Donald Davidson, Mayor of Bellevue, Washington, is to proclaim that April 16-17, 2011 to be Bellevue Run Weekend in support of Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club’s 10K/5K Run/Walk and Kids Dash

(, a family event brought to you by the Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club (BBRC), is to be recognized by Mayor, Donald Davidson, prior to the start with a Declaration that recognizes the weekend of April 16-17 as “Bellevue Run Weekend.”

The declaration recognizes Bellevue nationally as one of the best places to live and launch a business in America, actively supports programs that build community and healthy liefstyles for families, adults, teens and children.  The Mayor is planning to read the declaration at 7:50am on April 17th prior to the start of the event, which will add to the excitement of the family event that starts in Bellevue’s Downtown Park and includes the Overlake Hospital 10K Run, The Y Family 5K Run/Walk, Seattle Children’s Kids’ Dash.  Prior to the Mayor’s declaration, participants and spectators are invited to visit the Starbucks Race Village to get a cup of coffee, and to learn about health and fitness by checking out event sponsor booths and vendor exhibits. We are also encouraging participants to enter a bib raffle drawing after the race for great prizes.

This year’s event is already exceeding the 1200 participants that took part last year.  The event will raise money to support the works of the Seattle’s Children’s Autism Center, Kindering, Bellevue City Program Scholarship Fund, Bellevue City Family Camp Out and other Eastside local charities.  Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club has also attracted a record number of sponsors to support this year’s event, which has helped to generate an unprecidented level of participation from people of all ages in our community.  These sponsors include Overlake Hospital, Starbucks, The YMCA, Brooks Running, The Microsoft Store, the City of Bellevue, Lingenbrink, Slalom Consulting, Escape Outdoors, Eagle and many others.

“We are tremendously excited with the news that Mayor Donald Davidson is going to declare the April 16-17 weekend as Bellevue Run Weekend prior to the start of the race.  This declaration will recognize the fact that the Bellevue 10K/5K Run/Walk is helping to bring together neighbors and people from all sections of our community to celebrate and practice improved health through running and walking,” said said Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club President Chuck Kimbrough.  Chuck Kimbrough further adds “it is these types of events that make Bellevue the vibrant and pleasant community that we all enjoy.”

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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