Let’s Scurry for teen mental health

What is the Scurry?

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It’s a spectacular dash around Greater Cincinnati that will test your speed, teamwork, problem-solving, trivia knowledge, geographical awareness, and embarrassment threshold. 4-person teams race against each other to complete tasks at various locations around town to win power1, prestige2, and gloating rights3. (If this reminds you of a certain TV show, you’re on the right track.)

The race ends with a huge party called the AfterScurry where we’ll have music, food, and plenty of adult beverages. See what the commotion was all about last year by checking out our Facebook page…


  1. OK, we can’t promise any additional power.
  2. We can promise a little prestige.
  3. You definitely get to gloat. Gloat on.

Why do we Scurry?

The Cause

Teen mental illness is a serious public health issue in Greater Cincinnati as it is across the nation, with 1 in 5 teens experiencing a mental health condition each year.

Cincinnati Children’s Adapting for Life, Surviving the Teens is a mental health program that equips participants with the tools and conversations they need to navigate life and thrive. It aims to increase help-seeking behaviors among troubled youth and their peers, increase family and school connectedness, decrease suicidal and other risk-taking behaviors, and improve students’ coping skills.

The Lindner Center of HOPE provides patient-centered, scientifically-advanced care for individuals suffering with mental illness. It is a center of excellence for treating a vast array of mental disorders, including teen mental health issues.

From the Mouths of Scurriers Past

  • A perfect blend of physical, mental, and talent competition.
  • I’m pretty sure Murray Scurry stole one of my beers.
  • I’ve never had so much fun and experienced so much of Cincinnati's culture.
  • I had an AMAZING time at the Scurry.
  • You all did a really awesome job putting this all together. (awww, thanks!)
  • Best Friday afternoon ever!

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Scurries Past

Years of Scurrying

Total Participants

Karaoke Songs That Sounded OK

AfterScurry Award Categories

SUPERB SCURRIERS AWARD

This is based on time and bonus points. It’s for the team out there getting up at 5 AM to practice beer-drinking games, whiffle ball, and silly Cincinnati trivia. Take no prisoners.

TEAM MORALE AWARD

This is based on ratings by our Scurry Officials on things like attitude, camaraderie, and creative team names and uniforms. Teams can earn additional points by posting team photos on social media.

IMPACT AWARD

This is based on fundraising, including team or friend donations to the cause and AfterScurry attendees. Let’s all help make a difference in teens’ lives.

Where it all started

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TiER1 Performance Solutions is an employee-owned Certified B Corporation based in Covington, Kentucky that improves organizations through the performance of people to build a better world. We started doing Scurry-like events as a way to get to know each other within TiER1, then turned it into an event we could invite our friends to while raising money for a local charity. With TiER1’s initiative to raise awareness on mental health, we are proud to partner with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and the Linder Center of HOPE to support teen mental health.

Prior Years’ Results

2019

Superb Scurriers

Cincinnati Enquirer

Impact Award

Relevate Health Group

Team Morale

U-Pull-&-Pay

2018

Superb Scurriers

AMIG

Impact Award

VonLehman

Team Morale

Cincinnati Enquirer

2017

1st Place

WLWT

2nd Place

AMIG (Pain Train)

3rd Place

Cincinnati Zoo (Team Fiona)

2016

1st Place

Chick-fil-a

2nd Place

AMIG (Modern Day Heroes)

3rd Place

AMIG (Amigos)

Frequently Asked Questions

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Course & Activities

  • I’m not exactly what you’d call an athlete. Am I still going to have fun?
    You bet your dusty tennis shoes you will! Whether you run marathons just for giggles or consider the walk to the copier exercise, our events are designed for people of all shapes and sizes. You will be asked to boogie, jump, throw, and generally move around in strange ways, so do whatever you think is necessary to prepare for that.
  • What does the course look like?
    Wouldn't you like to know! We keep the course a secret until Scurry day, but we can tell you that each race includes Hubs (think the Riverfront, Clifton, Covington) where multiple challenges are completed. You'll take buses from each Hub to the next. All you really need to worry about is enjoying yourself, and we will take care of the rest.
  • What will we be doing?
    Like the course, we keep the events a secret, but in years past we've sung the national anthem at Great American Ballpark, sampled beer at the Moerlein Lager House, roller derbied, wrestled (fake) alligators at Newport Aquarium, tailgated with a fraternity, bowled, Segwayed, and much, much more. What will the next Scurry hold? You'll have to wait and see. We can only promise it will be fun. (We're sensing a theme here...)
  • What are the rules?
    There aren't many-mainly you have to follow your clues and listen to Scurry officials at each spot. You also have to ride the bus from Hub to Hub. Other than that, your #1 rule to follow is to have fun.

Signing Up

  • My boss is on the fence about sponsoring a team. How do I get him/her to say yes?
    When you pitch the idea, tell your boss the Scurry is 1) a great team building event, 2) gives your company a bunch of great promotion, 3) helps teenagers in the toughest part of their life, and 4) a ton of fun. How can you say no to that?
  • Can I participate with friends, or is this a “Companies Only” thing?
    We welcome anyone and everyone to get a team of four people together-no need to be sponsored by a company. If the team price seems steep, we encourage fundraising!

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Address

TiER1 Performance Solutions
100 E. RiverCenter Blvd. Suite 100
Covington, KY 41011

Contact details

Facebook: CincinnatiScurry
Twitter: @cincyscurry
Instagram: @cincinnati_scurry
Phone: (859) 415-1000

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