BETTENDORF, IA – The Bettendorf Rotary and the Carl D. Schillig Memorial Fund have set Labor Day, Monday, September 5 as the date for the seventeenth annual Run with Carl Presented by Trinity Iowa Health Systems. The 5K run/walk and 1/2 and 1-mile fun runs for children 12 and under start and finish at the Bettendorf Life Center (2222 Middle Rd., Bettendorf) with an Awards Ceremony to follow at approximately 9:30 a.m. The course remains the same as in previous years. Entry fees are $20 for the 5K for no t-shirt and $25 for the 5K with a t-shirt. The youth entry fee for the ½ and 1-mile fun run is $10.
Runners in the 2010 Run with Carl attracted 1,300 runners and raised funds to support scholarships for local Bettendorf and Pleasant Valley graduates. This year, we hope to knock that number out of the park by registering 1,700 runners for the 17th year or the race. Participants may register online only at www.runwithcarl.com.
Carl Schillig was 15 years old when he was killed in a car-pedestrian accident in 1994. Carl was active in a variety of community, school and church activities. In commemoration of his life, the Run With Carl Walk/Run attracts participants to the challenging, but scenic, course following city streets, neighborhoods and the Bettendorf Recreation Path.
For more information about this year’s run, visit the website at www.runwithcarl.com or find us on Facebook by searching for “Run with Carl.
Run with Carl is supported by the Bettendorf Rotary, Trinity Regional Health Systems and United Healthcare.
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). They are an annual sponsor of Run with Carl.
About the Carl D. Schillig Memorial Fund, Inc.: The Carl D. Schillig Memorial Fund was established in 1995 by surviving members of Carl Shillig, who was killed at the age of 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 Bettendorf/Pleasant Valley Acquatics, Cornbelt Running Club, and Our Lady of Lourdes Church.