Elite Field, Friday Event Revamp Announced for 2023 Bellin Run
Defending Bellin Run champions Risper Gesabwa and Jared Ward will headline an impressive field of elite athletes competing in the 47th annual Bellin Run on Saturday, June 10.
Gesabwa added another title to her unparalleled Bellin Run resume in 2022, crossing the line first for the eighth time in her career. Returning to the Bellin Run but not racing competitively due to injury is 2017 champ Kaitlin Gregg Goodman.
On the men’s side, Jared Ward will attempt to capture his fourth-consecutive Bellin Run victory after winning the event in 2022. Ward will again be challenged by past Bellin Run champ Brendan Gregg, who was second in 2019 and 2022 after winning the event in 2017 and 2018.
This year’s Bellin Run elite field will also welcome the return of notable veteran Uta Pippig, who became a world-renowned runner after winning three consecutive Boston Marathons and the New York City Marathon. Her list of accomplishments also includes a Bellin Run title she claimed in 1995.
Community members and myTEAM TRIUMPH athletes and support teams will have the opportunity to run alongside these incredible athletes in this year’s TRIUMPH Mile of Greatness on Friday, June 9 at 5 p.m. This revamped Friday event combines two race weekend favorites — the TRIUMPH Mile and Run with Greatness. The goal of this event is to provide a health-enhancing and mentor-building opportunity for individuals with disabilities by using a team-based endurance athletic approach. All are welcome to join in the fun and, if able, encouraged to donate to myTEAM TRIUMPH’s deserving cause during the event. Participants are invited to look for individuals with collection jugs or contribute online if they wish to donate. Learn more at www.myteamtriumph-wi.org.
The Bellin Run welcomes runners and walkers of all levels and abilities. Registration is available online at www.bellinrun.com.
Online registration for the Bellin Run is $40 per person through Wednesday, May 31 and $45 from June 1-8. In-person registration at the Friday, June 9 expo in Astor Park is $50.
The half-mile Children’s Run (ages 10 and younger) will take place at 6 p.m. Friday, June 9. The registration fee is $15 per participant through June 8, when online registration ends. In-person registration on Friday, June 9 will be $20 per participant.
The 47th annual Bellin Run will take place at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 10. For more information or to register, visit bellinrun.com. Follow the Bellin Run on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.