On Saturday, October 24, runners laced up their running shoes for the 3rd annual Energy Capital Run in support of The Joint Association to Stop Spina Bifida. With a 1 mile and 5K run, both adults and kids participated in the race. With friends, family and area businesses cheering along the roadside, Bill Blanchett with a time of 15:55 took first place in the adult 5K run, and Brian Smith was recognized as the individual who raised the most pledges.
Net proceeds from the Energy Capital Run fund JASSB, a non-profit dedicated to educating and raising awareness about spina bifida, a developmental birth defect involving the incomplete closure of the embryonic neural tube that results in an incompletely formed spinal cord. As a 2009 sponsor of the Energy Capital Run, the Energy Corridor District looks forward to the 2010 run and raising additional funds to help prevent spina bifida.