Come out and enjoy the first morning of fall by getting some fresh air and exercise at the second annual Tiger Pack & Tiger Trail Fun(d) Run on Saturday morning, September 22nd. This is a community event with activities for all ages and levels of fitness. The morning activities include a 0.5 mile “Walk with the Doc” through the Tiger Trail with Drs. Heather Martin and Celeste Miller-Parish, a 1.5 mile walk and a 5-K run through the Tiger Trail and across the school campus and a 1.5-mile Tiger Challenge for all elementary-age children. The Tiger Challenge is a competition between teams from K-6th grade.  Teams will complete a series of team challenges that earn them Tiger Pack items. The first team from grades K-3rd and from 4th-6th to finish the course with complete Tiger Packs will win a pizza party for their grade. A pizza party will also be held for the grade with the largest team.

The purpose of the Tiger Pack & Tiger Trail Fun(d) Run is to promote use of the Tiger Trail as a community resource for fitness, education and general enjoyment and to raise money for our local Tiger Pack ministry. Tiger Packs provide weekend meals throughout the school year to children from Scotland County Elementary School, HeadStart and Early Childhood Development with numbers of those served weekly ranging from approximately seventy to ninety-five students. Financial support for Tiger Packs comes entirely from our local community with local churches, school and service organizations, and individual donors being our greatest contributors. With the help of J’s Foods selling items at cost, donations of peanut butter and crackers from our churches, and the Northeast & Central Missouri Food Bank allowing surplus items from monthly food distribution to be given out in Tiger Packs, we have been able to provide Tiger Packs locally at a fraction of the cost of comparable statewide programs.

Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. and activities will start at 8 a.m. with “Walk with the Doc” (no fee or registration required). The 5-K run (timed event), 1.5-mile walk and Tiger Challenge will all begin at 8:30 a.m. Registration and an entry fee are required for these events. Come out and enjoy the first day of fall and support a worthy cause. Drinks and refreshments will be available to all participants, helpers and even to those who would just like to come out and show their support. Mark your calendars and pray for a beautiful fall morning. Registration forms are available at the Scotland County Health Department, the First Baptist Church of Memphis and online at and look under Resources for Documents to Download. For more information contact Dan Hite at (660) 465-2060.