packet Pickup is Friday, January 31 from 3 – 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 – 11:30 a.m.
Prize money is awarded to the male and/or female that sets a new B-rrry Scurry course record on the out-and-back flat-and-fast course. Jessica Langford of Rockford, IL holds the women’s record in a time of 23:21. Bryan Glass of Geneseo holds the record of 20:15.
All B-rrry Scurry participants receive the official, originally-designed TECH race shirt (runners LOVE this shirt!), have their names listed in the Clinton Herald, are eligible for some great door prizes, free refreshments after the race, and entry into the post-race party scheduled to begin following the B-rrry Scurry Awards Ceremony at Legends Sports Bar, 2118 Harrison Drive, Clinton. Legends will also feature LIVE music from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Special medallions bearing the image of B-rrry Bear, the official race mascot, are presented in 15 age divisions for both men and women, including the 80 + age category. The B-rrry Challenge encourages area businesses and organizations to get involved while competing for the top award.
The most fascinating aspect of the B-rrry Scurry is the weather. February temperatures have ranged from 35 degrees below zero to 60 degrees above zero. Everyone is encouraged to dress in layers to keep warm in the chilly temps.
The B-rrry Scurry race volunteers number more than 100. These dedicated folks are so appreciated for their commitment to the B-rrry Scurry, Clinton Community College, and the community. Anyone interested in volunteering for the B-rrry Scurry is encouraged to contact Clinton Community College at 563-244-7001. To register, visit our website at www.eicc.edu/brrry or come to the college with your registration form.