Thanks to all who laced up their shoes and gathered friends and family to be part of the 2nd Annual Spirit of Bellevue 12K Run, 5K Run/Walk and Kid’s Fun Run and Health & Wellness Fair on Sunday, August 4, where proceeds go towards scholarships to help local students attend college!
Washington Federal is the Legacy Sponsor of the event that offers a scenic 12K (7.46 miles) route for runners as well as a 5K (3.1 miles) run/walk route for the whole family and a Kid’s Fun Run. Both courses start and end in Bellevue Downtown Park. For those who like to keep track, the Spirit of Bellevue is chip timed. The Health & Wellness Fair at the park showcased what local companies have to offer for a healthy lifestyle!
Over the past 10 years, the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce and the Bellevue Chamber Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, have given out over $130,000 in scholarships and teacher grants. The inaugural Spirit of Bellevue Run last year, through the generous support of Washington Federal and other community partners who support education, made possible seven $1,500 scholarships awarded to outstanding Bellevue School District graduating seniors this year.