NEW! Willamette Valley
30k Walk ’n Relay
The Willamette Valley 30K Walk ‘n Relay is a new event for 2008. It is a variation on the long distance Willamette Valley Relay. Walk solo or as a team member for a great day of fun, challenge, camaraderie, and safety. The event takes place on the bike paths of Eugene and Alton Baker Park, located in Eugene, OR. Bring your friends, family, and business associates and take on the challenge.
If you enjoy long distance walking, you can do the 30k (18.6 miles) as a solo performance. If you prefer the dynamics of team work, you may select team sizes of two to six members. As with our other events, Wonders of Walking (WOW) will offer divisions which include Walk Our Way and competitive.
WOW is proud to make a donation to LCHAY (Lane Coalition for Healthy Active Youth). Plus the Annual Willamette Valley 10k Walk/Run will be held at the same time and location. Visit www.wondersofwalking.com for more information and to register for both events.
Sisters Stride Into Autumn
Bring your walking and running friends to scenic Sisters, OR for the competitive and “Walk Our Way” 10k Walk/Run and 15k Walk. These events are for all levels of walkers and runners.
As we start to say goodbye to the long, hot days of summer and enter autumn, Wonders of Walking (WOW) wants you to enjoy this time of year with the “Sisters Stride into Autumn.”
Beginning and ending at the back entrance of the new, state-of-the-art Sisters Athletic Club, the event takes you through the beautiful Sisters community.
The event begins 9 am September 21, at the Sisters Athletic Club, 1001 Desperado Trail, Sisters, OR 97759.
This event is open to all walkers: Competitive, fitness or social. Awards go to the first three finishers in both the 10k Walk/Run, and the 15k Walk in each of the following categories for men and women: Open (39 and under), Masters (40-59), and Grand Masters (60+.) WOW is proud to make a donation to Casa of Central Oregon.
Vist www. wondersofwalking.com for more information.
Are you fleet of foot? Quick of wit? If so, the Stumptown Challenge is the event for you. On July 19, walkers and runners alike will be departing from downtown Portland, OR on a city-wide adventure race. Participants will solve clues leading to different checkpoints across the city, reaching them on foot or by TriMet. While emphasis is placed more on completing the challenge rather than winning the race, the first three teams back to base will win prizes. Everyone will go home with something.
The race is intended as a medium to encourage Portlanders to engage with their city in a way that is healthy, promotes public transportation, and highlights local businesses on a neighborhood level. The Stumptown Challenge is a race that tests body and mind. In this unique event, brains can beat out brawn through clue-solving ability, and the intelligent use of Portland’s public transportation system.
Teams of two solve clues and visit 11 checkpoints scattered throughout the city. There are no restrictions on clue-solving strategy (you can use the Internet or telephone a friend,) but travel is limited to foot and public transportation. The first team to successfully photograph themselves at each of 11 checkpoints and make it back to base is the winner. Everyone who completes the event is invited back to Jax, a restaurant located in downtown Portland, OR, for a celebration.
Visit www.StumptownChallenge.com for more event information and to register.
Sherie Hildreth Ovarian
Cancer Empowerment Day
The Fourth Annual Sherie Hildreth Ovarian Cancer Empowerment Day 10k/5k Walk/Run and 1-Mile Family Walk will take place on August 2, 2008. Hosted by Team Latus Motors Harley Davidson of Gladstone, OR. It promises to bring inspiration and awareness of ovarian cancer women of all ages and to help fund ovarian cancer research.
Registration begins at 7 am on the morning of the event at Latus Motors Harley Davidson, 870 E. Berkeley. T-Shirts will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Pre-register between noon and 7 pm on August 1 at Latus Motors Harley Davidson, or online at www.shocfoundation.com.
A pancake breakfast will accompany the morning’s event, compliments of Team Latus Motors Harley Davidson, with donations benefiting the Sherie Hildreth Ovarian Cancer (SHOC) Foundation. Unique to this year’s event will be entertainment by the heart-pounding and ever-inspiring Last Regiment of Syncopated Drummers of Portland, OR.
All ovarian and gynecologic cancer survivors will be honored with breakfast and a special gift.
Last year, the Empowerment Day event allowed the SHOC Foundation to donate $50,000 to the Director of Ovarian Cancer Research, at the OHSU Cancer Institute of Portland. Their goal this year is to donate $80,000. Your participation in this year’s event will be appreciated.
The mission of the SHOC Foundation is to provide funding for ovarian cancer research, and to educate women about early detection of ovarian cancer. The SHOC Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable foundation.
Visit www.shocfoundation.com for more information.