We would like to sincerely thank our community for everyone's support making this Event another success, including:
Thank you again for being a part of our race this year and for all the support we received. We sincerely hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.
Here is the link to results, https://www.athlinks.com/event/154757/results/Event/962035/Results
which have now been finalized with a couple of corrections.
If you did not stay to receive your award (top 3 in age group), medals are available to be picked up at Rehab Services at the Columbus Wellness Center during business hours M-F, 8a - 5p, 3912 38th Street in Columbus until the end of September.
Also, the We Can event pictures from Jenee Bethune Photography and the CCH marketing department are now viewable on the Columbus Community Hospital Facebook page
, so be sure to check those out too.
Bronze Level Sponsors:
Columbus Concussion Clinic
Columbus General Surgery
Columbus Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Clinic
Columbus Otolaryngology Clinic
Columbus Plastic Surgery
Columbus Psychiatry Clinic
Humphrey Medical Clinic
Ainsley's Angels, Alpha
, Media, Columbus Family YMCA, Hoppe Irrigation, Hy-Vee, Jenee Bethune Photography, McDonald's, NuMotion - Ken Sander
Amigos, Arby's, Big Apple Bagels, Bistro on the Loup - Rich Jablonski, Doozy's, El Mezcal, Freddy's, Godfather's Pizza, Hy-Vee, Jimmy John's, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Pizza Hut, Pizza Ranch, Runza, Scheel's, See The Trainer, Sonic, Starbucks, Subway, Super Saver, Sweet Harvest Popcorn, Taco John's, Valentino's, Wal-Mart, Wendy's
Special Thanks to
all CCH staff and family volunteers, the CCH Foundation and others including:
Coach Tyler Linder and the Scotus Central Catholic Football Team, Riley Scott, Columbus Chamber of Commerce, City of Columbus Parks Department, Columbus Screen Printing, and Dennis Behlen!
Timing Services provided by:
Red Dirt Race Management, Manhattan, KS
Racing chairs provided by:
Ainsley's Angels, York, NE
The Pancake Man, Council Bluffs, IA
Special Music by:
Trinity Lutheran Church Bell Choir
Caitlyn Bjork, Worship & Creative Arts Director, Columbus
Prayer led by:
Mary Jo "Mitch" Shemek, CCH Chaplain
AmTrykes® provided by:
Bikes & Trykes of Central Nebraska, Grand Island, NE
Sound and Entertainment provided by:
Finch on the Run Entertainment, Lincoln, NE
September 11th Memorial Flyover provided by pilots Keith Harbour and Kurt Muhle, Columbus, NE
This year, we gave special recognition to the inspiration for our event, Team Hoyt, as Dick Hoyt passed away in March.
We encourage participants and bystanders to complete an act of kindness or community service and post a picture to Columbus Community Hospital's Facebook page
, using #TeamHoyt.
For more about Team Hoyt's story, click here: Team Hoyt Home Page
and IRONMAN - The Team Hoyt Story - Facebook
Also this year, we took a moment to honor the solemn 20th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks. Precisely at the time of our event 20 years ago, our nation was under attack, and many innocent Americans and first-responder heroes lost their lives that fateful day. Our nation became unified under our flag and principles, counting on faith and inclusion under God and the American spirit to overcome attacks on our freedom and way of life.
The We Can Run, Walk & Roll event is designed to eliminate barriers of physical disabilities and allow competitors of all levels and abilities to race together. The event's goal is to promote community wellness while providing a race that is for everyone – from beginners to competitive runners, joggers and walkers. People using wheelchairs also have the opportunity to compete in the event individually or with the assistance of a team of up to three pushers.
Participants can choose to compete in a 5K (3.1 miles) or 1-mile race in Columbus’ Pawnee Park. Both races conclude in Pawnee Park’s Memorial Stadium, where top finishers in several categories receive awards.
Proceeds from the event will help purchase AmTrykes®
for individuals and families in our community. AmTrykes®
are adaptive tricycles that allow differently-abled kids and adults to participate more fully in health and wellness activities.
Since the first event in 2011, We Can RW&R events have funded the purchase of more than 60 AmTrykes®
. Proceeds from the event also supported a fundraising effort for a barrier-free playground in our community at Lost Creek Elementary School. For more information on the event, visit our FAQs page
of our website.