Going the “Extra Mile”…

Call it camaraderie, call it being a team-player or just call it a love for the individuals they serve each day, the staff at Vivian B. Adams School often goes beyond the “call of duty.”

Very early Saturday morning, October 1st, fourteen VBAS staff members arrived at Ed Lisenby Lake to help with the 26th Annual Claybank 5K.  Many thanks to:

  • Belinda Carr, LaKecia Frazier, Cheryl Bell, Shryl Lightner, Diana Deter, Monica Moten, Regina Bean, Melissa Straw, Heidi Hasselberg, Aubrey Corey, Renea Fuller, Hannah Parker, Kathy Brooks, and Brandy Carr
  • Staff member, Bill Meyer, not only entered the race himself, he walked with several VBAS individuals who entered and actually pushed the wheelchair of one of the participants the entire 3.1 miles !!!

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Last Thursday, September 29th, Financial Coordinator, Renae Nance closed “the books” and silenced her computer to share her piano playing skills and accompany several individuals as they sang in our annual talent show.


A huge thanks to the staff at VBAS for ALL you do ALL the time !


26th Annual Claybank 5K is in the “Books”

The 26th Annual Claybank 5K, Walk and Fun Run was held on Saturday, October 1st.  The cool fall morning brought 91 runners and walkers to cross the finish line !  Overall first place male finisher was Dale Thomas with a time of 20:32;  he was followed by overall female first place finisher, Ann Centner finishing in 20:53.

Dale Thomas, crossing the finish line at 20:32

Dale Thomas, crossing the finish line at 20:32


Ann Centner, finishing at 20:53

This year we recognized our walkers as a separate category.

Our first male walker to finish was Chris Wingate at 37:08 and our first female walker to finish was Colleen Williams at 37:08.

Six individuals from VBAS finished the 3.1 mile course and were recognized for their efforts.


VBAS individuals finishing the course: Larry Frasier, Bo Kelley, Charles Smith, Tony Walker, Charles Ammons, and Betty Phillips.

Many thanks to our participants, sponsors and all of the volunteers !!!


The Tradition Continues…


Over 26 years ago, Joe and Cathy Outlaw began the Claybank 5K as a way to combine their heart for Vivian B. Adams School and Cathy’s love of running.  Since that first race thousands of dollars in much needed funding has been donated to VBAS and many Wiregrass runners have grown to love running the trail at Ed Lisenby Lake.

The tradition continues !

Saturday, October 1st, we will host the 26th Annual Claybank 5K, Walk and Fun Run !!

This year, awards will be given to walkers and we will have door prize drawings at the end of the race !

Ready to join us ?  Applications are available on this website under the LINKS tab…click on Claybank 5K application ( it reads 2015…but it is the 2016 application)

Applications need to be postmarked by September 19th to guarantee your shirt size.

Questions ?  Call 334-618-5189 or email: susanowens7634@gmail.com