38th Annual B-rrry Scurry
Runners and walkers participating in the 38th annual Clinton Community College B-rrry Scurry 4-mile Run on Saturday, February 2 enjoyed a reprieve from the Polar Vortex as temperatures jumped to 50 degrees at Noon race time.
Winner of the female division was Rebecca Mallon of Lisbon, IA in a time of 25:23. Jessica Langford of Rockford, IL holds the B-rrry Scurry record of 23:21. Isaiah Ditta of Chebanse, IL won his first CCC B-rrry Scurry in the male division with a time of 21:34. Bryan Glass of Geneseo holds the record of 20:15.
B-rrry Scurry participants numbered almost 500 after weeks of record setting frigid temperatures in the Midwest. Runners and walkers enjoyed the fun atmosphere of the race. And they love the instant and accurate results that chip timing offers. More than 100 volunteers inside and outside the college helped with registration, food and door prizes, and manning the course which runs throughout historic neighborhoods of Clinton. Race Director Ann Eisenman commented, “What a wonderful running community Clinton is! The hearty runners and walkers enjoyed a warm jaunt after weeks of subzero temps. And the many dedicated volunteers assure the B-rrry Scurry is a well-run race. Of course, the true winners are CCC students who will benefit from the B-rrry Scurry Scholarships!” Eisenman commented about the weather, “Saturday was a great day for a run. After record low temperatures and wind chills of 50 below zero, running in 50 degrees felt fantastic!”
The B-rrry Scurry record for coldest temperature was set in 1996, when the mercury dipped to 15 degrees below zero, with wind chill at 55 degrees F below zero.
In addition to the age-group awards, B-rrry Scurry also hosts a B-rrry Challenge to 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 Colony Brands. In the Small Group Challenge (less than 150 members), the winner was the Riverfront Running Gang.
The 4th Annual 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(April 7), and one of the three Clinton Half Marathon Races(September 8), - the beautiful Mississippi River Challenge medal, a large commemorative medal. There is no fee to participate, however only the runners and walkers that complete all three races will earn the medal. This is a great incentive for people to demonstrate their commitment to improved health. All three races will benefit from this partnership. Clinton Community College B-rrry Scurry Race Director Ann Eisenman. “This is the 4th year Hy-Vee has sponsored the Mississippi River Challenge. We appreciate their support and the effort to engage our citizens in community wellness. 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-45605