On Saturday, June 2nd a record 341 individuals participated in the Village’s 7th annual benefit Run, Walk & Roll. The event offered participants a chance to participate by a 5K or 10K race or a 1 mile walk or roll. With perfect weather the record number of people saw 112 individuals run in the 5K race, 24 people in the 10K race and 205 people in the 1 mile walk/roll.
This year’s event raised over $40,000 from registrations, sponsorships and donations, all of which will be used to provide the quality services Village Northwest Unlimited provides to the people it serves.
The corporate sponsors for this year’s event were Sanford Health, Hy Vee, Ag Partners and the family of Maureen Freed, a past chairperson of the Village Board. Individuals walking and running were also encouraged to raise funds in support of their participating in the event.
Overall winners in the women’s division were:
5K – Cindra Kamphoff ofMankato,MNwith a time of19:59
10K – Shannon Schreurs ofSheldon,IAwith a time of 44:09
Overall winners in the men’s division were:
5K – Brian Gesink ofSioux Center,IAwith a time of16:47
10K – Caleb Bakker ofSanborn,IAwith a time of 38:56
The following individuals took first place in their age group:
Madison Japenga, Cedar Rapids, IA, 13 & Under, 33:36
Kirsten Elyea, Hartley, IA, 14 to 19, 25:26
Nichole Duncan, Hartley, IA, 20 to 29, 21:02
Cindra Kamphoff, Mankato, MN, 30 to 39, 19:59
Laura Gradert, Sibley, IA, 40 to 49, 24:28
Bev Vande Vegte, Doon, IA, 50 to 59, 24:23
Doris Lozano, N. Sioux City, SD, 60 to 69, 33:05
Morgan Matthaei, Salem, SD, 14 to 19, 50:07
Bridget Eich, Sheldon, IA, 20 to 29, 52:50
Shannon Schreurs, Sheldon, IA, 30 to 39, 44:09
DaytonBrunsting, Hull, IA, 13 & Under, 26:41
Adam Sohl, George, IA, 14 to 19, 18:20
Brian Gesink, Sioux Center, IA, 20 to 29, 16:47
Chris Otto, Sheldon, IA, 30 to 39, 22:02
Barry Whitsell, Sheldon, IA, 40 to 49, 27:34
Jeff Grant, Sheldon, IA, 50 to 59, 21:03
Larry Jerge, Spirit Lake, IA, 60 to 69, 27:43
Elmer Beltman, Sheldon, IA, 70 & Over, 44:57
Caleb Bakker, Sanborn, IA, 14 to 19, 38:56
Tim Rogers, Orange City, IA, 30 to 39, 40:17
Klint Tatsumi, Sheldon, IA, 40 to 49, 45:53
Clifford St. Clair, Sheldon, IA, 50 to 59, 44:39
Larry Meyers, Sheldon, IA, 60 to 69, 46:23
Sam Wiertzema, Boyden, IA, 70 & Over, 1:03:56
Following the Awards Ceremony, Sheldon native and renowned running expert, Cindra Kamphoff, shared her insights on how to be a stronger runner, focusing on the mental aspect of running. Cindra is a graduate ofSheldonHigh Schoolwith strong ties to the Village through her own experiences while working here during high school and college, as well as through family member’s working at the Village. She is a member of the US Olympic Committee Sport Psychology Registry and is working with several runners trying out for the Olympics. Cindra writes for newspapers, blogs and magazines, including Runner’s World. Her insights to the runners included sharing articles, motivational quotes and a list of 8 mental tips to help with runners achieve their goals. After the presentation Cindra took questions from the crowd.
Village Northwest Unlimited is nationally recognized as one of the premier providers of services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and traumatic brain injuries. The Village builds successful lives for 180 individuals by providing opportunities and choices in residential, vocational and social programs while fulfilling its mission to provide Purpose, Privacy and Dignity for all people.