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Press Release: Beck’s Supports Team Rubicon in Third Annual 5K

Press Release

Published on Wednesday, June 22, 2022

ATLANTA, INDIANA – Beck's, the largest family-owned retail seed company in the United States, hosted their third annual 5K on June 11 at their headquarters in Atlanta, Ind. Beck’s 5K promotes health and wellness among Beck’s employees and their families, customers, seed dealers, and the community.

From a combination of in-person and virtual participants, a total of 391 people registered for the race. Through registrations, sponsorships, and generous donations, Beck’s 5K generated $31,907.01 in proceeds to benefit this year’s charity, Team Rubicon.

Team Rubicon was selected as the 2022 charity by Beck’s family of employees. Team Rubicon is a veteran-led humanitarian organization that serves global communities before, during, and after disasters and crises.

“Upon receiving the check, we were astounded by the support generated for Team Rubicon,” said Todd Hollingsworth, Indiana state administrator for Team Rubicon. “These funds will directly support families and the resources needed in response to humanitarian crisis and disasters."

Team Rubicon was presented a check for $31,907.01

In addition to registering and personal donations, participants could show support to loved ones by purchasing tributes for display in honor of veterans or those currently in active duty.

“It was a beautiful morning to bring together employees, friends, and the community to support Team Rubicon,” said Bethany Gremel, director of culture and brand experience at Beck’s. “We are happy to support an organization focused on serving others and fostering community.”

The event was open to all ages. In addition to the 5K run/walk, children ages 3 to 11 had the chance to participate in a Kids Fun Run. Tyler Cook, age 23, from Elwood, Ind., was the overall winner with a time of 18:56. Behind him was Emilio Leal, age 15, from Indianapolis, Ind., with a time of 19:45, and Trey Mettler, age 20, from Peru, Ind., with a final time of 20:07. For a full list of finishers, visit

Top three finishers: Emilio Leal (L) Tyler Cook (M) Trey Mettler (R)

Over the last three years, Beck’s 5K Run/Walk has generated over $88,000 in proceeds that have directly benefited three different charities.

Beck’s would like to thank the generous sponsors who made this year’s event a success:

Gold Sponsors: AVC Auto, Keen Project Solutions, Indy Powersports, IceMiller, Cook Plumbing, MJ Insurance, Symetra, ADP, Reynolds Farm Equipment, Ryan FireProtection, Inc., Roberts Glass & Service, Hearn Construction, Inc., Corteva, Brad Howell Ford, AgriNews, Dusty's Outdoor Media, Trailhead Media, Bayer, Peterson Corn Genetics, and Syngenta

Silver Sponsors: Dan Young, Shepherd Financial, Financial Center, Nyhart, QBE Insurance, CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen LLP), Fidelity Investments, Illinois Foundation Seeds, Inc., Anthem, Behlen Building, and Systems

Bronze Sponsors: Cintas, Nationwide, Big Dogs Smokehouse BBQ, Athletico, McGavic Outdoor Power, Napa Premier Parts – Tipton, and Fussner Farms

Additional Sponsors: Changing Footprints, DJ Godzillest, Dodd Technology, Van Diest Supply Company, HRPro, Shoup's Country Foods, Murray's Body Shop, Needler's (Tipton), Lindsey Cuneo - State Farm, Base Culture, The Wyman Group, Dodd Technologies, and The Love Bug - Food Truck

For more information about Team Rubicon and their relief efforts, visit their website at


About Beck's

Beck's- Farmers At Heart® - revolutionized the customer seed buying experience by remaining true to a foundation built on faith, family, and farming. Founded in 1937, Beck's appreciates the farmers who have helped them become the largest family-owned retail seed company and the third largest seed brand in the United States. The Beck family is now in its fifth generation of family members who work in the business to honor God and help farmers succeed. The Beck family and team of employees help farmers achieve success from generation to generation through authentic customer experiences, product diversity, seed quality, and performance. With a home office located in Atlanta, Ind., Beck's serves farmers throughout the Midwest and Mid-South. For more information about Beck's, visit Follow Beck's on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok, Twitter, and YouTube.

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