Kids Race Begins

Shell Puget Sound Refinery held its 2nd annual “Fueling Education Fun Run” on October 2, 2016 raising approximately $52,000 for the Anacortes Schools Foundation (ASF) and hosting nearly 250 participants, a figure that nearly doubled from the inaugural Fun Run in 2015.

Shell Puget Sound Refinery General Manager, Shirley Yap, was onsite to thank our supporters and congratulate participants as raffle prizes were drawn and awards were proudly received by winners of the youth race and 5k Run.

“Thank you all for the support and participation that made this event a success and thank you for supporting the Anacortes Schools Foundation,” Yap said. ”The hard work and leadership you have provided made this year’s event a huge success, and the students of Anacortes will truly benefit from this effort.”

Several dozen Puget Sound Refinery employees volunteered their time in the months leading up to the event and during the day-of to ensure the event ran safely and smoothly. 

Kids race begins

“I am so proud of our team and our refinery,” said Fueling Education Fun Run Chair Ryan Kudlacek. “The dedication of the Shell Fun Run committee and our many volunteers from the refinery is inspiring and something that fuels me.”

Volunteers from the Anacortes Schools Foundation also provided valuable support and partnership along the way including with runner registration and in procuring over 30 raffle prizes which were given away to race participants throughout the event.

“You all did a great job on the Fun Run,” said Art Shotwell, President of the Anacortes Schools Foundation. “We all appreciate Shell’s support of the Anacortes Schools Foundation.”

The funds raised will fund STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education and Pre-K Scholarships for families in need. 

Off to a good start

Husband and wife combo David and Amber McCulloch took home top honors as fastest man and fastest woman. Andy Wyman (2nd place) and John Krystoff (3rd place) rounded out the Top 3 Men, as Annalisa Krystof and Alicia Jenkins took home 2nd and 3rd place for the Women. R.J. Koolwijk won the award for Fastest Shell Employee and Nathan Dunham took the prize for Fastest Teacher.

A special thanks goes out to the nearly 50 sponsors of the Fueling Education Fun Run, including top sponsors Haskell Corporation, JH Kelly, LLC, Matrix Services, Air Liquide, WR Grace Foundation, Mistras Group, the Anacortes American and Birch Equipment.