Founder's Corner 2017
Race Director re-hired!
Sasquatch is very excited about the 2017 R2R. The Coalition has re-hired Sabrina Seher as Race Director, an energetic and motivated runner well known in the running community both locally and nationally. See News Tribune article here. She is experienced as the Race Director of the Tunnel Marathons, as a USATF Coach and owns a traveling Super Pacers Team for full and half marathons and opened up a training/coaching studio in Tacoma called Super Studios 253. Sabrina has completed 185+ full and ultra-marathons, 52 in one year!
Each year the R2R Race Committee presents the Founder's Award to someone who has made a significant contribution to the event. Here is a list of past winners:
2006, John Selby for founding the R2R in 2002
2007, Russell G. Matthews, for work on Race Committee
2008, Thomas Moeller for the creation of our original website
2009, Tom Faubion for the BackCountry Horsemen trail crew work
2010, Don Partington for trail crew work
2011, Tom Gibson for the website management
2012, Bob Rowan for video and photo documentation
2013, Alan Hughes for radio communication and first aid
2014, John Downs for leadership of exchange volunteer teams
2015, Buzz Grant for work on the Race Committee, Trail Crew and the Bell Stand Team
2016, Ernie Bay for co-founding the Foothills Trail Coalition and leadership in advocating for the trail
Please consider joining Sasquatch by donating your time and/or money in support of the Foothills Rails-to-Trails Coalition and its mission of assisting Pierce County communities in the creation, maintenance and usage of a connected system of non-motorized trails, including finishing this beautiful trail from Mt. Rainier National Park to Puget Sound. Your donation of $10 or more will earn you a one-year membership in the Foothills Rails-to-Trails Coalition and a subscription to our quarterly newsletter, the Trail Line News, which will keep you up to date on the progress in developing all of Pierce County trails.
Sasquatch and I hope to see everyone again on National Trails Day, June 3, 2017!
John Selby, Founder