Ellensburg, WA 98926


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Kittitas County Search and Rescue is bringing back their GO THE DISTANCE SUMMER CHALLENGE!  Let's be real. When it gets hot outside, I find my self on the web searching for motivational memes :) Anyone else doing that?  Next thing you know, your Pinterest board is full, it's now dark outside and your miles get put off until the next day.  Generally the next day is a web search for healthy recipes, followed by "I am just too busy with chores today." KCSR volunteers are here to help you get off that cycle in August of 2021! We want you to get outside (safely of course) and GO THE DISTANCE so here is what we came up with!

Miles are miles. Whether you are walking, running, hiking, biking, skipping or swimming, however you choose to get those miles in is great.  We love whatever it is that you choose. 

Step 1: In your head, pick a sport (I am a runner). Then during the registration process, you will choose the specific distance that you want to challenge yourself to doing whatever sport you said in your head. (I am a runner trying to push myself, I am going to register for 150 miles for the month of August. It will be tough!). 

  • 50 miles
  • 100 miles
  • 150 miles
  • 200 miles
  • OPEN CLASS (Set your own personal goal to crush!)

Step 2: Choose your style.  Are you all about the swag?  Really don't need any more race t-shirts? That's cool. We will still cheer you on! Now you can choose (Yes, it will change the cost of your registration).  

  • Swag
  • No Swag (Select VIRTUAL ONLY event. You will have to set your own personal goals but you will have access to our awesome support group through Facebook!)

Step 3:  Join KCSR's Facebook page for the Summer Distance Challenge (link provided upon registration). Here you can post your fantastic photos from your daily excursion, KCSR members will post summer outdoor safety tips, and there of course will be some sort of challenge for extra prizes!


Now, we totally get that there are some people out there that don't want to go outside.  They like the idea, but really see all this running, biking, hiking, etc as a spectator sport. Maybe you have a loved one that is really into hiking and you love to see the pictures, but you can't actually picture yourself leaving the nice air conditioned house.  That's cool, we understand it is not for everyone.  NEW this year is the COUCH POTATO option.   Register for this option and all proceeds will go as a donation to Kittitas County Search and Rescue, specifically to purchase Garmin inReach 66I which are satellite communicators/gps units for our volunteers when they are out in the field ($599.00/per unit)  (We highly recommend these for you adventurers too.  Or they make great gifts from one Couch Potato to an Adventurer!)  

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