In 2009 we had a large contingent of runners from the Wahoo area. The group — “Team Terri” was composed of family and friends of Theresa Luetkenhaus, who had passed away that year from cancer. The proceeds from the race were donated to Eppley Cancer Center – Hope Fund for Cancer Research, part of the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
The 2016 Bellwood Daze River Run is now part of the LiveWell Challenge.
The LiveWell Challenge is an event-centric wellness program conducted by the Nebraska Sports Council that tracks and rewards participation in locally owned and organized events that require exertion equal to or greater than a 5K run/walk and a minimum of four weeks of training to safely complete the event. Because a LiveWell Challenge event must be at least a 5K run/walk, only our 6-mile run is part of the challenge.
Our race t-shirt logo in 2009 was a takeoff on the Obama “Hope” poster seen during the 2008 presidential campaign. While the race t-shirts were white, we also printed a few on gray t-shirts, as shown in the included picture.