Making a splash in Shell Rock: Splash Dash 5K raises funds for new pool

Runners get off to a fast start at the Splash Dash 5K in Shell Rock. (Bethany Carson photo.)

The heat Saturday didn’t stop around 70 runners from making a splash in Shell Rock Diving for Dollars’ first fundraiser, the Splash Dash 5K. Between the race and the 50/50 raffle on Sunday, the group raised over $2300 toward their goal: a new swimming pool for Shell Rock.

     “We’re a great small town here in Shell Rock, and we’ve got a lot of young families that live here, and we want to continue to bring young families in to Shell Rock, so who doesn’t love a brand new pool, especially when you have young kids,” said Corrie Ramige of the Diving for Dollars Committee.

     First to cross the finish line was Justin Marchant who finished with a time of 19:40 in spite of pushing a double stroller with his two kids. Right behind him was a W-SR Cross Country coach, Jason Milke.

     “It was a good race…” Milke said. “I think it’s a good fundraiser for the pool. I know a lot of my students work here at the Shell Rock pool.”


Read more in the July 5 edition of the STAR.