Bellin Women’s Half Marathon and Pink Pumpkin 5K combine
1,700 people came out for the fourth annual Bellin Women’s Half Marathon.
The Half Marathon helps raise money for the Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay, which gives grants to charities that empower and inspire young girls. The reasons for running though, were different for each participant.
“All the women out here are running for their own reasons. We have people who have overcome difficult diseases and physical and mental challenges. Some people are running in honor or memory of someone,” said Linda Maxwell, the Race Director.
New to the Half Marathon this year, was the Pink Pumpkin 5K. While the Pink Pumpkin 5K has been running for many years, the two combined to offer runners more distance choices. The Pink Pumpkin 5K raised money for the Breast Cancer Family Foundation. One large group of runners also ran in honor of one of the race’s founders, Carolyn Schuh.