Brett’s Run/Walk 8 Registration!

August 24, 2013!

Registration is now open for Brett’s Run/Walk 8- Aug 26, 2017!

  • August 26, 2017- Walk/Run starts at 9 AM T-shirt pick-up at 8 AM.
  • American Legion Memorial Park, Everett, WA
  • 3.5 mile run/walk down Grand Avenue
  • Map of the course/route
  • Brett’s Run is a wonderful way to remember him, have fun, and raise money to continue his scholarship

Brett’s Run is a 3.5 mile run/walk down Grand Avenue in Everett. It will start and end at American Legion Memorial Park on Saturday, August 15, 2015.  Run/walk will begin at 9 AM, late registration opens at 8 AM.  (Show up a little early and have some coffee, donuts and great conversation)

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 $100,000 has been given to deserving Everett area students)
  4. To have fun and enjoy each other!

To register:   Go directly to BRETT’S RUN/WALK REGISTRATION or click on Brett’s Run menu link at the top of the page.

Brett Akio Jensen Memorial Scholarship Application


Brett Akio Jensen Memorial Scholarship Application

“If you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything”

            “Carpe diem…Seize the day!” These words epitomize Brett Akio Jensen’s zest for life, passion for learning, and exuberant personality.  In his short life, Brett touched and influenced the lives of so many people and truly left an everlasting impact on his family, his friends, and Cascade High School.

            Brett graduated from Cascade High School with the class of 2001 as ASB President, a member of the Hall of Fame, a 4.0 scholar, and a graduation speaker. Throughout his high school career, Brett was involved in student leadership, government, football, track, community service, Hi-Q team, and many other activities.  Above all, he was a sensitive, kind, funny, and loving human being.

            This scholarship was established in memory of Brett Akio Jensen, who tragically and unexpectedly died in a fall at the University of Washington on May 7, 2002.  Because Brett was a life-long learner, the Jensen family, relatives, many friends, and the community generously donated to Brett’s scholarship fund. This fund enables a Cascade High School student to continue efforts to reach his/her dreams and goals through a post-high school education.

The Brett Akio Jensen Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a deserving Cascade High School senior in the amount of $5000.  In making the selection of the recipient, a scholarship committee will give consideration based on academics (minimum 3.2 GPA), leadership, school and community activities, character, and post-secondary educational goals (4 year university, 2 year community college, and/ or vocational/ technical college)

Please complete the attached application and return to Mrs. Taylor at the Cascade High School Counseling Center by April 18, 2017 (Tuesday)  

Scholarship Info:  BAJ App Cover Letter 2017 (pdf)  BAJ App Cover Letter 2017 (doc)

Scholarship Application:   BAJ 2017 Scholarship Application (pdf) BAJ 2017 Application Word (doc)

Brett’s Run 8 Poster!

Brett's Run 8 Sponsor Poster

Here it is, hot off the press, the 2017 Brett’s Run poster!   These are the sponsors who help make this such a special event  and we appreciate the support!

The posters are created by Randy Hughes each year.  Thanks Randy!

Download the poster as a .jpg file by clicking here:  Poster- JPG

Download as a .pdf file by clicking here:  Poster- PDF 


Brett_s Run 8



Just 4 Months Away!


Time seems to be going by so quickly so we are hoping that you will mark your calendars for Saturday, August 26, 2017.  On this date, just 4 months away,  the Brett Jensen Memorial Walk and Run 8 will be held at Legion Memorial Park in north Everett.  We are so looking forward to seeing all of you again after taking a year off to focus on and celebrate Megan and Derick’s wedding.
We will let you know when more information and details become available.  Check back here and also on our Facebook page:  Brett Akio Jensen Memorial Scholarship 
Again, please save the date…August 26, 2017.
Thank you,
The Brett Jensen Foundation

In Loving Memory-


Brett Akio Jensen-   August 28, 1982 – May 7, 2002.

Today you would be 34. We can’t help but wonder…Where would you be?  What would you be doing?  Would you have found love?   We miss you so much. You are loved. Mom, Dad, and Megan –   The Herald (Everett)

Jaidacyn Madrigal- 2016 Everett Rotary/Brett Jensen Memorial Scholarship ($7,500)

Jaidacyn Madrigal  2016 Everett Rotary -Brett Jensen Memorial Scholarship Recipient

Jaidacyn Madrigal with Janice and Don Jensen

Congratulations Jaidacyn Madrigal- recipient of the 2016 Everett Rotary/Brett Akio Jensen Memorial Scholarship ($7,500)