A 19-person Clark team hit the course for the recent Nordstrom Beat the Bridge to Beat Diabetes event in Seattle, raising funds and awareness for Type 1 Diabetes research, a great cause. With an 8K run and wheelchair race, a 3-mile walk, a 1-mile fun run (even a Diaper Derby for toddlers, none from Clark), the course offered a distance for everyone.
The run’s highlight: the midrace raising of the University Bridge. Run fast enough, and you Beat the Bridge and continue the race. The not-quite-so-swift are stranded until the bridge comes down again.
We’d like to say all members of the Clark team Beat the Bridge …. Not quite. But we all finished the course, and had a great time along the way. Our fastest duo were Dylan Sievertson (41.10) and Marty Sievertson (42.47). Great times, guys!
Of course, it wasn’t how fast we finished, but rather the chance for Clark to support our community and those challenged by T1D. We raised $2,561 for diabetes research, with Lisa Tills taking company honors for bringing in the most donations, and Jim Tsolomitis for most dollars raised.
“It was so awesome to see the multi-age participation at this event – young and old walker and runners coming together for such a great cause!” says Marit Krueger. “On our Clark Construction team, we had from ages 10 to 72. How cool is that?”
Really cool. Clark is proud to support the Nordstrom Beat the Bridge and diabetes research, and you’ll see us again next year.