We met at the Wright Park Arboretum and began our journey through the urban jungle. Our first obstacle was getting past some delicious smelling bakeries, then onto the Pantages theater, several small city parks, a cool fountain that one of the ruckers climbed, made our way on the outskirts of the UW campus where we got to see the Tacoma Art Museum, Union Station and many Small-businesses!
Brian from the Tacoma Rescue Mission met us at the mission where he was extremely grateful and was happy to join us for a quick photo before me cut our route back to the park (since our littlest of legs was a bit tired). All in all, we rucked about 5.5 miles round trip and had a great time getting to know these amazing people willing to take a couple hours out of their day with me! Looking forward to doing it again next year. Got some cool ideas already stirring…
It was a nice day. The weather was cloudy with no real chance of rain in the upper 50s. A great day for a run or ruck. Luckily, it was the day for the Portland Rucksgiving. I filled two backpacks worth of donations for the Portland Rescue Mission, including warm clothing, personal hygiene items and blankets and headed towards the designated starting point. Continue reading “Portland, OR Rucksgiving 2017 Recap”
This years Tacoma Rucksgiving has a twist you will NOT want to miss!
Dravet Syndrome Foundation*** is hosting a virtual 5k to tie into our Rucksgiving event. Registration is only $30 & can be done at www.dashfordravet.org. Registration will get you purple compression socks to sport at the main event! Registration is not required to ruck from Tacoma Wright Park Arboretum to the Tacoma Mission.
Tacoma Mission has served homeless and hurting people in Tacoma and Pierce County since 1912. They are in desperate need of men’s hygiene items like razors, deodorant, shave cream, travel shampoos. Men’s jeans, hoodies, socks, underwear, dry bags, thermals, tarps, sleeping bags. Of course, they will take other items, but these are their greatest needs.
Get your donations ~Register for the Dash for Dravet ~and be prepared to have some fun with some AMAZING BEASTS!!!
Can’t get to Tacoma but want to participate in the 5k? Register and get it done in your hometown!
***Dravet Syndrome Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to aggressively raising research funds for Dravet syndrome, a rare and catastrophic form of epilepsy beginning in childhood, and related conditions. By offering research grants for syndrome-specific research with a novel approach, DSF can move researchers and the medical community forward to find better treatments and a cure while assisting afflicted individuals and their families
For the 2017 Portland OR Rucksgiving event, we will start off near OMSI and cross the Willamette on the Tilikum Crossing bridge. We will then weave around NW Portland until we eventually land at the Portland Rescue Mission.
Items needed by the Portland Rescue Mission is located here.
Donation Center for the Portland Rescue Mission:
111 W. Burnside Street
Portland, OR 97209