25 Mar Organizers postpone Toad Suck Daze Race
Officials with the Toad Suck Daze Race, presented by Conway Regional Health System, have announced postponement of this year’s event in light of the COVID-19 health crisis.
According to a Facebook post on the race page, “Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, we are postponing the 2020 Toad Suck Daze Run until a later time.”
Those with questions about the race were directed to toadsuckrun.com.
The Kiwanis Club of Conway is the organizer of the event, which includes a Tadpole Trot for Kids, a 5K and 10K. This is the 37th year for the Toad Suck Daze Run.
The event has raised more than $400,000 for local non-profit organizations. Beneficiaries for this year’s race are:
Boys and Girls Club of Faulkner County
Children’s Advocacy Alliance
Community Service Inc.
HAVEN (Help for Abuse Victims in Emergency Need)
Main Stage EdUCAtion Series at Reynolds Performance Hall
Milestone Services Inc.
The Toad Suck 10K was started by the Conway Kiwanis Club in 1982 and held in conjunction with the Toad Suck Daze Festival. In 1984, First National Bank of Conway (now Regions) began a race in memory of a fellow employee, Randy Baker, who died of cancer. The Randy Baker 8K was conducted for two years, with proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society.
In 1986, the Conway Kiwanis Club approached Regions Bank, and the two races were combined. The Kiwanis Club Toad Suck Daze Run continues to be held in memory of Randy Baker, with proceeds benefiting non-profit agencies in the Faulkner County community.