People gathered in the Hazel Ruby McQuain Riverfront Park Friday to participate in the first ever “Rush 5K Run and Walk” in honor of Clay Battelle student, Sydney Rush.
Rush passed away in an automobile accident last fall. She was an active 4-H member, and her friends said she was very active in track which inspired them to hold the 5K race.
There were many friends, family, and others who joined in to honor her in the run. More than 400 people turned out to honor Rush in the run and walk combined.
“It's definitely an honor. Sydney and I were friends at 4-H camp when we were younger so it felt good to be able to run for a good cause,” said Zoey Vilasuso, runner.
“Everyone is really excited about it they're glad we can honor her memory by doing this all the proceeds we have will create a scholarship fund in her honor for 4H Camp at the county, and possibly the state level depending on how much we raise each year,” said Alex Rubenstein, Rush Run Volunteer.
Tickets for the "Rush Run and Walk" were $20 all proceeds from the race will go directly to a scholarship to help with college expenses for recipients of the “Sydney Rush Scholarship.”