Charity Fun Run to Feature Bellin Run Elites

For a donation of their choice, public can run with greats Thursday

Bellin Run participants and members of the public are invited to kick off their race weekend by running with world-class athletes while supporting a great cause.

The Thursday, June 8 Run with Greatness Bellin Charity Fun Run will allow individuals the chance to rub elbows with running greats in exchange for a charitable donation that will benefit myTEAM TRIUMPH. Participants will run shoulder-to-shoulder, at a comfortable pace, with today’s stars and legends of the sport, including four-time Olympian Meb Keflezighi, “Boston Billy” Rodgers, Joan Benoit Samuelson, Uta Pippig, Risper Gesabwa and more.

The event is open to anyone and there is no fee; however, attendees are encouraged to make a freewill donation (one in the amount of their choosing) to myTEAM TRIUMPH, an athletic mentoring program for challenged community members. Donations can be made online or in person on the evening of the event.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for members of the public to get up close and personal with an unbelievable group of star athletes,” said Bellin Run Executive Race Director Randy Van Straten. “And the fact that all proceeds will benefit this terrific local organization — I can’t think of a better way to get race weekend started.”

Details are as follows:
Run with Greatness: The Bellin Charity Fun Run
● 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 8, Astor Park (main stage), Green Bay
● Sponsored by Bellin Health and the Green Bay Press-Gazette, part of the USA TODAY Network
● Freewill donation; registration not required
● More information is available online at http://www.bellinrun.com/events/thursday, or check out the event on Facebook “Run with Greatness: The Bellin Charity Fun Run