T-shirt designed by Tualatin High student Trevor Hebert
Thank you for another great event!
We had 480 people registered and 360 who finished/got times this year! The weather affected participation this year, but we still made it! Thanks to all of you who braved the elements and joined us for a fun, fall day!
Thank you to Jennifer and Mike Harris from FREEZE FRAME PHOTOGRAPHY for photographing the event for the 5th year in a row. Photos can be downloaded for free from their website HERE. If you need a photographer for a wedding, senior photos, business photos, family photos- please consider Freeze Frame! Mike and Jennifer are fantastic!
Thank you, John Erickson!
Special thanks to John Erickson at k103.3fm for his support of the Regatta Run.
Here is the 2019 segment: K103 INTERVIEW with JOHN ERICKSON
It has been a tradition to raffle off hand-made quilts at the run. If you are a quilter and would like to make an American-themed quilt for next year’s quilt raffle, let us know! This was the quilt we raffled off this year. Congratulations to Bobbie Jo Jensen for winning it!
The Regatta Run is held in conjunction with the West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta. This is always held on the 3rd Saturday in October. 2019 was our 11th Annual Regatta Run, a 5K Run/Walk that raises money for the Cpl. Matthew Lembke Scholarship Fund at Tualatin High School. 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.
The start and finish line is at Tualatin Community Park. The course is mostly flat, fast, and friendly. We will have the same route as last year, as Cook Park’s sewer construction is underway. The route starts in Tualatin Community Park, past the dog park, over the foot bridge, turns around at shelter #4 before Cook Park, and back.
Special thank you to Jennifer and Mike Harris of Freeze Frame Photography for donating their services. Event photos from past Regatta Runs can be downloaded for free on their website ffphotog.com
Times from the 2018 Regatta Run are HERE
THE FOLLOWING ARE FROM THE 2018 INTERVIEW WITH JOHN:
Here is also an interview John did with Dale & Claudia Lembke about their son, Matthew Lembke in 2018.