"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:

Andes Candies

Apple Barn

Austin’s Barbershop

Beverly Puralewski

Bobbie Graser


Carolyn Ply

Chambers and Owen

Clear Water Outdoor

Clinton Chiropractic Clinic

Clinton Foods

Clinton Total Fitness

Copper Falls, Clinton

Dan Brost

Dan and Donna Emelity


Exacto, Inc.

Four Lakes Athletic Club (FLAC)

Flower Barrel

Hahn’s Ace Hardware

Home Depot—Lake Geneva

Kohl's Cares

Mary Jordan

Pearce Farms

Piggly Wiggly

Sallie Tuck

Salon on East

Sorg Farm Packing, Inc.

Starbucks Delavan

Starbucks Janesville

Starbucks Lake Geneva

Sunrise Photography

Susan McEneany

The Delong Co.

Tim Gresl

Tina MeKeel

Treasure Hut Flowers


And our Miles for SMILES Committee Members:

Katie Boss

Dr. Phil Burns

Ayla Guild

Liz Baumann

Gay Stran


Our 2016 Miles for SMILES 5K event will be Saturday, October 22nd.  Mark your calendars now!