Significant progress has been made in the fabrication of the memorial; the plaques, map of Oregon, benches, and stone pillar have been completed. The artist in charge of hand-crafting the memorial is now focused on completing the actual wall and is approximately 70% done. What this means is the memorial wall is on schedule to be completed and dedicated on August 1, 2014!
One cool aspect that has been part of the memorial, is that everything and everyone involved, from the approvals, design drawings, engineering, permitting, materials, and contractors have been obtained and funded using only Northwest materials and businesses. The memorial wall is being hand-sculpted by a skilled Portland artist from basalt rock mined from Eastern Oregon. Neat stuff. Check out the project here.
There will be a 10K and 5K, kids 1K run and a CrossFit team relay event. The 5k and 10k courses are out-and-backs near the banks of the Willamette. This is a familiar trail for those who have ran in Champoeg Park before. The Crossfit course consists of a 3K out-and-back, covered 6 times (once per each team member) for a total of 18K.
Following the race, there will be a BBQ with drinks and dessert for only $5!