The Mazama 5/10k is BACK!
May 28, 2016
Thanks to the Mazama Community Club, the Memorial Day tradition that you and your family loved is back. Run 5k or 10k (or 1k for small kids) and then feast on the World Famous Pancake Breakfast at the Community Center. Pancakes are included in the race fee.
When: May 28, 2016 9am start
Day-of race registration starts at 8am
Where: Mazama Corral Trail Head
How: Register using the link below until May 26th. After that, you can come early on the 28th for race-day registration.
Why: Aside from fun and pancakes (obviously), all proceeds from the race will go to the Methow Headwaters Campaign. From their website:
"This dynamic North Cascades landscape is also home to one of the largest copper belts in the world that extends from the Methow to northern Canada, with eight producing copper mines along the way. Over the years, a variety of efforts have been pursued to mine the copper in the valley. Currently a Canadian company is pursuing approval for exploratory drilling, which could lead to an industrial-scale mine in the headwaters of the Methow River.
The Methow Headwaters Campaign is working to stop a mine in this inappropriate area and make federal lands in the upper watershed “off limits” to large-scale mining. To achieve this goal, the campaign is focused on securing a “mineral withdrawal” for the federal lands that compose the headwaters of the Methow watershed."
We feel very strongly that the area should not be mined and encourage you to sign the petition to express your opposition to the mining project.
Email race questions to email@example.com or call 206-305-7447.