Are you registered? Got the good shoes? Are you warmed up? What are you waiting for? Get ready for the 26th Annual Columbia Funding Mortgage Run of the Mill 5K to be held on Saturday July 9th. The event will take place in Mill Creek Town Center located at 15418 Main Street, Mill Creek, WA 98012. There will be free parking offsite and shuttle service to & from located at McCollum Park Park & Ride. For complete information and online registration visit: www.mcrunofthemill.com
It’s hard to believe that the Mill Creek community has been the scene of this popular 5K Run for 26 years. Where do the years go? Steve Knox, owner of Columbia Funding Mortgage, stepped in to organize and sponsor the Run of the Mill in 2006 when the previous organizer was ready to pass the torch. He solicited support from the running community, and with help from some amazing UW student-athletes, the Run of the Mill took on a new life as a charitable event.
Steve and wife, Linda have been the driving force behind this event with the help of hundreds of volunteers, many wonderful community sponsors, and thousands of runners.
Speaking of volunteers, maybe you don’t want to run or walk, but you would like to participate. Many volunteers are needed. Contact Volunteer Coordinator, Liz Frederickson at email@example.com
Last year $43,500 was raised for the Linda Baltzell Cancer Patient Assistance Fund and local high school running programs and scholarships. This year, the fundraising goal has been more than doubled to $100,000 all to support local people battling cancer and to support other local charities that provide hope and make a difference in people’s lives. In addition, funds will go to youth sports. It is the desire of organizers to encourage youth in our community to participate in sports, and in doing so, encourage them to develop a lifelong active and healthy lifestyle. Do tell.
Additional things to remember: 100% of entry fees go to charity, there are great prizes, Mill Creek is a beautiful place to run, it’s kid friendly, and there are great restaurants and shops to visit after your race.
Title Sponsor and Organizer: Columbia Funding Mortgage
Amazing Community Sponsors: Run26 • Central Market • Mill Creek Family Practice • Mill Creek Foot and Ankle Clinic • La Palmera • Waste Management-NW • Outer Edge Crossfit • AAA • Sayenko Design • People’s Bank • Louis Torres-Windermere Real Estate • Vertafore • Laughing Buddha Yoga Studio • City of Mill Creek • Mill Creek Town Center. Please thank these sponsors for their contributions—patronize these businesses.
Pictures & information obtained from the Run of the Mill 5K website: www.mcrunofthemill.com