Last week’s “virtual” Race for the Methow organized by Cascade Endurance drew a lot of properly distanced participants, who contributed more than $10,000 for Room One and Little Star Montessori School.
Participants paid a $5 registration fee and made a minimum donation of $20 to either Room One or Little Star. Runners picked a course and distance to run, and had a week to complete their “race,” starting on May 23. Participants were asked to run within 15 miles of their home.
Runners could also purchase shirts from Printmade and mugs from Foxtail Pottery. Rainshadow Running, Goat’s Beard Mountain Supplies, and Valley to Peak Endurance donated raffle prizes.
The winners reported by Cascade Endurance:
• 1/2 mile, Dana Sturtz of Bellingham, 3:18.
• 5K, Julie Demuth of Tacoma, 25:24.
• 10K, Stacey Cleveland of Penticton, BC, 39:55.
• 25K, Vicky Douxmont of Winthrop, 1:55:18.
• 50k, Scott Elderkin of Seattle, 2:51.
• 50 miles, Devon Yanko of San Anselmo, California, 6:26:40.
“The goal of this virtual race is to continue to inspire both locals and visitors to support our mountain community during the COVID-19 pandemic,” Cascade Endurance said on its website. “Through registering for this event, not only are you committing to get outside and run, but you are also supporting the Methow Valley during our time of need.”