The Sweet Escape 5K is a fundraiser for the South Carolina Youth Diabetes Association (SCYDA). Every summer SCYDA hosts two camp sessions serving children in the tri-state area. These sessions, dubbed Camp Sweet Escape, were created to allow Type 1 children the ability to enjoy a normal summer camp experience surrounded by others with Type 1 while promoting diabetes education and ensuring their safety. Each session campers are surrounded by a team of counselors (many who are Type 1 as well), doctors, nurses, and other medical staff. Many of our campers are the only Type 1 Diabetic in their family, school or community so these sessions provide instant connections and build life-long bonds. CSE sessions have traditionally been five-day, four-night camps serving close to 100 campers at each session.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been difficult for non-profit organizations to secure donations. Funds raised by the Sweet Escape 5K will directly benefit CSE.
The run will be held Saturday, February 12, 2022, starting at 8:00 AM at the Jenkins County Courthouse – 611 E Winthrope Ave, Millen, GA 30442.
There will also be a 1Mile Fun Run/Walk held before the 5K.
Registration starts at 7:00 AM
8:00 AM – 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk ($15 early registration; $20 day-of-race registration)
8:30 AM – 5K Run ($25 early registration; $30 day-of-race registration)
**DAY-OF-RACE REGISTRATIONS are NOT guaranteed a t-shirt**
THIS IS A RAIN OR SHINE EVENT.