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Amanda Fall

Cheese Chief

Your Occupation: I am the Executive Director of Central YMCA.

How long have you been on the committee? Since 2015!

What is your job on the committee?  I Organize the food tent for the runners.

What do you enjoy most about volunteering with this event?  It’s exciting cheering on the runners after they complete the race at the finish line!

What is your most memorable experience with the event?  It was memorable when the donations to our YMCA from the Rat Race broke $100,000 cumulative amount!

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Jonathon Gottschalk

Registration Rat

Your Occupation: Software Developer

How long have you been on the committee? Since 2013

What is your job on the committee? Maintaining registration page, Facebook Page, and FWRC Liaison

What do you enjoy most about volunteering with this event? It supports a great cause.

What is your most memorable experience with the event?  Aside from running it, that would be maintaining Run Signup registration site.

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Jennyfer Balkema

Award Rat 

Your Occupation: I have worked at the Jorgensen Family YMCA for almost 13 years in the childcare department and I am the current program director for the local non-profit that runs a camp for kids with cancer, Camp Watcha Wanna Do

How long have you been on the committee? I saw a FB post before the 2019 race and jumped on-board and have loved every second of it so far!

What is your job on the committee? Coordinating the medals and just helping out wherever else I could

What do you enjoy most about volunteering with this event? I am a runner myself so this event is something that I enjoy being a part for that reason.  I also just enjoy seeing the many walks of life that make up a running race.  Local races are great to see the heart of the community!

What is your most memorable experience with the event? With only one event in my resume so far, I would have to say the many people that I worked with as well as the open arms, passion and organization of the committee.  Not once did I feel out of place and I was brand new to this committee!