Wednesday, November 2, 2005
June 29, 2005
The annual Joe Kollas Memorial Run will take place once again on July 4, departing from Mid Valley Elementary School. The 33rd annual run, held in memory of Joe Kollas, an avid valley runner in the early 1970’s, has brought together tens of thousands of runners over the years.
For many, the Fourth of July run has been a fixture, a custom, even a family tradition. For others it's been an excuse to get in shape for the summer, or a costume contest. For most it's as much a celebration as it is a contest.
The 7.4 mile course starts in downtown Odell at the fire station. The course winds its way through Odell, down and across Tucker Bridge, up a dreaded hill into town, and eventually ends at a shady Jackson Park as part of the city parade. Last year's winner ran the course in 38 minutes, 8 seconds.
Signups for the run start at 7 a.m, July 4 in the Mid Valley Elementary School. Walkers start the course at 8 a.m. and runners at 9 a.m. For more information contact Mary Gumm at 387-9234.
Last Year’s top local finishers:
#4. Alex Jiminex
#5. Scott Becker
#8. Ben Halseth
#9. Peter Knowles
#10. Christy Paul
More like this story
- CASA launches 2017 Playhouse Raffle
- YESTERYEARS: Ross, Daphne Hukari Animal Shelter opens in 2007
- ‘Guy, Guitar, Girl’: young actor seeks film support
- A ‘transforming gift’
- Author signing June 3 at HR Farmers’ Market
- Sports briefs for May 24
- Fresh and Local: Farmers Markets in the Gorge
- Gorge Scenic Area planning grant uncertain
- Wrong-way chase and arrest
- Ex-deputy sentenced for luring a minor
I Can't Keep Quiet singers at "Citizen Town Hall"
‘I can’t keep quiet,’ sing members of an impromptu choir in front of Hood River Middle School Saturday prior to the citizen town hall for questions to Rep. Greg Walden. The song addresses female empowerment generally and sexual violence implicitly, and gained prominence during the International Women’s Day events in January. The singers braved a sudden squall to finish their song and about 220 people gathered in HRMS auditorium, which will be the scene of the April 12 town hall with Rep. Greg Walden, at 3 p.m. Enlarge