Join us for a one-of-kind run through the parks and hills of Scappoose, Oregon. The 1K route circles Veteran’s Park and is suitable for kids and walkers alike. The 6K run/walk is mostly flat, capping with a short hill climb that ends with snow-capped mountain views. The 10K route is the crown jewel. After splitting from the 6K flat portion, it meanders through the wooded hillside of Scappoose, rewarding runners with the final 1K downhill portion with views of Mt Hood, Rainier & St. Helens.
Proceeds from the run will go to the Run With Neil Foundation honoring the legacy of Neil Hoffmann, a young man who was passionate about running and dreamed of making his hometown a better for track athletes.
Run With Neil is a non-profit that was formed by Neil’s family and community members as a way to address the physical and emotional health of kids in the community of Scappoose. Neil Hoffmann was a Scappoose High School junior who was a kind, compassionate athlete that prided himself on being a good teammate, and an exceptional friend. Neil loved running, photography and helping others.
We are Neil's runners now. He has passed the baton to us, and we are honored to begin the race of ensuring the youth of Scappoose have the resources to improve their physical and mental well-being. In the current state of the world, and with the incredible challenges of the last two years, it is imperative that we acknowledge the growing need to address and provide resources to school aged kids in this community to improve and maintain full body wellness.
Funds raised will go directly to mental health resources for school aged kids, creating mentorships between youth of various ages to create built in support throughout grade school, middle school and high school, sponsorship of athletes to participate in camps aimed at improving physical and mental health; partnering with Dam Worth It and other nonprofits to provide resources to student athletes interested in maintaining positive mental and physical health.
This race is part of the Scappoose Adventure Festival. After the event, enjoy a beverage and listen to bands at Veteran's Park. Visit the many vendor booths, watch the Cornhole Tournament and more!