This event would not be possible without our sponsors who help defer the cost so the participant fees can be directed to support Vashon High School athletics. We thank them for sharing spirit of Bill Burby and his passion for health, fitness and sportsmanship. We encourage all race participants to support these business and organizations.
The Bill Burby Inspirational Run/Walk thanks our generous sponsors:
Windermere - GOLD Sponsor:
The Vashon office of Windermere Real Estate has been an integral part of the Island community since 1948. Our business is selling houses. But, more importantly, we help people find a place they can call "home". Windermere believes in community and giving back to it. That is the Windermere way.
Sawbones - GOLD Sponsor:
Founded here on Vashon Island, Sawbones has become a worldwide leader in orthopaedic and medical models and is now one of the largest employers on the island. Sawbones employees and owners are actively involved in the community and support it in many ways. Find out more at www.sawbones.com
Islanders can count on Northwest Sports to provide footwear, clothing and equipment to support the active lifestyle of the Vashon community. The store is located in the heart of downtown Vashon and open during Strawberry Festival. Northwest Sports generously provides six, $100 gift certificates for prizes to award winners of the runs.
Vashon Market Fresh IGA:
"Locally owned by people you can trust." That's the IGA promise and the Vashon Market delivers. Check out their weekly ads at: www.vashonmarket.iga.com/
Vashon Park District:
The mission of the Vashon Park District is to equitably provide public access to the District’s parks, facilities and recreational programs to all Island residents and visitors; to continuously improve our facilities and programs through inclusionary planning processes; and to responsibly acquire and maintain our assets according to appropriately defined standards and policies, so our park users will be provided with exceptional opportunities to improve the quality of their lives. https://vashonparks.org/
We are able to hold this event each year through the help of many other individuals, organizations and businesses.
We thank the Vashon Chamber of Commerce, Vashon High School, Vashon Park District, Vashon Beachcomber, The Loop and all of the Island businesses who allow posting of information about the race.
We'd also like to thank King County Sheriff's Officers, Vashon Island Fire & Rescue, the Vashon High School Boys Basketball, Volleyball and Cross Country teams and all of our many volunteers who help make this race possible.
And special thanks to our Island neighbors who live along the race route for their patience on race day.