XC team members collect pledges – per mile, per lap, per total time run, or a flat donation, and then go run. In 2014, the event’s first running, the team raise more than $10,000. This year, their goal is to surpass $15,000. Half of the funds raised go to Sunset HS XC, the other half to Shriner’s. The run is just one aspect of the team’s pledge drive, but one that offers community members a chance to take part in addition to contributing money.
It’s a low-key event – there’s no food provided, but the lights (and some tunes) will be on all night and there will be restrooms available.
So, whether you want to join them for the entire event and attempt a 24-hour run, stop by on your way home and run a few laps, or turn it into a group run sometime during the run, stop on by. And if you want to just help them out and donate some money, that’s great too – simply Send checks made out to Sunset Cross Country to 13840 NW Cornell Rd, Portland, OR 97229. Send any questions, or offers to volunteer, to SHS XC Coach Dan Neeway at daniel.neeway at beaverton.k12.or.us and he’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
When: Friday, August 14, 2015 and Saturday, August 15, 2015
What time: From 10a on the 14th until 10a on the 15th
Where: Sunset High School at 13840 NW Cornell Rd. in Portland
Register: None – just show up. Bring your own food and drink; chairs, blankets, etc. If you want to keep track of your laps, you may have a crew there as well to count for you.