Crossing the Finish Line!

photo of man staring towards a firework show

*Phew!* The pictures are posted, the video completed and we have officially cross the finish line on another incredible Midsummer Night’s Run!

And y’all… this was one for the books.

Saturday, August 12th – aka Race Day – illustrated the AMAZING community effort and collaboration inspired the kids benefiting local education.

Photo of kids running in Midsummer nights run

Over 150 kids joined in on the Fun Run, while cheerleaders from all city and county schools brought the pep to push them towards their finish line!

The 5K hosted nearly 200 runners – some sprinting and some strolling.

Runners racing in a hometown race

mother pushing stroller in the midsummer nights run

Arguably the biggest motivation to finish the race was the Jim-N-Nicks barbecue, Steel City Pops and FUN waiting for racers and their families afterward! 😉

Server serving bbq from Jim-N-Nicks


And all spectators, runners, supporters and participants were treated to music + fireworks to top off the night!

Fireworks show after a hometown race event

With another race and another community collaboration in the books, we’re reflecting on how grateful the bank is for such a massive showing of support for this year’s Midsummer Night’s Run.

All money raised is #forthekids and goes to benefit The Blount County Education Foundation and The Oneonta Foundation for Educational Resources.

So thank you, to each and every one of you who made this year’s event so successful and so special.