Bettendorf Rotary’s Run with Carl Promotes Youth and Family Exercise Print
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Written by Jamie Lange   
Monday, 29 August 2011 09:22

WHAT:           “I Can Run a Mile” Run with Carl training run for area youth

Pleasant Valley Elementary Schools participate in this event. It helps encourage participation for Run with Carl, held Labor Day, Sept. 5th at 7:30 a.m. Run with Carl is a memorial run that raises money for Pleasant Valley and Bettendorf High School college scholarships.

WHEN:           Thursday, Sept. 1st at 3:15 p.m.


WHERE: Pleasant Valley Elementary Schools Participating:



Pleasant View

Riverdale Heights


WHY: “Run with Carl is a great event for families to do together. It’s affordable and supports the local community,” said Jamie Lange, PR Chair, Run with Carl. “The practice run is a great way for kids to realize they can complete the full mile on race day. There’s something for all ages and these are short enough distances that kids and novice runners can accomplish it.”

Having a practice run before race day (Labor Day) builds confidence in the participants and helps kids prepare for the one mile fun run.  Funds raised through Run with Carl provide college scholarships to graduates of Pleasant Valley High School and Bettendorf High School.


About the Bettendorf Rotary: The Bettendorf Rotary Club was chartered in 1957. The group meets every Wednesday at noon at Fortune Garden Restaurant (2211 South Kimberly Road, Bettendorf). Bettendorf Rotary has been the title sponsor for Run with Carl for six year. The race is presented by Trinity Regional Health System.  Additional sponsored by United Healthcare and Hamilton Technical College. 


About the Carl D. Schillig Memorial Fund, Inc.: The Carl D. Schillig Memorial Fund was established in 1995 in memory of Carl Schillig who was killed at age 15 in a car-pedestrian accident. The fund provides a $4000 college scholarship to graduates of Pleasant Valley High School – which Carl attended – and Bettendorf High School graduates. With Carl’s philanthropy as its inspiration, the nonprofit also distributes proceeds from the run to organizations in which Carl was active, including the Bettendorf  Pleasant Valley Aquatics, the Cornbelt Running Club, and Our Lady of Lourdes Church.



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