2020 Regatta Run going VIRTUAL

COVID-19 UPDATE: We have been monitoring the pandemic, Oregon’s re-opening, and considering the health and safety of all participants, sponsors, and volunteers. We have decided to cancel our in-person Regatta Run this year. We want to honor the fact that businesses and people have been out of work for months, and this has had a profound effect on people’s finances. We will NOT have a Sponsorship Drive, nor registration, t-shirts, goody bags, nor timing.

What is a Virtual Race? How does it work?

We hope that, in the spirit of this event, that you will gather your family and still honor and remember Cpl. Matthew Lembke by going for a walk or run- you decide when and where and how far- there is no registration, no t-shirts or goody bags, and it will not be a timed event. Please make sure to follow social distance guidelines if you do so.

What about the Scholarship Fundraising?

If you so desire, you can donate to the Corporal Matthew Lembke Scholarship Fund by sending a check for any amount made out as follows:

TSO/Lembke Memorial Scholarship Fund

then mail it to:

Claudia Lembke, 20288 SW 70th Ave., Tualatin, OR 97062

Stay Safe!



Watch the 2019 Highlight Video HERE!

Here is the START and FINISH of the race!

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!


What, When
The Regatta Run is held in conjunction with the West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta. This is always held on the 3rd Saturday in October. This year our 12th Annual Regatta Run is VIRTUAL, a 5K Run/Walk that raises money for the Cpl. Matthew Lembke Scholarship Fund at Tualatin High School.    Because of Covid-19, we are not holding an in-person event this year.


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.



FOR PAST EVENTS: 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

Want to get a glimpse into a previous run? Here is a blast from the past!