Help Us Reach 1,700 Runners in Run with Carl’s 17th Year Print
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Written by Jamie Lange   
Friday, 26 August 2011 09:02

BETTENDORF, IA – The Bettendorf Rotary’s Run with Carl will be held on Monday, September 5th. The 5Mile Run and 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 Awards to follow at approximately 9:30 a.m. The course remains the same as in previous years. Entry fees are $20 for the 5K Run/Walk or 5 Mile Run for no t-shirt and $25 for the 5K Run/Walk or 5 Mile Run with a t-shirt. The youth entry fee for the ½ and 1-mile fun run is $10.

Race Day registrants are not eligible for awards so pre-registration is encouraged.

For pre-registered runners, packet pick up will take place at the Bettendorf Life Fitness Center parking lot (2222 Middle Road) on:

  • Friday, September 2nd 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 3rd Noon until 3:00 p.m.

The 2010 Run with Carl attracted 1,300 runners and raised funds to support college scholarships for Bettendorf and Pleasant Valley graduates. This year, we hope to knock that number out of the park by registering 1700 runners for the 17th year of the race. Participants may register online only at

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 or to register, visit the website at or find us on Facebook by searching for “Run with Carl.”

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 the Title Sponsor of Run with Carl.

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 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 the Bettendorf Pleasant Valley Aquatics, the Cornbelt Running Club, and Our Lady of Lourdes Church.


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