Jeff Shikles Memorial 8K RunWalk
The Jeff Shikles 8K Race/Walk is a family fitness event that was established to raise funds to benefit children of Boone County in memory of Boonslick past President Jeff Shikles. Jeff Shikles was a beloved small animal Veterinarian in the community. Besides having a deep commitment to Kiwanis he readily volunteered his time with other youth groups in the community.
The Jeff Shikles 8K Race/Walk is an annual event and the proceeds earned from this event are given to an organization in the community that directly benefits children, Each year, the Race/Walk committee selects an area organization to receive these funds. Organizations that have benefited from the race/walk include the Cedar Creek Therapeutic Riding Center, Safe Kids Coalition, Head Start of Columbia, Rainbow House (caring for nelected/abused children), Parents as Teachers (Columbia Public Schools) Columbia Soccer Club and Camp Kesem.
The 1st Annual Jeff Shikles Memorial 8K was held on Sunday, May 21st and 131 paid entrants with the proceeds going to the Cedar Creek Therapeutic Riding Center. An organization that Jeff donated considerable time and energy. Both of Jeff’s children, John, age 11 and Katie, age 8, ran in the race to honor their father.
This years event is being held on Saturday, June 4th. What has made this event so successful has been the volunteer support of our club members and our “partnership” with area veterinarians sponsoring the Rune/Walk.
For 2016, the following veterinarians have donated funds in support of the Run/Walk:
Proceeds from last year’s Run/Walk enabled the club to donate $1,000.00 to Camp Kesem. All proceeds from this year's event will also go to the local chapter of Camp Kesem.
Camp Kesem Mizzou
Camp Kesem is a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leader, supporting children through and beyond their parent’s cancer. Camp Kesem is a growing national movement, transforming more lives each year. Since 2001, Caamp Kesem has grown from a single camp, to 62 active chapters in 29 states.
2016 Race/Results are shown here. Visit the Photo Album to see pictures from race day.
2015 Race/Results are shown here. Visit the Photo Album to see pictures from race day.
2014 Race/Results are shown here. Visit the Photo Album to see pictures from race day.