Boston Marathon bombing survivor Haslet to keynote
Boston Marathon bombing survivor Adrianne Haslet will share her story of courage and resilience during the Bellin Run’s 2020 Kids for Running and Corporate Challenge kickoff events March 3 and 4 at Green Bay Distillery, 835 Mike McCarthy Way.
Haslet lost her left leg below the knee in the terrorist bombings at the 2013 Boston Marathon. A full-time professional ballroom dancer at the peak of her career, Adrianne has had to learn a new meaning for the word patience as she rises to meet her daily challenges head on. In the years since the marathon attack, she has become an inspiration to thousands, returning to the competitive dance floor and running the 2016 and 2018 Boston Marathons.
“Adrianne Haslet embodies an incredible resilient spirit that will inspire our Kids for Running coaches and Corporate Challenge captains as they spearhead efforts to get feet on the street in the name of health and wellness,” said Bellin Run Executive Race Director Randy Van Straten. “We can’t wait to welcome her and hear her amazing story.”
The Bellin Run Kids for Running program provides school-based training for area youth to prepare for and ultimately complete the 10K (6.2-mile) Bellin Run. Kids for Running coaches hold training sessions two to three times weekly, providing the structure and motivation necessary for their young athletes to go the distance on race day. Last year, the Kids for Running program drew 1,050 students, staff and family members from 68 area elementary schools.
Registration and dinner for the Kids for Running kickoff event begin at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 3 at Green Bay Distillery, with the program beginning at 6. Registration is required by Feb. 25.
The Bellin Run Corporate Challenge is a program that challenges local companies in a fun and friendly participation- and timing-based competition. Program captains organize the Corporate Challenge at their respective locations, serving as the main point of contact and coordinating program details, training information and motivational messages. In 2019, the Corporate Challenge had teams from 226 area companies with 4,864 total participants.
Registration and breakfast for the Corporate Challenge kickoff begin at 7 a.m. Wednesday, March 4 at Green Bay Distillery, with the program and material pick-up running from 7:45-9:15. Registration is required by Feb. 25.
The 43rd annual Bellin Run recorded 11,070 registrants. Additional information is available at bellinrun.com The Bellin Run serves as the kick-off event for the Titletown Wellness Race Series, a series of local events designed to keep runners and walkers active throughout the summer and into fall.
The 44th annual Bellin Run will take place at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 13. For more information or to register, visit bellinrun.com. Follow the Bellin Run on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.