2013 Weir Fellows: Nettie Rauch and Dave McGrath


ARC Director Deborah Halperin with 2013 Weir Fellows, Dave McGrath and Nettie Rauch on the day of the Westside 5K

2013 Weir Fellows, Dave McGrath and Nettie Rauch worked with West Bloomington Revitalization Project to start an annual Westside 5K. Dave ’14, a risk management major from Wheaton, IL, and Nettie ’14, a Hispanic Studies and Sociology major from Shoreview, Minnesota, are both members of the cross country team and mobilized their teammates in many capacities to make the event successful. Both Dave and Nettie served as Summer 2013 Interns as well!

The Westside 5K Run/Walk is a fun and healthy way to promote wellness within our community. The route highlights some of West Bloomington’s businesses and non-for-profit organizations. A portion of proceeds benefited select West Bloomington non-for-profits.

In 2013, the race had 140 participants and raised just over $2,100 for WBRP and other nonprofits. The nonprofits Dave and Nettie worked with included Milestones Early Learning Center, Mid Central Community Action, YMCA, Boys & Girls Club, Western Avenue Community Center and Habitat ReStore.