Bellevue 5kThe Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club (BBRC) with their partner Kindering are encouraging everyone to seek healthy lifestyles by signing up for the Bellevue 5K Run/Walk on the 25th April.  This flat, fast 3.1 mile course starts and finishes at Bellevue’s Crossroads Park.  The route will move through surrounding East Bellevue neighborhoods, before turning back to finish at the park, located at NE 8th St and 164th Ave NE.

This is the fourth year in which the Bellevue 5K Run/Walk has been supported and we are expecting a turnout of over 1500 participants this year to build on the prior three years successes.  The Bellevue 5K benefits Kindering and other youth projects. Kindering provides individualized family-centered early intervention services for children who are disabled, medically fragile, or vulnerable because of abuse or neglect.

We are pleased that many local companies have stepped in to support the Bellevue 5K Run/Walk and these include: Brooks Running, Microsoft Corporation, the City of Bellevue, Lingenbrink and others.  David Bohan, COO of Brooks Sports said “we are very pleased to be supporting the Bellevue 5K on its fourth anniversary, particularly as it helps encourage a healthy lifestyle and supports the important work of Kindering, as well as other local charities.”

Mimi Siegel, the Executive Director of Kindering, said “We are excited by the prospect of this year Bellevue 5K Run/Walk, especially after the tremendous support we received from last year’s participants in the event.  It will be such a fun and healthy event, and we are thrilled that the course centers on Crossroads Park, our neighborhood jewel.”  Mimi Siegel further added, in gratitude for the BBRC’s work to organize the Bellevue 5K Run/Walk, “Thank you, Bellevue Breakfast Rotary, for your continued support of Kindering and calling attention to the importance of early intervention for infants and toddlers with special needs.”

BBRC’s President, Margie Burnett, further says “We are determined and excited to make the fourth annual Bellevue 5K Run/Walk our best event ever!  With the wonderful support  from over 1200 participants last year, we are looking forward to see many more people enjoy the fabulous outdoors in our City and to support a worthy the cause at Kindering. ”

The BBRC membership is dedicated to “service above self” and we derive much toward this goal through the contributions of our dynamic membership and local businesses.  The club welcomes all interested parties who want to participate, volunteer or donate money to the event to contact us directly via our web: www.Bellevue5K.com.

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