Derby Dash 5K, Fun Walk raises $2,000 for FHS, Go Girls

Published 11:37 am Monday, June 11, 2012

Eighteen members of the Go Girls completed the 5K run at the Derby Dash. (photo submitted by Jennifer Davis)

The Second Annual Derby Dash 5K and Fun Walk was held recently at Derbyshire. Organizers said the event was a success, thanks to donations from the race sponsors, great weather and a supportive community. More than 100 people participated in the 5K and Fun Walk, and more than 160 people gathered for the Derby Dash Breakfast.
The Derby Dash was a fundraiser to benefit the Foothills Humane Society and Go Girls, a running club for fourth and fifth grade girls at Polk Central Elementary. Both groups were in attendance at the event. The Foothills Humane Society brought their “on the road team,” along with several dogs that were available for adoption.
The 5K race course took runners around the private lake at Derbyshire and onto the equestrian trails in the community. Eighteen members of Go Girls completed the 5K race this year.

More than 160 people participated in the Derby Dash 5K and Fun Walk this year. (photo submitted by Jennifer Davis)

In the spirit of the invitation to “Come Run, Walk or Eat,” everyone enjoyed a post-race breakfast provided by Good Life Catering of Greenville, S.C.
Following the breakfast, awards were distributed to the 5K overall and age group winners. 5K run participation certificates were also given to all members of Go Girls.
The overall male winner of the Derby Dash was 20-year-old Brett Morley, who finished with a time of 17:33.55. Sarah Harriman, 28, was the overall female winner with a time of 20:30.96. Full results, in addition to photos from the race, can be found at
The Derby Dash 5K and Fun Walk raised $2,000 for the Foothills Humane Society and Go Girls. Each group will receive a check for $1,000 to use for whatever purposes they choose.
Organizers said Derbyshire plans to continue this annual event and invites everyone to “Come Run, Walk or Eat” again next May.
For more information, contact the race director, Jennifer Dennis, at
– article submitted by Jennifer Davis

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