Elite Field Announced for 2022 Bellin Run

May 16, 2022

Defending champions Gesabwa, Ward highlight stellar elite field

The Bellin Run’s return to an in-person event in 2022 will feature an impressive field of elites, highlighted by defending champions Risper Gesabwa and Jared Ward.

Gesabwa added another title to her unmatched Bellin Run resume in 2019, crossing the line first for the seventh time in her career. Lining up alongside Gesabwa is a new challenger to the Bellin Run, MaKenna Myler, who became an internet sensation after running a 5:25 mile while nine months pregnant.

Myler’s list of accomplishments has only grown since giving birth, including a victory in her professional half marathon debut in the Desert News – a performance that included a course record of 1:09:54. She will line up for the Bellin Run in the best shape of her career, having recently set a personal best in the 5K of 15:31. 

On the men’s side, Jared Ward will attempt to capture his second-consecutive Bellin Run victory after winning the event in 2019. Ward will be challenged by past Bellin Run champ Brendan Gregg, who was second in 2019 after winning the event in 2017 and 2018.

Although stocked with a significant field of elite athletes, the Bellin Run welcomes runners and walkers of all levels and abilities. Registrations for the last in-person event topped the 11,000 mark. Registration is available online at www.bellinrun.com.

The registration fee for the Bellin Run is $30 per person through Wednesday, June 1, when it increases to $35. In-person registration at the Friday, June 10 expo in Astor Park is $40.

The half-mile Children’s Run (ages 10 and younger) will take place at 6 p.m. Friday, June 10. The registration fee is $12 per participant through June 6, when online registration ends. In-person registration on Friday, June 10 will be $15 per participant.

The 46th annual Bellin Run will take place at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 11. For more information or to register, visit bellinrun.com. Follow the Bellin Run on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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  • I run for fun, but like running Bellin because I can meeting with elites runner’s this will be my 3rd bellin run i I will try to break my own record.

    Rogelio Ramirez    June 10, 2022 at 2:15 pm

  • Very much enjoyed doing the Bellin last Saturday with my son and grandson!

    Questions - how does one get an opportunity to provide music along the race route.  I am part of a local Green Bay band called Badgergrass that would love to set up and play along the race route.  We play bluegrass, gospel, folk, and even some pop. You can check us out at badgergrass.com.

    Thank you!

    James Marker 920-600-1817

    James Marker    June 13, 2022 at 9:15 am

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