The second Security 5K/Mission 500 Charity Run at ISC West this year raised more than $80,000 to benefit Mission 500, a charitable organization engaging security professionals to sponsor children in need through the World Vision organization. Proceeds from the April 7th event will sponsor 240 children for a full year − providing food, water, education, and healthcare. Event proceeds increased the number of sponsored children to more than 360 total.
More than 470 runners registered for the event, and about 370 ran. Registrants included 116 female runners, and participants hailed from 13 countries and 37 states. The youngest runner was 13 and the oldest was 65. Over 30 percent of the runners were over 50 as well. First place overall female runner was Theresa Campbell of Reed Exhibitions (21:59), and first place overall male runner was John Donegan of L3 Communications (19:13).
Freeman, contractor of services to ISC West and its exhibitors, waived staff costs and fees for using audio-visual equipment during the 5K race and the awards ceremony, and Starbucks donated coffee to complement the post-race refreshments and food.
At the Reception and Awards Ceremony for Security 5K runners, Mission 500 awarded its second "Mission 500 Humanitarian Award" to Barbara Holliday, Director of Dealer Services at Monitronics Security. The award honors individuals in the security industry who make important contributions to those in need. Pelco by Schneider Electric was the first recipient of Mission 500’s Corporate Social Responsibility Award as well.
More than 100 of the runners also set up fundraising web pages and added more donations to help the cause: Caleb Simonyi-Gindele was top fundraiser with $1,230, followed by Mark Pickett with $1,087 and Shane Geringer with $766.
See photos and a brief video presentation of the race at the following link: http://www.security5k.com.
Other race winners in various age categories included
- Male age group 20-30: Joshua Koopferstock (20:10)
- Female age group 20-30: Kate Olson (22:15)
- Male age group 31-40: Brian Ordway (19:38)
- Female age group 31-40: Brooke Hafen (22:55)
- Male age group 41-50: Doug Johnson (19:51)
- Female age group 41-50: Martha Entwistle (24:23)
- Male age group 51-99: Alejandro Loera Harfus (20:59)
- Female age group 51-99: Charlene Foglio (26:23)