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Bellin Run gives racers opportunities to achieve goals and find motivation

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Posted at 4:38 PM, Jun 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-11 23:18:07-04

GREEN BAY (NBC 26) — Thousands of runners hit Green Bay streets once again at the 46th annual Bellin Run.

It was held virtually over the last two years.

Runners, and walkers, go on for miles simply because they want to.

"Everybody has something that keeps them going," runner Paul Steckart said.

Some, like Steckart, keep coming back.

"You get hooked on a certain feeling when you're going out running," Steckart said.

He's conquered the Bellin Run every year.

"All of them," Steckart said. Me and 19 other legends."

Others, like Jacob Warner, are doing the 10K for the first time.

"I want to be like my dad, because he did marathons and triathlons," Warner said.

It's a desire for these runners and nearly 7,000 others to be proud of what they can achieve.

"My goal is 50 minutes (to finish)," Warner said.

"If I finish under an hour, I'll be very, very happy," Steckart said.

"We put it (the event) on because we care about the health of our community," assistant race director Linda Maxwell said.

Although this is mostly a local race, Maxwell says this event attracts runners from all across the country.

"We're really glad to be transitioning back and getting as many people out on the street as we can," Maxwell said.

First place is a great accomplishment.

But no matter where you finish, always strive to do the best you can.

"That's right," Steckart said.

Warner finished in just over 54 minutes.

Steckart clocked in at about 55 and a half minutes.

Jared Ward won the race, who finished the 10K in under a half hour.