I was trying to find local races last summer to fill out my race calendar, but having a hard time gathering information. I wanted a comprehensive list of all races in the Gorge region, but could only find a handful of websites with only partial information. Googling wasn’t really an option either since some of the smaller races didn’t have any information online (or at least not reliable information). I complained to those that would listen about my prediciment. Everybody said the same thing – if you can’t find a comprehensive site, make one. So I did. Finally.
Right now RuntheGorge.com is in rough draft form. I didn’t want to wait until it was polished before making it public. Runners want race information and race directors want runners at their events. Race listings are open to anyone – no memberships or pre-qualifications required.
At present time the main focus of this site is to provide information for those looking for races, but there are big plans in the works to grow this site into an even more comprehensive resource for runners in the Columbia River Gorge region.
Want to get involved?
- Race Directors – I need more information on your races. Fill out the form on the ‘Submit A Race’ tab with all of the necessary information.
- Runners – guest blogging is highly encouraged. Did you attend a race in the Gorge? Do you want to tell people about it? Let me know! Bonus points if you have pictures.
Please email me if you have any questions or suggestions on how to make this site better! My email is firstname.lastname@example.org.