Stuffing Strut 2019 Raises Nearly $15,000 For Area Non-Profits

Thursday, November 28, 2019

225 runners and walkers kicked off their Thanksgiving by competing in the seventh annual Stuffing Strut 5K at Chester Frost Park.

Mother Nature provided the perfect backdrop for a run or stroll through one of Hamilton County’s most beautiful parks, for the pet- and stroller-friendly timed race that kicked off at 8:30 a.m. The overall female winner Machen Birhle clocked in at 26:42. The overall male winner Max Blevins finished in 18:44.

In addition to race registrations, silent action items ranging from a family five pack of tickets to the Tennessee Aquarium, to season tickets to the UTC Mocs men’s basketball team, to a $50 gift certificate to Fast Break Athletics on Chattanooga’s North Shore added an additional $250 to five local charities.

Board President Amy Katcher was thrilled with the day’s turnout. She said, “We had 123 runners and walkers take part in last year’s Stuffing Strut, so when I took the reins I was just hoping for a near match of that total. When I found out 225 Hamilton County residents turned out to support us on Thanksgiving morning, I was blown away.”

The Stuffing Strut’s non-profit beneficiaries are partner organization Northside Neighborhood House, the Jim Wilson Fund at Soddy Daisy Middle School, Eagle Academy (an after school program) at North Hamilton County Elementary, Dallas Bay Volunteer Fire Department’s Santa Fund, and the Soddy Daisy Food Bank— which also sent representatives to pick up donated canned goods from the 225 runners and walkers.

Board members hope to meet soon to get the race proceeds to the non-profit recipients during the month of December.


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