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2006 CARDV Mother’s Day Run/Walk for Safe Families

CARDV’s 4th Annual Mother’s Day Run/Walk for Safe Families was blessed with beautiful weather and wonderful participants and volunteers. It was the place to be on Saturday, May 13, 2006!

Corvallis Police Chief Gary Boldizsar officially started the race. Seventy-six runners participated in the 5K run (course map) which started at 2nd and Western in Corvallis and wound through Pioneer and Avery Parks. 

Bob Richardson won the overall race in a time of 19:13. The first female runner to cross the finish line was Nicole Von Germeten with a time of 20:28. She placed third overall. Both top finishers were in the 30-39 age group.

Run Results:

2006 Run Results
2005 Run Results
2004 Run Results
2003 Run Results

Fun Walk:

Over 100 walkers participated in the 2-mile fun walk, which started at the same place as the run but then headed up Corvallis’ lovely Riverfront Park (course map). Flowers donated by John Marchel of Stover, Evey & Jackson and chocolates donated by Burst’s Candies were handed out to the first 50 walkers to cross the finish line.

Emceeing the event was LaVonda Wagner, OSU Women’s Basketball Coach. It’s clear to see from her energy and enthusiasm how she motivates her team to win!

Family Fun & Safety Fair:

The Family Fun & Safety Fair is sponsored each year by local organizations to promote the concept of health and safety in our communities. Agencies participating this year included:

LaVonda demonstrated her artistic skills by making a Mother’s Day card at one of the craft booths run by volunteers from the Corvallis Waldorf School and the Corvallis Montessori School.

The Bubble Table, sponsored again this year by Old Mill Center, was a particular hit with the kids.

And hungry and thirsty participants enjoyed the water and snacks donated by local businesses CostCo, Fred Meyer, Noah’s Bagels, Pepsi Co. of Corvallis, and Safeway.

Also volunteering their time to lend a festive atmosphere to the day were musicians Fred Towne, Jason Yaich and Halie Loren.



This year CARDV added a new dimension to our event. Participants were given the opportunity to collect contributions from friends and vie for incentive prizes donated by local businesses Five Star Sports, The Retreat and The Train House Inn. One group worked together to win all three prizes. Team Windermere, made up of staff and realtors at Windermere Realty Corvallis, raised $230 from friends and associates. Thank you Team Windermere for your support!

Raffle Prize:

This year we raffled off two donated prizes, a football signed by the 2006 OSU Men’s Football Team and an iPod Nano donated by the Bartholomaus Family in memory of Jill Bartholomaus Dierkus.

All proceeds from this event are used to sustain CARDV’s shelter program, provide advocacy services to victims of domestic and sexual violence and support CARDV’s community education programs.


An event like this couldn’t take place without the hard work and dedication of community volunteers and businesses. When you see these people or business, please thank them for helping make Linn and Benton Counties safer for victims of domestic and sexual violence.

Volunteer Race Committee:

Melanie Adams
Barbara Balz
Debbie Bird McCubbin
Heather Burton
Heather Chermak
Carla Denner
Janet Knudson
Jim Luebke
John Marchel
Stacy Mellem, Chair
Nancy O’Mara
Claire Saxton

Race Day Volunteers:

CARDV Staff and Board of Directors, friends, family members, Corvallis Police Cadets, and other concerned citizens who just heard about our need and stepped up to the plate.


LaVonda Wagner, OSU Women’s Basketball Coach

Race Starter:

Gary Boldizsar, Chief of Police, Corvallis Police Department

Race Timing:

Bruce and Mary Stephens, Timberhill Harriers

Race Safety:

Tom Henke, EMT, Albany Fire Department
Kathleen Brindley and the Benton County Amateur Radio Emergency Service
Officer Greg Kantola, Corvallis Police Department
Officer Jim Luebke, Albany Police Department
Officer Ken Fandrem, Albany Police Department

Race Registration:

Five Star Sports, Corvallis

Event Music:

Halie Loren
Fred Towne
Jason Yaich

Event Publicity:

Cheryl McLean, ImPrint Services
Chris White, webmaster
Corvallis Gazette-Times

Event Equipment:

Five Star Sports
Corvallis Disposal/Allied Waste
OSU Facilities Services
Benton County Fair Grounds
First Presbyterian Church
Rick DeBellis

Flowers & Chocolates for Walkers:

Burst’s Candies
John Marchel, Stover, Evey & Jackson

Food & Water Donors:

Fred Meyer
Noah’s Bagels
Pepsi Co. of Corvallis

Door Prize Donors:

Bike ‘n’ Hike
The Book Bin
Corvallis Cat Care
The Dirty Dog
Eola Hills Winery
Java Connection

And a big “Thank You” to our 2006 Sponsors
from the Board, Staff and Clients of the
Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence

Corvallis Disposal Evanite Fiber Corporation
Stover, Evey, and Jackson, Inc. Town & Country Realty

Corvallis Dental

Community Builder Sponsors

Albany Athletic Club
Steve & Vickie Athay
Country Vitamins
The Dirty Dog
D. Bryce Downey, MD
Endex Engineering, Inc.
T. Gerding Construction Co.
Todd J. Lewis, MD
Marys River Acupuncture Center
Pioneer Telephone Cooperative
Les Schwab Tires
Security Alarm Corporation (MartInvest)
Dr. Sheets Orthodontics
Sibling Revelry
Stover Neyhart & Co.
Willamette Veterinary Clinic
Albany Fire Fighters Community Assistance Fund
Mealoha McFadden
Stacy Mellem Consulting
Windermere Realty Corvallis