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2012 Bellin Run: Inspiration on and off the Course

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2012 Bellin Run: Inspiration on and off the Course

By Mike Conroy. CREATED Jun 6, 2012

The Bellin Run inspires those who want to shape up and improve their health. Now, the race is lending a hand to a group of students with a little inspiration of its own. 

The students are part of  'Destination Imagination', a learning group that focuses on 'Green Technology'.  "Imagination the children are given a series of challenges. The children choose which challenge they want to participate in;" Organizer David Pearson explains. "They were tasked with researching solar energy, coming up with a creative use for solar energy, building a prototype, not necessarily working, writing a play about it, and incorporating theatrical lighting effects.

The children believed that this was a good race to use for their production.

David asked leaders at the Bellin Run to help and they did. "I had asked for shirts, awards, medals, water bottles, anything that they could donate and when I presented it to the kids, they just ate it up." The kids worked hard on their green project and finished 36th out of 78 groups in a green energy competition.

Remember to watch Live Coverage of the 2012 Bellin Run, on Saturday, June 9th starting at 7:00am on MyNEW32.