10th Annual Run, Walk & Roll Breaks Records

Village Northwest Unlimited is pleased to announce that the 10th Annual Run, Walk & Roll event set a new record with 436 registered participants. In honor of the Village’s 40th anniversary, organizers set a goal of 400 participants and the community answered the call in record numbers. The event raised over $61,000 through corporate sponsorships, private donations and registration fees.

All participants, whether completing the 1 mile walk, 5K or 10K run all crossed the finish line, which this year included a new 15’ tall inflatable arch. Also new for the event this year was outdoor music, silly signs along the course route, and a more energetic and upbeat atmosphere along the end of the route as participants finished the race.

“On behalf of the Village and its Board of Directors I want to thank all who registered and participated in the event on June 6 to help us exceed our goal,” says Lisa Johnson, Director of Development, Village Northwest Unlimited. “Also a special thank you to our numerous volunteers who helped along the course route and in preparation for the event. We also want to thank our corporate sponsors and those who gave private donations in support of the event. Your support is vital to our ability to serve individuals at the Village.”

All funds raised from the Run Walk & Roll are used to provide services and programming with purpose, privacy and dignity for individual with intellectual or developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, or traumatic brain injuries.

Results of the 5K are as follows:

            Women’s Overall Winner – Shannon Schreurs, Sheldon, IA, 21:44.07

            Men’s Overall Winner – Steve Drenkow, Sheldon, IA, 18:56.58

Results of the 10K are as follows:

Women’s Overall Winner – Leianna Hellinga, Orange City, IA, 47:40.22

            Men’s Overall Winner – Christian Karels, Jackson, MN, 36:37.56

Corporate Event Sponsors include:

KEY SPONSORS: Freed Family – KT Industries Inc. – Sanford Health – Sanford Sheldon – Sheldon Family Dental Clinic – Siouxland Fabricating Inc.; PREMIER SPONSORS: American Investment & Trust – De Koter, Thole & Dawson, PLC – Den Hartog Industries – Gesink & Vander Wilt Agency – HyVee Sheldon – Northwest Décor & Furniture – Ron Drenkow Motors; TIMING SPONSOR: Demco