Online registration is live for the Bellevue 10K/5K Run/Walk (,  a family event brought to you by the Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club (BBRC) to raise funds in support of Seattle Children’s Autism Center and Kindering, plus Rotary projects that benefit children and families on the Eastside and around the world.

For the fifth year running (no pun intended), Bellevue will host its only run and walk road race. The exciting family event starts on Sunday April 17 at 8 a.m. in Bellevue’s Downtown Park and includes the Overlake Hospital 10K Run, The Y Family 5K Run/Walk and Seattle Children’s Kids’ Dash.  Participants are invited to visit the Starbucks Race Village to get a cup of coffee before or after their race, and to learn about health and fitness by checking out event sponsor booths and vendor exhibits after the event for the post-race party. Participants can enter a bib raffle drawing after the race for great prizes.

“A record number of sponsors are playing an active a role this year to help generate unprecedented participation from people of all ages in our community.  The success of our April 17th event will significantly add to the more than $1 million BBRC has raised for charities since it started in 1985,” said Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club President Chuck Kimbrough.  “Please go to now to learn more about how you can join us in Bellevue to have fun and support worthy causes at Seattle Children’s Autism Center and Kindering.”

Local companies supporting the 2011 Bellevue 10K/5K Run/Walk include: Overlake Hospital, Starbucks, The YMCA, Brooks Running, The Microsoft Store, the City of Bellevue, Lingenbrink, Slalom Consulting, Escape Outdoors, Eagle and many others.  All companies and organizations that support children and health are invited to promote themselves and gain visibility while helping local charities by registering a team of people and running or walking together.

“Seattle Children’s is honored to be the co-beneficiary of the Bellevue Run,” said Eve Kopp, Director of Seattle Children’s Hospital Foundation. “The funds raised through this event will support the hospital’s Autism Center, which offers services to babies, children and young adults with autism spectrum disorders. Community support from events like the Bellevue Run helps the hospital keep its promise to provide world class health care to every child in our region, regardless of their family’s ability to pay.”

Kindering Executive Director Mimi Siegel said, “We are looking forward to the Bellevue 10K/5K Run/Walk.  Participants last year had such fun.   It is particularly exciting to see how the course has expanded to incorporate Bellevue downtown; now Bellevue is on the map with its own running event.”

About Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club

The Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club (BBRC) is known as The Best Darn Club in the World with a membership in excess of 120 community-minded individuals. The club was chartered in 1985 and its membership is dedicated to “service above self” and participating in Rotary International’s mission to promote understanding, goodwill, and world peace.  The vision of the BBRC is to cultivate a dynamic membership that enhances our club values to serve our local and world communities, providing systemic and enduring change.  If you are interested in learning more, please go to our website at:


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