One of the great 10k run events goes through my Green Bay area neighborhood every year.
This year is the 34th edition of the Bellin Run. Proceeds from the event go towards nursing scholarships to the Bellin College of Nursing.
What a great event. Organizers bring in some big names in the Elite Division. Some are world class runners right now. Others are some of the great runners of the past. Bill Rodgers, Utah Pippig and Joan Benoit-Samuelson are among the running greats that will come to Green Bay for the Saturday, June 12th event.
Registrants are well up. The numbers passed the 10,000 mark this past weekend (10,110) with 3,950 over those being first time Bellin participants. At this time last year, the total number of registrants was 7,449, some 2,661 fewer runners in 2009.
So far, the oldest entrant is a 86-year old Milwaukee man.
There’s a lot of great run/walk events around the state and this one ranks right up there. Try it for yourself and let me know what you think. You can get more information on line at www.bellinrun.com.