The second Security 5K/Mission 500 Charity Run in Las Vegas on the second day of ISC West raised more than $80,000 to benefit Mission 500
The funds raised by Security 5K/Mission 500 Charity Run will be channelised to benefit the needy children
The second Security 5K/Mission 500 Charity Run in Las Vegas on the second day of ISC West raised more than $80,000 to benefit Mission 500, a charitable organisation engaging security professionals to sponsor children in need through the World Vision organisation. Proceeds from the April 7th event will sponsor 240 children for a full year - providing food, water, education, healthcare and most importantly, hope. Event proceeds increased the number of sponsored children to more than 360 total. The first-ever Security 5K event also kindled many colourful stories and highlighted the great sense of community and generosity of the security industry.

As in the case of the 2010 event, the organisers were overwhelmed by support from across all facets of the security industry. More than 470 runners registered for the event, and about 370 ran. Registrants included 116 female runners, and participants hailed from 13 countries and 37 states. The youngest runner was 13 and the oldest was 65. Over 30% of the runners were over 50 as well. First place overall female runner was Theresa Campbell of Reed Exhibitions (21:59), and first place overall male runner was John Donegan of L3 Communications (19:13).

Many runners had positive things to report on the race:
It was a great event, well done and well organised; I will look forward to running next year.
Hayden Burr - Integrated Control Technology

Another incredible race! Great work organising the event, and most importantly a significant thank you, for bringing together a group of people in the security industry to make a difference in this world, while enjoying team camaraderie and an active lifestyle.
Elizabeth Cohen - Anixter

Thanks so much, I had a fantastic time. Again great run and for a great cause!
Kevin Kaiser - IS&T Consulting

This was a great event. Organised, and well put together. Had lots of fun. I'm looking forward to next year. Andy Grewal - Anacon Solutions

I really enjoyed the run yesterday morning and will make sure some of my colleagues join in next time! Russ Singleton - Coretrol Limited
Mission 500 Humanitarian Award honours individuals in the security industry who make important contributions to those in need 
The second "Mission 500 Humanitarian Award" to Barbara Holliday, Director of Dealer Services, Monitronics Security

Freeman, contractor of services to ISC West and its exhibitors, waived staff costs and fees for using audio-visual equipment during the 5K race and the awards ceremony, and Starbucks generously donated coffee to complement the post-race refreshments and food.

At the Reception and Awards Ceremony for Security 5K runners, Mission 500 awarded its second "Mission 500 Humanitarian Award" to Barbara Holliday, Director of Dealer Services at Monitronics Security. The award honours individuals in the security industry who make important contributions to those in need. Pelco by Schneider Electric was the first recipient of Mission 500's Corporate Social Responsibility Award as well. More than 100 of the runners also set up fundraising web pages and added more donations to help the cause: Caleb Simonyi-Gindele was top fundraiser with $1,230, followed by Mark Pickett with $1,087 and Shane Geringer with $766.

The Security 5K / Mission 500 Race at the 2011 ISC West Expo in Las Vegas is a collaboration between United Publications, publishers of Security Systems News and Security Director News; Reed Exhibitions, producers of ISC Expos; and Mission 500. Sponsors in 2011 were Alarm.com, Altronix Corporation, AXIS Communications, Bolide Technology Group, Deister Electronics, HID, Honeywell, LRG Marketing Communications, Panasonic System Networks Company, Pelco (by Schneider Electric) and Safety Technology International, Inc. Tee-shirt sponsor DMP, bracelets from Ditek and the cocktail raffle sponsor was Pivot 3.

Other race winners in various age categories included:
  • Male Age Group:                20 - 30: Joshua Koopferstock in 20:10
  • Female Age Group:           20 - 30: Kate Olson in 22:15
  • Male Age Group:                31 - 40: Brian Ordway in 19:38
  • Female Age Group:           31 - 40: Brooke Hafen in 22:55
  • Male Age Group:                41 - 50: Doug Johnson in 19:51
  • Female Age Group:           41 - 50: Martha Entwistle in 24:23
  • Male Age Group:                51 - 99: Alejandro Loera Harfus in 20:59
  • Female Age Group:           51 - 99: Charlene Foglio in 26:23
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