Saturday, January 28, 2012

5th Annual Trout Lake Run- April 21, 2012


 

Attend the 5th annual Trout Lake Run! The run will take place Saturday, April 21, starting at 9 am (Half-Marathon walkers start at 8am). There will be a 5k, 10k and Half-Marathon. Last year, we had about 350 runners of all ages, and we’re expecting a similar turnout this year.

The Trout Lake Run is a relatively flat, beautiful course through the mostly organic Trout Lake Valley, perhaps one of the most scenic, pastoral valleys in Washington State. The Half-Marathon, 10K & 5K running/walking events start and finish at Trout Lake School -- where you'll be able to shower after your run if you like. (Bring towel and toiletries, if you want one) 

The around-the-valley loop for the 13.1 miles of the half marathon includes plenty of water along the way, as runners follow portions of the course along the banks of Trout Creek and cross the White Salmon River, all while running in the shadow of nearby Mount Adams, a 12,276-ft. mountain that provides grand views for participants throughout the race. 

The race is a fundraiser for the Trout Lake School's Student Body, and covers mostly relatively flat terrain throughout the course -- the course starts and finishes at about 1,900 feet above sea level. The race is also run almost entirely on paved surfaces, and race participants and organizers alive have describe the views as "incredible." This race is very runner friendly and community oriented- there will be complementary homemade hot soup and bread for the runners as well as an abundance of fruits and liquids.

Who benefits?
This year the run has evolved into a fundraiser for the Trout Lake School's new place-based service learning program- which facilitates life-long learning and memories for the students. 

Last year the 7th & 8th graders were able to take a multiple day trip to the John Day Fossil Bed to learn in the field, broaden their knowledge in the outdoors. Also because of the funds raised from the Trout Lake Run, the Junior class was fortunate enough to start a new tradition, they went on a 10-day service learning trip to the American Southwest where the rafted down the San Juan River and work on the Navajo Nation repair fences for elders and bettering the community. This year the Junior class is going to the Catalina Island off the coast of Los Angeles to take a trip with a similar function. So we, the students at Trout Lake, sincerely thank you for you for your support!

The class of 2012--the group that previously put on the run--is continuing to serve as mentors to all the other students jumping on board to help make this year's run the best yet. This is a wonderful event for the whole family organized by a great group of students and staff.

For any questions please feel free to contact myself, Lucas King, at lucasking94@gmail.com, call (509) 395-2065 or continue browsing around our website.