Ken Teune Memorial Stampede
Time & Location
About the event
We are excited to honor Ken Teune during the Stampede coming up on Saturday April 9th. Ken's family kindly shared a brief history of his personal running, as well as his impact on our community.
For most of his life, Ken Teune had a passion for running. He began running in high school when he joined the Chicago Christian High School cross country team. Ken, along with 3 friends, ran throughout high school and formed a strong bond that lasted until his passing.
Ken coached cross country at Clover Pass Christian School for many years. He could often be heard telling his kids to “pick up your knees” or “stretch out your stride” or “sprint it in” or of course, “finish strong”.
In 2007 he ran the Whistlestop Marathon in Wisconsin hoping to qualify for the Boston Marathon. He held back to run with a friend and did not get a qualifying time. Undaunted, he ran again in 2008 and qualified for the Boston Marathon.
Ken ran the Boston Marathon in 2009 and considered that race one of the high points of his life. He ran the Grand Rapids Marathon in Michigan a couple of weeks later.
Ken ran in many races in Ketchikan and POW. He ran for health but mostly for fun. He loved encouraging his kids, wife and students in the same passion.
We all share in Ken's passion for running! Come on out to the Ken Teune Stampede on Saturday April 9th. Registration details coming soon!