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25 Runs of Gratitude

Nearly 25 years ago, United Way of Washington County's Board President, Pete Rettler, set out with a goal to run at least one mile every day for a year.  One mile turned into thousands, and on December 31st, 2018, Pete will reach an important milestone - 25 YEARS OF RUNNING.  EVERY day.  In EVERY kind of weather. 

To celebrate this amazing achievement and to share his gratitude for his good health over the last 25 years, Pete will be spending the final 25 days of 2018 running to raise money and awareness for those who need it most.

Each day, from December 6th - December 30th, Pete will be running with representatives from local programs that United Way of Washington County supports, and sharing what he learns about those organizations with all of you.  



1.  Sponsor A Run:  Pete's goal is to raise $25,000 with his 25 runs.  Contact Kristin Brandner at for more information about sponsoring a run.  

2.  Follow Pete's Story:  Read Pete's blogs on the Washington County Insider.  You can follow along with each of his blogs HERE.  

3.  Join Pete For a Run:  Dates, Times, Featured Programs, and Sponsors are listed below.


Run # Date Time Agency Location Sponsor
Run #1 12/06/18 Noon Boys & Girls Club of Washington County 925 N. Silverbrook Drive - West Bend American Construction Services
Run #2 12/07/18 7 AM (Coffee Following) Interfaith Caregivers of Washington County 2374 W. Washington St. - West Bend Midwest Preferred Insurance Group
Run #3 12/08/18 9 AM Easter Seals Southeast Wisconsin St. Joseph's Hospital Lobby - West Bend Alexssa Enterprises
Run #4 12/09/18 9 AM American Red Cross of Wisconsin - Southeast Chapter Fire Station - 325 N. 8th Ave. - West Bend City of West Bend & Jeff's Spirits On Main
Run #5 12/10/18 7 AM Family Center of Washington County 2376 W. Washington St. - West Bend Aurora Healthcare & Re/Max United
Run #6 12/11/18 4 PM Kettle Moraine YMCA 1111 W. Washington St. - West Bend Anonymous Donor
Run #7 12/12/18 Noon Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washington County Horicon Bank - 1535 W. Paradise Dr. - West Bend Horicon Bank
Run #8 12/13/18 7 AM Elevate N169 W21005 Meadow Lane - Jackson Mike Sterr of Coldwell Banker
Run #9 12/14/18 8 AM Friends 922 S. 18th Ave. - West Bend Johnson School Bus
Run #10 12/15/18 (Pre-Recorded) Help Corner Pre-Recorded @ 2354A W. Washington St., West Bend The Keagle Family
Run #11 12/16/18 (Pre-Recorded) United Way of Washington County Pre-Recorded @ Salberg Law - 18 E. Washington St., West Bend Salberg Law Firm
Run #12 12/17/18 Noon Impact 2-1-1 Washington County Fair Park Washington County Fair Park
Run #13 12/18/18 5 PM National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) - Washington County Dunn Brothers Coffee - 950 W. Paradise Dr. - West Bend Dunn Brothers Coffee & The Shane Oppermann Family
Run #14 12/19/18 Noon Elevate Affiliated Clinical Services - 111 E. Washington St. - West Bend Affiliated Clinical Services
Run #15 12/20/18 Noon The Threshold, Inc. 600 Rolfs Ave. - West Bend The O'Meara Nowack Averill Group at Baird
Run #16 12/21/18 Noon Full Shelf Food Pantry 231 Municipal Dr. - West Bend Keberle, Patrykus & Laufenberg, LLP 
Run #17 12/22/18 9 AM United Way's Emerging Leaders Legendary Whitetails - 820 Enterprise Dr. - Slinger Legendary Whitetails
Run #18 12/23/18 9 AM Consumer Credit Counseling Services 139 N. Main St. - West Bend West Bend Sunrise Rotary & Noon Rotary
Run #19 12/24/18 7 AM Inspire Washington County 215 N. Main St., Suite 110 - West Bend MCR Services & Mountain Outfitters
Run #20 12/25/18 10 AM Family Promise of Washington County Karl's Place - 450 E. Water Street - West Bend Moraine Park Technical College & Hewlett Packard
Run #21 12/26/18 9 AM The Youth & Family Project 630 Elm St. - West Bend Clinicare Corporation
Run #22 12/27/18 8 AM Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington (WOW) Workforce Development MPTC - 2200 Greentree Road - West Bend Alliance Services, Inc., Common Sense Citizens of Washington County, Kraig Sadownikow, & Duquaine Concrete & Masonry
Run #23 12/28/18 9 AM Albrecht Free Clinic 908 W. Washington St. - West Bend Commerce State Bank & West Bend Firefighters Charities
Run #24 12/29/18 9 AM Casa Guadalupe Education Center 479 N. Main St. - West Bend Aurora Health Care
Run #25 12/30/18 (Pre-Recorded) Senior Citizens Activities  Pre-Recorded Washington County Insider