Run Wild for Salmon - Meet the Runners
On the morning of October 7, three intrepid salmon advocates will set off running in the Portland Marathon to support the work of Save Our Wild Salmon and celebrate the epic migration of Snake River salmon.
Runners are raising funds through Crowdrise and they have some great thank-you gifts and raffle prizes to give away.
Thank-you gifts and Raffle Prizes:
- All donors will be entered to win a $135 gift certificate from Patagonia Footwear (we have 2 of these to raffle off).
- The first 25 donors at $60 or more will receive a $30 gift card to Mountain Khakis!
- Donate $100 and receive a set of 6 awesome steel pints from Klean Kanteen with SOS’ 20th anniversary logo.
Meet the Runners...
Jennifer Trunkey hails from Snoqualmie, Washington in the Cascade foothills. She has lived all over the Pacific Northwest and now makes her home in Portland. Jennifer says, “I have always felt a strong connection to this bioregion and the amazing natural beauty that we are so lucky to have. I studied salmon ecology in college and am happy to support the good work that SOS does advocating for the preservation of important (crucial) salmon habitat.” Jennifer is an instructor at Portland Community College. She loves to hike and run on trails and has run the Portland Marathon for the last three years.
Jennifer King got her running start in 5th grade in the Junior Olympics for cross-country and has been running on and off since then. This will be Jen’s first full marathon since 2002 and her second one ever. In those ten years I've had 2 lovely kids, and moved from California to Oregon. Back in California I witnessed the salmon spawning on the Russian River where you were lucky to see a few fish spawning on a good day. I like to get out to see some of the healthier runs on rivers near my home in Hood River and take the kids. I know that today's numbers are a far cry from historical numbers and there is so much more to be done.
Steve Hawley is a journalist and self-proclaimed "river-rat," author of “Recovering a Lost River: Removing Dams, Rewilding Salmon, Revitalizing Communities.” He grew up in Portland Oregon, where in June of 1979 he completed his first road race in a pair of Women's sexy yellow Nike waffle trainers, the only running shoes made back then that would fit a nine-year old. He's been running ever since. This will be the second time Steve has run the Portland marathon. The first was in 2004. Steve lives and runs in Hood River, Oregon.
Please consider a contribution to support these runners and the Save Our Wild Salmon Coalition. Your donation will help sustain our work in the courtroom, in Congress, and on the ground in communities throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide.