The 20th annual Run with Carl race Labor Day, Sept. 1, will be the final year of the event.
“We’ve had a good run – no pun intended, and it’s simply time for the race to come to an end,” said Dick Schillig, race co-chair and father of Carl, who started the race to raise funds for a scholarship in his son’s name.
Race organizers and the Schillig family would like to reach a record number of racers this year with a goal of 1,500 runners.
“It would be nice to finish on a high note as a special tribute to Carl and all of the community organizations, volunteers, sponsors and participants who have made the scholarship fund possible,” said Juanita Schillig, race co-chair and mother of Carl.
The Carl D. Schillig Memorial Scholarship – which assists Bettendorf and Pleasant Valley High School graduating seniors with college funding – will continue thanks to many years of community support for the race. The 2014 awards were the 29th and 30th scholarships to be awarded.
This year's scholarship recipients are Kierstyn Feld, Pleasant Valley High School, and Tyler Henson, Bettendorf High School. Ms. Feld plans to attend Iowa State University in Ames, and Mr. Henson will attend Maryville University in St. Louis, MO.
The 20th Anniversary Run with Carl Monday, September 1 includes a 5 Mile Run, 5K run/walk and 1/2- and 1-mile fun runs for children 12 and under. The start and finish is at the Bettendorf Life Center (2222 Middle Rd., Bettendorf).
Awards will immediately follow the races. The course remains the same as in previous years. Early bird entry fees are good through August 1. Fees are $20 for the 5K Run/Walk or 5 Mile Run with no t-shirt, and $25 for the 5K Run/Walk or 5 Mile Run with a t-shirt. The youth entry fee for the 1/2- and 1-mile fun run is $10.
If registered before August 1, participants will be entered into a drawing for a free bike from Healthy Habits.