Since the first Bellin Run starting gun fired in 1977 and throughout its remarkable growth to one of the largest 10K races in the United States, the intent of the annual Bellin Run has always been to give back to the community.
The Bellin Run has enriched the community by actively promoting health and fitness through outreach and innovative programs, while maintaining race registration fees that are the lowest in the nation for an event of this caliber. This is possible due to Bellin Health’s steadfast commitment to making ours the healthiest community in the nation, the support of many sponsors, and the assistance of hundreds of volunteers.
The growth of the event has presented an opportunity to expand the goodwill of the Bellin Run in the spirit of community. A number of organizations and programs receive support from the Bellin Run and its participants through partnerships and donations.
The Cancer TEAM at Bellin Health
The Cancer TEAM's vision is to create opportunities for patients and their families to heal minds, bodies and souls. In addition to state-of-the-art cancer-fighting technology, the facility offers unique programs. This includes a program that utilizes art as a means of therapy, and a patient assistant fund to help relieve some of the financial burdens families face when fighting cancer.
You can support these programs – while honoring someone who has fought the courageous battle against cancer – through The Cancer TEAM Honor Bib program. With a donation of $5 (or more), you will be presented with a blank race bib (normally used to display a Bellin Run participant’s number). The blank bib can be customized and worn at the Bellin Run in memory of a loved one lost, or in honor of a survivor.
As the Bellin Run approaches, honor bib sale details will be announced in the Bellin Run e-mail newsletter, in the blog at bellinrun.com and on Facebook.
myTEAM TRIUMPH is a non-profit athletic ride-along program created for children, teens, adults and veterans with disabilities who would normally not be able to experience events such as the Bellin Run. With the assistance of volunteer “angels” and specialized equipment, myTEAM TRIUMPH “captains” will experience the thrill of crossing the finish line at Friday Night’s TRIUMPH Mile and Saturday’s Bellin Run.
There are several opportunities to support myTEAM TRIUMPH: