The Lost Forester and Pine Valley 5.5K and 11K is now virtual
Hello runners. Due to covid 19 spreading widely among us, the Lost Forester and Pine Valley 5.5K and 11K Labor Day runs has been changed to a virtual run. This is a disappointment, but for this year I feel that it is best for us.
It might not be best for the girls at the Blue House in Kazo Uganda. Your support and running have provided over the years $1,000 to $2,000 to the upbringing of the Blue House girls. The Ugandan government has shut down schools and orphanages like the Blue House. The girls have been sent to relatives to live during the pandemic. We on the board of directors have heard that the girls really really want to come back to the Blue House as staying with relatives is bad - food is short and living conditions are less than ideal. The Ugandan staff is still being paid and are working hard to get the girls back to the Blue House.
So if you have it in your heart to do a virtual run or just make a donation, it will help towards the survival of the Blue House and have a positive impact on the girls of the Blue House.
If you wish to sign up for the virtual run, sign up will stay open until Sunday September 6th. You can do the run anytime and anywhere between now and Labor Day. If you wish to report your times, there is a self-reporting page.
Tim Krohn, Lost Forester
About the event
The Lost Forester Adventure Runs provide community and visiting runners a choice of one challenging and two family friendly trail runs on Labor Day morning and a fund raiser for the Blue House Orphanage for 30 girls in Kazoo, Uganda. The runs are the Lost Forester, an off and on-trail run of between 8 and 10 miles, and the Pine Valley Blue House - Its only a Hill Runs, trail runs of either 5.5 or 11K.
The Lost Forester Adventure Run is designed to be challenging. It will take over twice as long as a street run of the same distance. It is between 8 and 10 miles on trail and off-trail up and down the steepest hills, through swamps, creeks, and dense woods in Pine Valley and surrounding area in search of the Lost Forester. The route is an off-trail ribbon line until the runners find the Lost Forester, who will provide a map and directions to return to the finish. The runners will choose their own way back to the finish. Runners will be self-supporting the whole distance, bring their own water, gels, and compass. For safety a compass is required for all participants. Long sleeve shirts, pants, and sturdy shoes are highly recommended.
The Pine Valley Blue House - Its only a hill - runs are two trail races, a 5.5K and an 11K over the ski trail that runs through Pine Valley’s scenic pines and hardwoods. The 5.5K run is one loop of the Pine Valley ski tails while the 11K is two loops but in opposite directions.
After the races stay and enjoy a Lost Forester breakfast of flapjacks.
Your participation in these races help girls and young women grow in a safe, caring environment, and receive more education. With the support form Blue House, they can become independent adults, with a chance to beat the poverty that they faced as young, vulnerable children and orphans.
Local time: 6:39 AM