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Whimsical SRS Relay Race Brings Joy to those in Need this Holiday Season

December 23, 2015

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SRS contractor employees compete in the fifth annual “Dash for Bikes, Walk for Trikes” relay race, which has raised $25,000 for the Savannah River Site’s Toys for Tots campaign.

Dozens of contractor employees at the Savannah River Site (SRS) recently combined zany fun with athletic competition to create a race like no other, all for a good cause. Each year, the “Dash for Bikes, Walk for Trikes” relay race raises thousands of dollars to purchase bicycles and tricycles for the SRS Toys for Tots campaign.

According to event founder, environmental geologist Jeff Ross, this was the fifth Dash for Bikes, Walk for Trikes race held at the SRS training track. “Most teams wear some sort of costumes, each team with their own theme,” said Ross. “At this point, I feel like we’ve pretty much seen it all, from Christmas elves and super heroes to a bridal party; last year the fire department even ran in full gear wearing air tanks. I’m always impressed with the creativity and enthusiasm displayed by our contestants.”

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