It’s all for a good cause and takes place on Friday, April 1, 2016. The race ends with a huge party called the AfterScurry where we’ll have music, food, and plenty of adult beverages.
- OK, we can’t promise any additional power.
- We can promise a little prestige.
- You definitely get to gloat. Gloat on.
Impacting nearly 30,000 young people, Learning Is Cool is designed to encourage academic achievement in several public school districts in and around Cincinnati. Students who make the ”A” honor roll two quarters of the year are recognized each June at an end-of-year event at the Cincinnati Zoo with Marvin Lewis and several Bengals players.
Since its inception, the number of students on the ”A” Honor Roll in grades 1-8 of Cincinnati Public Schools has increased by 179%. (You don’t need to be a math whiz to know that’s awesome.)
Past Cincinnati Scurries have helped expand the program to additional school districts. Just by participating in the Scurry, you make a difference in the lives of local kids by encouraging them to do well in school.
- 1 team
Four people having the time of their lives, opportunity to change the lives of local kids, your logo on all participant shirts, a social media shout out, free entry to the AfterScurry.
- 2 teams
Team Sponsor benefits plus a second team of four, naming rights for the hub of your choice (e.g., “The OTR hub, sponsored by Acme Co.”), volunteer opportunities at the event.
- 2 teams
Same benefits as the Hub Sponsor except your company name is attached to the AfterScurry (“Welcome to the AfterScurry, sponsored by Acme Co.”)
- 3 teams
Team Sponsor benefits plus two additional teams of four, volunteer opportunities at the event, company name attached to the event (“The Cincinnati Scurry, presented by Acme Co.”).
Years of Scurrying
Karaoke Songs that Sounded OK
Public School Kids Impacted
Prior Years’ Results
Frequently Asked Questions
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Course & Activities
I’m not exactly what you’d call an athlete. Am I still going to have fun?You bet your dusty tennis shoes you will! Whether you run marathons just for giggles or consider the walk to the copier exercise, our events are designed for people of all shapes and sizes. You will be asked to boogie, jump, throw, and generally move around in strange ways, so do whatever you think is necessary to prepare for that.
What does the course look like?Wouldn't you like to know! We keep the course a secret until Scurry day, but we can tell you that each race includes Hubs (think the Riverfront, Clifton, Covington) where multiple challenges are completed. You'll take buses from each Hub to the next. All you really need to worry about is enjoying yourself!
What will we be doing?Like the course, we keep the events a secret, but in years past we've sung the national anthem at Great American Ballpark, sampled beer at the Moerlein Lager House, roller derbied, wrestled (fake) alligators at Newport Aquarium, tailgated with a fraternity, bowled, Segwayed, and much, much more. What will the next Scurry hold? You'll have to wait and see. We can only promise it will be fun. (We're sensing a theme here...)
What are the rules?There aren't many-mainly you have to follow your clues and listen to Scurry officials at each spot. You also have to ride the bus from Hub to Hub. Other than that, your #1 rule to follow is to have fun.
My boss is on the fence about sponsoring a team. How do I get him/her to say yes?When you pitch the idea, tell your boss the Scurry is 1) a great team building event, 2) gives your company a bunch of great promotion, 3) helps kids do better in school, and 4) a ton of fun. How can you say no to that?
Can I participate with friends, or is this a “Companies Only” thing?We welcome anyone and everyone to get a team of four people together-no need to be sponsored by a company. If the team price seems steep, we encourage fundraising!