Have a Heart Run 2010

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2010 Final Race Time 

Community with a Heart 

On May 22, 2010, 130 runners and walkers and over 50 volunteers braved the weather in support of Community Action’s first annual Have a Heart Run fundraiser. The 10k run and 2 mile run/walk course ran along the beautiful Skagit River dike just south of Edgewater Park in Mount Vernon. Children of all ages participated helping us raise over $10,000!


Awards were given to the top times for both male and female in each division. In the 10k division Kevin Olsen with a best time for males at 36:07, took home his trophy and Dena Goder at 44:04 took home her trophy for the female. Tracy Tesarik with a time of 22:47 secured her trophy as did Lester Bradford at age 84 came in with a time of 25:14 in the 2 mile division. Good job everyone!


Community Action has six major areas of focus for its 35 plus programs and runners who raised the most pledges for an area of focus received a basket put together by the staff in that area. Here are the top earners for each area of focus:

1.      Crisis Intervention: Theresa Westfall

2.      Housing and Shelter: Ken Dahlstedt

3.      Food Access and Nutrition: Mary Evitt

4.      Health Care Access: Christine Johnson

5.      Education, Literacy, and Job Skills: Mary Clarity

6.      Volunteerism: Jenn Cline

7.      Area of Greatest Need: Eric Irelan

Over 50 volunteers (a total of 211 hours), all wearing lime green T-shirts, contributed too to the success of this event. Volunteers helped with the set-up and tear-down of all the tents, many helped with the registration and preparing the food, and manning the much needed water station while others helped with course safety and timing.  Community Action would like to thank all those who participated in our First Annual Have a Heart Run event, especially to the Skagit Volunteer Center for helping recruit all these wonderful volunteers and the volunteers themselves who gave of their time and energy to make this event the success that it was.  We hope to see you there next year!   


10k Run & 2 Mile Run/Walk

Date: May 22, 2010

Time: 9:30 am (Registration is from 8:15 - 9:15 am)

Location: Edgewater Park in Mount Vernon

Pre-Registration (by May 19): $30
Day of Race Registration: $35
T-Shirts: $15


Edgewater Park Course Description

Community Action's first annual Have a Heart Run will begin at the beautiful Edgewater Park in Mount Vernon. The 10k race course is fairly flat and runs south along parts of the Skagit River dikes and beautiful farm lands. As part of the course is run on the road, it will be clearly marked for safety. One water station will be located at approximately mile marker 3.

The 2 mile run/walk course runs along the dike and is safe for the entire family. This year's race is professionally managed by Skagit Runners and unofficial results will be posted at the finish line with final results posted on our website (www.skagitcap.org).

This event is Road Runners Club of America sanctioned, meaning bicycles, skateboards, baby joggers or strollers, roller skates or blades, headsets, and animals are not allowed in the race.

Who will this benefit?  

Have a Heart Run is a major fundraising event to benefit Skagit County Community Action. Each year Community Action helps over 36,000 low-income people rise out of crisis and onto self-sufficiency.

How can your involvement have a greater impact?

To make this fundraiser more successful, please consider approaching your friends, family, and cohorts to make a tax-deductible donation in honor of your run/walk. Additional donations will go directly to the program with the greatest need or you may choose a major service area. Prizes will be awarded to individuals who bring in the most pledges for each major service area (by day of event).

MAIL IN DONATIONS: Please mail all checks including this pledge form to Skagit County Community Action, 330 Pacific Place, Mount Vernon, WA 98273.

ON-LINE DONATIONS: Click here to make a donation online.


2010 Have a Heart Run Sponsors: 

Lead Sponsor: 

Puget Sound Energy

Gold Level:

Skagit County Community Action Agency Board of Directors

Bronze Level:

Silver Level:

Skagit State Bank


Additional Pledge forms.pdf (108.36 kb)

Registration Form.pdf (77.17 kb)