Register for Brett’s Run/Walk 10

Brett’s Run/Walk 10!

Brett’s Run/ Walk  August 24th, 2019, at Legion Memorial Park, Everett   Map Link

  • 8:00 AM- Walk-up registration and T-shirt pick-up
  • 8:00 AM- Silent Auction will open and remain open during and after the run/walk.
  • 9:00 AM- Welcome/Comments/Presentation
  • Walk/Run begins immediately after presentation
  • 3.5 mile run/walk down Grand Avenue
  • Map of the course/route


*Online and mail-in registration is now closed.  We still welcome and encourage more participants and we will have registration available before the event beginning at 8 am. 

  • Day-of-event registration:  Online and mail-in registration is now closed. We will have registration available at 8 AM on August 24th (Day of the event)  Anyone and everyone can participate.
  • Registration Fee is $30.00 for Walk/Run – includes t-shirt   Those who register at the event will get t-shirts on a first-come-first-serve basis.

    Kids 12 years old and under – Free for walk/run, (T-shirts $5.00)

Business Donors and Sponsors- Find out how to donate: Business Sponsors

Brett’s Run Info

Show up a little early and have some coffee, donuts and great conversation and check out the silent auction

Brett’s Run is a wonderful way to remember him, have fun, and raise money to continue his scholarship.  Registration is open to anyone who wishes to support the purpose and or philosophy* of this event.

*Philosophy:  In order to honor the intent of this occasion, not to burden anyone, and keep the nature pure, this event will be kept simple so as to make it a meaningful experience for all who knew Brett and wish to participate in helping keep his memory alive.

The purpose of this non-competitive run/walk is four-fold:  

  1. To keep Brett’s memory alive
  2. To emphasize health and fitness
  3. To raise money to continue the Brett Akio Jensen Memorial Scholarship Fund (in ten years, over $180,000 has been given to deserving Everett area students)
  4. To have fun and enjoy each other!




Silent Auction Items- Updated!

We just added some new items up for grabs in the silent auction!   There are many items and with a wide variety there is something for everyone.  Items are open for bidding before, during and even for a short time after the run.  This list will grow as more items are being added to the auction each week.

Some of the recently added items are posted below, see even more items here: 2019 SILENT AUCTION ITEMS 

A Sonic logo basketball measuring board
A Sonic logo basketball measuring board for those of you who still mourn the loss of the team. Donated by Julie Staham. There will be other painted boards at the auction by Julie also.
Heavy Hitter Bat from first game ever at Safeco 1999
A limited edition commemorative heavy hitter bat handed out at the first game played in Safeco Field in 1999.This one is #548 out of a total of 999 given to fans. It is still in the original box–never opened. This is a piece of Seattle sports history!
Don Larsen Aurographed Photo
An autographed photograph of Don Larsen who had a 15 year MLB pitching career. He pitched a perfect game in Game 5 of the 1956 World Series for the Kansas City Athletics. This is the only no hitter and perfect game in World Series history.
One of a kind birdhouse
A one of a kind very creative bird house donated by Scott Biem. Scott put in well over 15 hours of labor in building this one saying that it was his honor to do it for such a great cause.


Starbucks Basket
A basket full of Starbucks goodies plus two mugs. Donated by Tim Casper


Cougar wine
Cougar wine I, II, III, IV, and V. A new wine comes out every year and made by a winery owned by a WSU Alumni. It is diificult to find these because they are made in a limited amount. Number VI just came out so that one may be part of the package also.


















Joe Hofman and Lily Sullivan recipients of 2019 Brett Jensen scholarships!

2019 Scholarship recipients Joe Hofman and Lily Sullivan
2019 Scholarship recipients Joe Hofman and Lily Sullivan

Last week was scholarship week.  Two more Brett Akio Jensen Memorial Scholarships totaling $15,000 were awarded through the Rotary Club of Everett and Cascade High School.

Both recipients, Joe Hofman and Lily Sullivan, will soon be graduates of Cascade High School.  Like Brett, both of these outstanding students love their family, their friends, and life.  We are proud to continue Brett’s legacy by furthering their education.

Joe Hofman 2019 Brett Jensen-Rotary Scholarship recipient

Joe is the recipient of the Everett Rotary-Brett Jensen Scholarship which combined, is $10,000.  He is heading to Georgetown University to study pre-law and is also going to be on the diving team.

Lily Sullivan 2019 Brett Akio Jensen Memorial Scholarship recipient

Lily Sullivan  is the recipient of the $5000 Brett Akio Jensen Memorial Scholarship.   She will be attending  Western Washington University, and is planning on majoring in special education.  She exemplifies Brett’s heart and compassion.


Also, if you wish to register for the Brett Jensen Memorial Walk and Run (August 24, 2019) click here:  REGISTER – BRETT”S RUN 2019

Without your love and support, these scholarships would not be possible.

Thank you,

Brett Akio Jensen Foundation

Lily Sullivan is recipient of 2019 Brett Akio Jensen Memorial Scholarship!


Lily Sullivan and her mother Erin Sullivan
Lily Sullivan and her mother Erin Sullivan

Cascade High School senior Lily Sullivan is the recipient of the $5000 Brett Akio Jensen Memorial Scholarship.   She will be attending Western Washington University in the all and she is planning on majoring in special education.  She exemplifies Brett’s heart and compassion.

Congratulations Lily!

Joseph Hofman- 2019 Brett Akio Jensen/Rotary Scholarship!

Joe Hofman and parents Lerma and Bradford Hofman
Joe Hofman and his parents, Lerma and Bradford Hofman

Don and Jan Jensen presented Joseph Hofman with a lei and the Brett Akio Jensen Scholarship for $10,000. The Rotary Club of Everett presented more than $227,000 in scholarships to college-bound seniors.

Joseph Holman wins Brett Akio Jensen Scholarship.
Don and Jan Jensen present Joseph Holman with a lei and the $10,000 Brett Akio Jensen Scholarship.

Before a crowd at Everett School District headquarters, Jan Jensen placed a lei around Joe Hofman’s neck. Headed to Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., with a plan to study international affairs, Hofman was described as a “well-rounded” student who’d been on Cascade’s swim, dive and tennis teams.

Congratulations Joseph!

Don gives Brett Akio Jensen scholarship recipient Joseph Hofman a hug! h

Read the full story:

Brett Jensen

Jensen_Brett_20190507Remembering Brett Jensen August 28, 1982 – May 7, 2002 To laugh often and much. To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others. To leave the world a bit better. To Know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded -poetic license to RW. Emerson- Brett, you are loved and missed. Love, Mom, Dad, and Megan

Published in The Herald (Everett) on May 7, 2019: Link

Brett’s Run 2018 Slideshow


Check out this slide show/video made with the amazing photos taken by Liz and Don Healy!  The presentation ends with two photos of Jim Ruck, a friend, neighbor, and loyal Coug, who passed away in November.  Jim last completed the run 3 years ago when he was 86 years old!  This past year, at age 89, it took everything Jim had to attend the event and it meant the world to the Jensens.

14 Years of Turkeys to Families with CHS Food Drive

The Cascade High School Holiday Food Drive is an amazing event! Students learn the value in giving and investing in their community, and in helping out those in need during the holidays. For many students, helping pull off this food drive is a favorite high school experience.

The Jensens make it even more special with their turkey donation each year, adding a turkey (18-20 lbs each) to the food donation for each family.

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Food Drive CHS 2018_ Turkey

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Thanks for help with Brett Jensen Memorial run fundraiser

The Herald, LETTERS,  Saturday, September 8, 2018 1:30am

The Brett Jensen Memorial Walk and Run 9 was held Aug. 25 at Legion Memorial Park in North Everett. The skies cleared and the smoke disappeared, which made for a wonderful gathering of family, friends, Cascade High School athletes and coaches, and community members. There were treats for the dogs, a clown for the kids, and Starbucks coffee and Top Pot doughnuts for the adults. Some participants ran, some walked, and some just hung out and visited.

We would like to sincerely thank all of the participants, the volunteers, the business sponsors, and the silent auction donors for their generosity and support of this event. Also, we appreciate the Everett Parks and Recreation Department and the City of Everett for helping make the process of putting on this event go smoothly.

All proceeds go into our scholarship fund which allows us to grant awards to deserving high school seniors to assist them in their pursuit of higher education at a vocational technical college, a community college or four-year university. These scholarships are given through Cascade High School and the Rotary Club of Everett. Since its inception, the Brett Jensen Scholarship Foundation has awarded nearly $170,000.

Please save the date, August 24, 2019, for next year’s event.

Don, Janice and Megan Jensen



Brett Jensen


August 28, 1982 – May 7, 2002   Your friends, family, and community gathered to celebrate your birthday this past Saturday at your Memorial Walk/Run #9. It was a day filled with smiles, laughter, warm memories, and a few tears. You are missed, you are remembered, and you are loved. Love, Mom, Dad, and Megan