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Leaving a Footprint! Spirit of Bellevue 5K Supports Young Entrepreneurs

Tuesday, September 12, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Ashley Clemmer
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BELLEVUE – Families, friends, and corporate teams left their footprints in Bellevue as they laced up their shoes to take part in the 6th Annual Spirit of Bellevue 5K on Sunday, September 10, where proceeds will go towards students starting a business through the Young Entrepreneurs Academy. Hundreds of runners and walkers participated along with over 50 volunteers cheering them on.

The event offered a scenic 5K (3.1 miles) run/walk route for the whole family. The Health & Wellness Fair at Bellevue Downtown Park featured a number of local businesses offering products and services to participants and spectators. In addition, several local businesses donated food, beverages, and promotional products for runners, walkers and volunteers.

The Spirit of Bellevue Community Run/Walk is brought to you by the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce and the Bellevue Chamber Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, supporting education. 2017 event proceeds are still being tabulated and you may still contribute to this terrific cause! Click here to make a tax deductible charitable donation to the Bellevue Chamber Foundation.

Elena Luican, Female 5K Winner  Paul Jones, Male 5K Winner

The top finishers of the 5K Run/Walk were:

   Female 5K – Overall

   1.       Elena Luican
   2.       Nilmah Mills
   3.       Margret Lyons

   Male 5K – Overall

   1.       Paul Jones
   2.       Lachlan Pegg
   3.       Mohandas Raj

This event was brought to you by Overlake Medical Center, Point Inside, Wells Fargo, Sound Transit, Republic Services, The Bellevue Collection and QFC. Bellevue Reporter and King5 were our Media Sponsors. The Balanced Athlete, Brooks, Everyday Athlete, Mike Nakamura Photography, Minuteman Press Bellevue, Envision Your Brand, Plateau Runner, Shoes-n-Feet, and Super Jock ‘n Jill were In-Kind Sponsors. 

Our event sponsors pitched in numerous ways to make the event a success. Overlake Medical Center provided First Aid. QFC supplied all the recovery food and water. Republic Services took care of our sanitation needs. The Bellevue Collection provided free parking. Minuteman Press Bellevue donated printing services and made our marketing pieces look outstanding. Our running store partners The Balanced Athlete, Everyday Athlete, Plateau Runner, Shoes-n-Feet, and Super Jock ‘n Jill helped to spread the word to our area’s runners and walkers. Brooks donated shoes to our top finishers in the 5K. Mike Nakamura Photography and Evelyn Hou/Envision Your Brand helped with photography and the Bellevue Reporter and KING5 helped promote the event and a special shout out to KING5's Jake Whittenberg our emcee! Thank you to all of them for their support!

Special thanks to all our runners and walkers and corporate teams! Special thanks to the City of Bellevue for the use of beautiful Downtown Bellevue Park and our scenic route, and the team at Orswell Events for their help coordinating this event.

Thank you to our Health & Wellness Fair Exhibitors who supported the event with their energy, activities and swag for a healthy lifestyle:

 Advocare Nutrition Coach      QFC
 Artisan Dental Bellevue      RET Physical Therapy Group
 Bright Horizons at Bellevue Spring District      SHOES-n-FEET
 Columbia Asthma & Allergy Clinic      Sports Physical Therapy
 Everyday Athlete      Sound Mental Health
 Full Circle      The Balanced Athlete
 GYMGUYS      The Balanced Spine
 KeyBank      US Navy
 KIND Snacks      USMC
 KR Business Brokers      Vida Integrated Health
 LEVL      Virginia Mason
 New Balance Seattle - Bellevue      Voya Financial
 Overlake Medical Center      Weldon Barber
 Peak Sports & Spine Physical Therapy      


Thank you to our Spirit of Bellevue Volunteers! Honorable mention goes to Hazen High Athletics Boosters for recruiting 48 volunteers!

Mark Beatty, Law Office of Mark R. Beatty
George Capestany, Community Volunteer
Jacob Carlson, USMC
Lana Cartwright, Community Volunteer
Van Cooper, Windermere
Stella Donovan, Wells Fargo
Marilyn Fredericks, Community Volunteer
Greg Garner, Community Volunteer
Hannah Huff, Community Volunteer
Nancy Khoury, Banner Bank
Daniel Lambino, USMC
Bob Landen, Community Volunteer
Bonnie Landen, Community Volunteer
Lori Mezistrano Minuteman Press
Nikolis Moffett, USMC
Brannden Nokes, Community Volunteer
Spencer Nokes, Community Volunteer
Mimi Ramsey, Wells Fargo
Cherie Reese, General Microsystems
Taylor Schiliemann, USMC
Samantha Simas, Community Volunteer
Manoj Simha, Interlake High School
Natalie Thompson, Community Volunteer
Andy Wigen, Wells Fargo
Carla Wigen, Wells Fargo
Colton Wigen, Wells Fargo
Hazen High School Student Volunteers


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