2017 Regatta Run Update: What an AMAZING RACE (DAY)!

We are excited to announce that this was the largest fundraising effort to date for the Corporal Matthew Lembke Memorial Scholarship Fund. When Title Sponsor Jonathan Crane asked if I thought we could raise $25,000 this year, I knew it would only be possible with a huge turnout of participants and generous sponsorship.  Together with all of our collective efforts, we not only MET that goal, but exceeded it and raised $28,752.60 after all expenses were paid.  That is AMAZING!  Thank you so much for helping us exceed our goal!  We will award at least $25,000 in scholarships to some deserving seniors from the Class of 2018. Applications will be available after Winter Break. We will start our fundraising efforts again in the spring.  Because it will be our 10th Annual Regatta Run, we want to make it EXTRA SPECIAL.  That will take a little more planning and preparation. Stay tuned…

THANK YOU for an AMAZING turnout at this year’s Regatta Run.  We had our largest number of registrations ever- 534! Plus, we had probably 100, maybe more, volunteers- including sponsors, Tualatin FBLA, Dance Team, Cheerleaders, Cross Country, Crimsonnaires, and a host of many other TUHS volunteers. Also, a huge thank you to the Marine Cadets– you are nothing short of amazing, and I can’t thank you enough for getting in there and doing everything we needed help with and more! You guys will make great Marines someday! Thank you to Tualatin High School, Integrity Staffing, the City of Tualatin, John Erickson, from K103.3 iHeart Radio, Freeze Frame Photography, Fit City Tualatin and the Chamber of Commerce, the VFW Post 3452, Katie and Adam Jakobsen, Club Sport, Therapeutic Associates, Orange Theory Fitness, Edward Jones, Cafe Yumm, Tualatin Dental Care, Max Muscle, Firehouse Subs, and Debbie Dehler for braving the elements along with all of the participants who came out to honor and remember Matt.

Professional Photos from Freeze Frame Photography are now available for your FREE DOWNLOAD.

If interested in the times- 431 of you participated! That is a record too!  Click here for times


What, When
Mark your calendar and reserve the date of Saturday, October 20, 2018 for the 10th Annual Regatta Run, a 5K Run/Walk that raises money for the Cpl. Matthew Lembke Scholarship Fund at Tualatin High School. Held in conjunction with the West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta, this is a fun Saturday for the whole family. 


The race was created in honor of Corporal Matthew Lembke, who lost his life from wounds sustained on his third tour of duty- this one in Afghanistan, June 2009.  To celebrate Matt’s character and service, a scholarship fund has been created in his name. 100% of the proceeds from the Regatta Run go into the scholarship fund.




Regatta Run, the course

The start and finish line is at Tualatin Community Park. The course is flat, fast, and friendly. It goes from Tualatin Community Park, past the dog park, over the foot bridge, to Cook Park and back.

Curious about the times from last year’s Regatta Run?
Click here.