By Nick Wilder
Bears kicker Robbie Gould and TruCore Pilates combined to have their first ‘Run for the Gould’ 5K Charity Run/Walk and Kids Dash on Sunday morning.
The event was held in Kildeer, Ill. and over 500 people participated. Bears tight end Martellus Bennett was also on hand to show his support for his teammate Gould and for the cause.
Gould was very excited for the first event and was happy to see the hundreds of people come out in support.
“Yeah it’s pretty cool, I’m pretty lucky to have TruCore Pilates, they inspired to do the event," Gould said. "Obviously it’s awesome to do something like this during our bye week. It’s our first ‘Run for the Gould’ 5K and we have about 500 runners, which is pretty exciting for our first event.
"The ‘Run With It’ events has done a great job putting this together and making sure it's organized to the point where it looks like a marathon out here. They did a great job and my foundation is lucky enough to have great partnerships with these people to be able to raise some money and do a lot of good in the local community.”
Gould also plans on continuing this event next year and hopes people will want to participate again.
“There are a lot of people out here having fun which is the most important thing,” Gould said. “We want to make sure people remember it and enjoy it enough to come back next year.”
Bennett was glad to help out his teammate's cause and shared his thoughts on the event.
“Robbie is one of my favorite teammates so anything I can do for him I will always try and show up for,” Bennett said. “I’ve been in three great cities, including Dallas and New York, but this has been the best place so far. Getting over 500 people out here for a 5K run on a Sunday when football is going on is awesome.”