"Miles for SMILES" 5K Walk-Run
Miles for SMILES had another successful year! An autumn event, held at the SMILES facility, showcased the rural atmosphere and the fall colors. New this year was the Halloween costume contest which included the horses!
The presence of the therapy herd, attentive and curious at the participants moving through their hayfields, reminded the athletes of the cause that would benefit. The SMILES event offered a fun fall finish line inside the arena with plenty of pumpkins, cornstalks and stawbales!
A smooth surface adaptive course was also made available for anyone with special needs, or any participants with joggers or strollers.
Runners and walkers alike were greeted at the end of the course with live music by Tim Gresl, as well as hot apple cider and a generous ‘prize giving’.
We thank the sponsors of this event, Elkhorn Veterinary Clinic, Standard Process, Beloit Health System, First National Bank and Trust Company, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP and Gerald L. Gooss, CPA. We would also like to recognize a generous grant from the Kohl’s Cares Associates in Action Program. And we are grateful to the following individuals and businesses for their donations and contributions:
Chambers and Owen
Clear Water Outdoor
Clinton Chiropractic Clinic
Clinton Total Fitness
Copper Falls, Clinton
Dan and Donna Emelity
Four Lakes Athletic Club (FLAC)
Hahn’s Ace Hardware
Home Depot—Lake Geneva
Salon on East
Sorg Farm Packing, Inc.
Starbucks Lake Geneva
The Delong Co.
Treasure Hut Flowers
And our Miles for SMILES Committee Members:
Dr. Phil Burns
Our 2016 Miles for SMILES 5K event will be Saturday, October 22nd. Mark your calendars now!