Selected Community Events


Shamrock Scurry, 5K and 1 mile fun walk/run

Mar 9, 2013 8:00 am - 1 Mile Fun Run / Walk 8:30 am - 5K

Killearn United Methodist Church
The Shamrock Scurry, one of Tallahassee’s oldest races, is back at Killearn United Methodist Church, where it all started in 1981. The Five-Kilometer and One Mile Fun Run/Walk will be held at Killearn on March 9, 2013. The race typically occurs on a weekend near St. Patrick’s Day. The original course, which many in the running community remember as “good but tough” will be followed for most of the original course, and features the famed “Scurry Hill” around mile 2.

The course will begin on Shamrock and will feature a scenic route of residential areas and golf course.
This event, including a popular Pancake Breakfast afterward, was put on by KUMC for about 20 years, with all proceeds going to local charities and youth rehabilitation programs. It became one of the most popular 5K races in Tallahassee, with as many as 600 regional runners participating some years. The Scurry is known for providing prompt, accurate and complete race results.

Registration options range between $8 - $20. Registration forms are available online at

Awards for the 5K will be given to the top male and female overall finishers and the top 3 males and females in 5-year age groups. Awards for the 1 Mile Fun Run given to the top 3 male and female finishers .

All proceeds will benefit KUMC Mission Outreach Programs. Sponsorship opportunities are still available for corporate and business partners
Chris Smith
Killearn United Methodist Church