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We are All Neil – Check out the 2022 Run With Neil 6k/10k in Scappoose

Check out a one-of-kind run through the parks and hills of Scappoose – Run With Neil. The 1K route circles Veterans Park and is suitable for kids and walkers alike. The 6K run/walk is mostly flat, capping with a short hill climb that ends with snow-capped mountain views.

The 10K route is the crown jewel. After splitting from the 6K flat portion, it meanders through the wooded hillside of Scappoose, rewarding runners with the final 1K downhill portion with views of Mt Hood, Rainier & St. Helens.

Proceeds from the run will go to Run With Neil, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, honoring the legacy of Neil Hoffmann, a young man who was passionate about running and dreamed of making his hometown a better place for athletes.

Neil was a dedicated runner who had incredibly big dreams for Scappoose High School’s track program as well as the greater community. Track is an all-inclusive sport. This is a direct reflection of Neil, who was kind, thoughtful, and a well respected friend. Neil showed his generosity by being the first to offer help, and the last to leave at the end of a meet. Through his dedication and determination, Neil found great joy and peace while running. This is something he desired for others as well. His dream was to have a facility that would bring athletes and spectators of all ages to a place they could thrive and feel proud to call their own. This project is for all of the Neils out there who dream of a place where people of all ages and backgrounds can gather and call home. 

Run With Neil works to provide mental health resources for school aged kids, creating mentorships between youth of various ages, sponsorship of athletes to participate in camps aimed at improving physical and mental health; partnering with Dam Worth It and other nonprofits to provide resources to student athletes interested in maintaining positive mental and physical health.

We are Neil’s runners now. He has passed the baton to us, and we are honored to run for him.

This race is part of the Scappoose Adventure Festival. After the event, enjoy a beverage and listen to bands at Veterans Park. Visit the many vendor booths, watch the Cornhole Tournament and more!

Run With Neil

When: September 10, 8am

Where: Scappoose Veterans Park-52590 Captain Roger Kucera Way, Scappoose OR 97056

Distances: 1k, 6k, 10k, 5k virtual

Register: Here ($10-$45)

About Author

Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching hockey, going to as many breweries (618) and wineries (152) as he can, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.

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