Up here in the northwest part of the state - we're having a bit of a struggle to continue to have our schools support high school cross country. Both the Plains and Thompson Falls programs are at risk of losing school funding and having to "self fund" in order to keep the sports alive. We're not quite there yet; but, with the impending fiscal issues that will be coming out of the 2011 legislative sessions, we expect that we could be at the tipping point where we move from partial funding to self funding.
So, to try to be proactive and get our fundraising solidly in place, the Clark Fork Valley Running Club will be hosting a fun little trail race on the Naegeli Ranch outside of Thompson Falls. Sarah Naegeli is the coach at Thompson Falls H.S. and her family will be opening up their property to any and all Trail Nerds.
Below is the information from the entry form. So, if you're open that day, want to have some fun at a new race and help out the next generation of runners - head up on up Higway 200 and visit the Naegeli Ranch. Put a smile on the Muddy Buzzard's face and help out some fellow harriers.
Here's Da Facts:
NAEGELI RANCH RUN
A Trail run located just outside of Thompson Falls, MT
3K and 5 mile Trail Run on Saturday, July 24
This race might include trees, logs, hay bales and creeks to cross, hills, forests, irrigation systems, cows, hay fields, and anything else you might imagine on a ranch!
Race Day registration starts at 9:45am RACE BEGINS AT 11:00 AM
Entry fee: $15 for 3K, $18 for 5 mile for entries received by July 17
$18 and $22 day of race registration
Entry fee includes unisex sized , t-shirt
Make checks out to Clark Fork Valley Running Club
Mail to: Carol Brooker PO Box 794 Plains, MT 59859
Or turn entry forms in to The Runner’s Edge, Missoula, MT
We are located 12 miles west of Thompson Falls, MT.
Travel north on Hwy 200 approximately 10 miles past Thompson Falls.
Turn left (west) on Big Beaver Creek (before the 40 mile marker).
Travel ¾ of a mile up Big Beaver Creek and turn left on Little Beaver Creek Road.
We are the first driveway on the right, approximately ½ mile up Little Beaver Creek.
Contact Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org or 827-4887, or Tony Banovich at email@example.com or 672-6700 for more information
Many thanks to Runner’s Edge for sponsoring the race.
Proceeds to benefit Cross Country teams of Clark Fork Valley (Thompson Falls Bluehawks and Plains Horsemen)