Sawyerville Day Camp 5K: For the Kids

Sawyerville Day Camp 5K: For the Kids Allison Kendrick

Each year, the Sawyerville Day Camp 5K draws professional runners and families, all turning out to support the Hale County summer camp and learning program, supported by the local community and the Episcopal churches of Alabama. This year’s 5K is set for this Saturday, Oct. 15.

The Sixth Annual Sawyerville Day Camp 5K, which takes place in Greensboro, is a major fundraiser for SDC, which hosted over 750 campers and nearly 370 staffers last year alone. Organizers anticipate a great turnout for the 5K - a certified Tuscaloosa Track Club Grand Prix event. But everyone is welcome to participate, according to Sawyerville Day Camp Executive Director for Development and Communications Claire Cotten.

“This is the perfect race for runners of all ability levels. Whether you’re 5 or 105, a trained marathoner or just beginning, this race meets everyone’s needs,” said Cotten. “There is also a [one-mile] color run for the kids.”

In addition to the Summer Day Camp for Hale County youngsters ages 6-14, Sawyerville also offers a Yellowhammer Learning Program: a five-week summer intensive study in reading, writing, math and science for rising 5th and 6th grade students. SDC 5K Coordinator Meg Byrd said the results are encouraging.

“Of the 31 students who attended, 14 grew by four or more reading levels, and 100 percent of the kids grew by one or more reading levels,” Byrd said.

The race course goes through scenic downtown Greensboro. Registration begins at 8 a.m., and the race will start at 9 a.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. To register, click here. You can also register by mail at:

905 Church Street

Greensboro, AL 36744

For more information about Sawyerville Day Camp, visit

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