We’re Moving! New Start Time and Place!
It’s official! The Regatta Run will now start and finish in the Tualatin Community Park, at 8515 SW Tualatin Road, next to the basketball courts. We are also changing the time of the event to 9:00am. Mark these changes on your calendar for this year’s Regatta Run, which will be Saturday, October 18, 2014. Look for the traditional Regatta Run Balloon Arch between the Basketball Court and the Softball Fields. There will also be signage along SW Tualatin Rd. We are excited about this move, and just wanted to give everyone an early notice about the change in location. There will be some parking available at the Juanita Pohl senior center, but you may also want to consider parking in one of the parking lots on Lower Boones Ferry Road (Oregon Nurses Association and Medical Office Building). There is a sidewalk from the Medical Office Building to the Community Park. Additional parking will still be available at Haggen Food & Pharmacy on SW Boones Ferry Rd./Tualatin-Sherwood Road. Some GREAT things about the move: restrooms, a large, clear area (basketball court) for sponsor/vendor tents,and no street closures- more of the course on the trails through the beautiful parks, awards ceremony at the finish line. The new course route has been finalized; see below.
We are currently gathering sponsors for the 2014 event. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact event coordinator, Kathy Hollamon, at email@example.com. We will again offer different sponsorship levels and will continue marketing through our Facebook Page. “Like” us, “Share” us, and help us spread the word about this great event! We are looking for other avenues to expand marketing the run. If interested, contact event coordinator at the email address above. The race was created in honor of Corporal Matthew Lembke, who lost his life from wounds sustained on his third tour of duty in the Middle East. To celebrate Matt’s character and service, a scholarship fund has been created in his name.
2013 event photos, courtesy of Joseph Konty of Konty Enterprises