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Snoqualmie Valley walk/run in Duvall will benefit women’s shelters

  • Written by Barb Olsen
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Volunteers ready the course for the benefit walk/run Oct. 15 on the Snoqualmie Valley Trail. Courtesy photo.
As autumn begins to show its cooler colors, walkers and runners around the area are getting ready to lace up their tennis shoes and participate in Duvall’s third Snoqualmie Valley Walk/Run 4 Women, on October 15.

It’s an event for those who’d like to walk or run just a short distance as well as those who want to do the full half-marathon of 13.1 miles.

Whatever the distance, participants will be helping to raise funds for women at a Duvall shelter as well as at Eastside Domestic Violence safe houses.

One hundred percent of the proceeds from the event will be used to help these women and their families, at a time when there is a large increase in urgent requests in this area for life-saving services, shelter, and basic necessities.

The event is sponsored by the Duvall Civic Club.

The walk/run begins and ends at the McCormick Park Depot at 26200 NE Stephens Street in Duvall, with participants walking or running along the scenic river trail, which is primarily flat. Registration starts at 9:15 a.m., and walkers and runners will set out at 10:00 a.m.

Registration for an individual is $30 the day of the event, and online pre-registration is at the discounted rate of $25. Children 12 and under who are with adults are free.

To pre-register or find out more, see the Duvall Civic Club’s Facebook page or go to www.gardentango.com (online pre-registration is at www.active.com/donate/walkrun4women).

“This is an event for everyone,” event organizer Maura Van Ness said. “We welcome all ages and genders as well as walkers and runners of every capability.”

“The Snoqualmie Valley Trail is a lovely place to walk or run,” Duvall Civic Club Co-President Kate Brougham said. “And we in the Civic Club are proud to sponsor this fundraising event for the benefit of these women who are working to improve life for themselves and their families.”

“The Walk/Run offers a wonderful way to not only help women and their families,” Duvall Civic Club Co-President Judi Chapman added, “but it’s also a chance for participants to meet other people in the area and enjoy the autumn here in the Snoqualmie Valley.”

Call (425) 788-5769 with any questions. Registrations by mail or donations can be sent to the Duvall Civic Club, P.O. Box 315, Duvall, WA 98019.

Checks should be made out to “Duvall Civic Club Walk 4 Women.”

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