1st Annual Hyco Memorial 5K draws a crowd

ANDERSON CO., S.C. (WSPA) – The first annual Hyco Memorial 5K in Anderson was a success.

The event began at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday at the Anderson County Civic Center parking lot.

Over 250 people registered for the 5K, including some runners from Virgina and Illinois, according to Lisa Carter.

She says several local K-9 units were at the event.

Over 50 volunteers, including many from the local ROTC program, were also there, Carter says.

Top finishers in each category received custom-made trophies.

There were post-race activities, which included a band, lunch, and a new dog park being built to honor Hyco.

The park will be called Hyco’s Run and will be located off of Hwy 187S.

Personalized fence tags with dogs’ names were sold at the event. They will be placed on the dog park’s fence and will remain a permanent part of Hyco’s Run.

If you would like to buy a fence tag, click here or call (864) 225-9950.

Hyco Komfort K-9’s were also sold in an effort to keep Hyco’s memory alive, and in honor of Townville Elementary School, Carter says.

She says for every Hyco Komfort K-9 purchased, the Hyco K-9 Fund will donate a Hyco Komfort K-9 to a child affected by crime, violence, or other traumatic experience.

Hyco merchandise, including hats, dog bandannas, and decals were sold at the event as well. Hyco T-shirts were sold out.

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