When do we Scurry?

April 7, 2017

What is the Scurry?

It’s a spectacular dash around Greater Cincinnati that will test your speed, teamwork, problem-solving, trivia knowledge, geographical awareness, and embarrassment threshold. 4-person teams race against each other to complete tasks at various locations around town to win power1, prestige2, and gloating rights3. (If this reminds you of a certain TV show, you’re on the right track.)

It’s all for a good cause and takes place on Friday, April 7, 2017. The race ends with a huge party called the AfterScurry where we’ll have music, food, and plenty of adult beverages.

  1. OK, we can’t promise any additional power.
  2. We can promise a little prestige.
  3. You definitely get to gloat. Gloat on.

Why do we Scurry?

The Cause

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.

Find out more about Learning Is Cool.


From the Mouths of Scurriers Past

  • I had an AMAZING time at the Scurry.
  • You all did a really awesome job putting this all together. (awww, thanks!)
  • Best Friday afternoon ever!
  • A perfect blend of physical, mental, and talent competition.
  • I’ve never had so much fun and experienced so much of Cincinnati's culture.
  • I’m pretty sure Murray Scurry stole one of my beers.


  • 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.”).


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Scurries Past

Years of Scurrying

Total Participants

Karaoke Songs that Sounded OK

Public School Kids Impacted

Award Categories


This is based on time and bonus points. It’s for the scurriers out there that are getting up at 4:30am to practice beer-drinking games, whiffle ball, and silly Cincinnati trivia. Take no prisoners.


This is based on ratings by our Scurry Officials on things like attitude, camaraderie, and creative team names and uniforms. Teams can earn additional points by posting team photos on social media.


This is based on fund raising, including team or friend donations to LIC and AfterScurry attendees. The winner of this award also gets a LaRosa’s pizza party for their partner school, which the team can even attend!

Where it all started


TiER1 Performance Solutions is a company based in Covington, Kentucky that helps organizations improve their performance by improving the performance of their people. We started doing Scurry-like events as a company as a way to get to know each other within TiER1, then turned it into an event we could invite our friends to while raising money for a local charity – the Cincinnati Scurry. With learning at the heart of TiER1’s mission, we are proud to partner with MLCF and their Learning Is Cool program. (We were also hoping to meet some Bengals, so there’s that.)


We all know Coach Lewis through his day job, but he’s also a tireless community activist and youth advocate. Marvin and Peggy Lewis founded the Marvin Lewis Community Fund in 2003 to serve and protect the needs of Cincinnati-area children. Since then, the MLCF has created a number of super-cool programs, from Learning Is Cool and scholarship funds to football camps and breast cancer awareness campaigns.

Prior Years’ Results


1st Place


2nd Place

AMIG (Modern Day Heroes)

3rd Place

AMIG (Amigos)


1st Place


2nd Place

Cincinnati Reds

3rd Place

Cincinnati Bell (Team 2)


1st Place


2nd Place

Local 12

3rd Place



1st Place


2nd Place

Madison Wealth

3rd Place

Trophy Awards

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.

Signing Up

  • 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!

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TiER1 Performance Solutions
100 E. RiverCenter Blvd. Suite 100
Covington, KY 41011

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