Sunday, February 6, 2011

US Mountain Running Team member Max King 7th at US XC Champs

Max King (Bend, OR) finished 7th at the US Cross Country Championships in San Diego, CA.  Shalane Flanagan (Portland) wins the womens race for the 5th time.  Other top Oregonians include Andrew Bumbalough (Portland) and Lisa Koll (Portland).  Story and results on the USATF website:,-Vaughn-surprises-men%E2%80%99s-field-at-.aspx

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

White Salmon Backyard Half - Saturday, June 18th 9:00 am

The 4th Annual White Salmon Backyard Half trail run is happening Saturday, June 18th at 9:00 am

Once again, it is FREE to enter! Or, if you can spare a little change, a suggested donation of $10, or less or more, will go to the White Salmon Columbia High School Cross Country Team. Who, by the way, will be staffing all the aid stations!

It will start and finish right in front of Everybody's Brewing brewpub and loop up and around Hospital Hill, with 1,800+ feet of elevation gain. The motivation to finish the loop will be making it back to the brewpub for some great beer and food!

The other motivation is to get to the top of Hospital Hill to see the awesome views of the Gorge!
Last year we had 109 runners participate, even though the weather was a little on the soggy side! Hopefully this year we will get more people to participate and donate to the cross country team! Also, all the runners donated a total of  $525 for the cross country team last year! Hopefully this year we can get them closer to their goal of $3,000. We got them off to a good start last year! Hopefully this year we can cover their costs for the whole season. The Cross Country team is completely self funded by donations.

EVENT NAME: White Salmon Backyard Half
COST: FREE - (with a suggested donation of $10 for the White Salmon Columbia High School Cross Country team).
WHEN: Saturday, June 18th at 9:00 am
DISTANCE: 13.1 miles
WHERE: White Salmon, WA
START/FINISH: Everybody's Brewing brewpub - Downtown White Salmon -
AID STATIONS: 3 - The aid stations will be staffed by the Columbia High School Cross Country team. The stations will be roughly at the 4, 7, and 10 mile marks. The cross country team will be providing awesome homemade munchies, and other treats, as well as water.
LODGING: Inn of the White Salmon -
CONTACT: Allan Dushan,
A story and results from the 2010 race can be found here: