**NEW** We Will Match Your Donation!**
When you add a donation to your virtural race, Olytrailrunners will match your donation 100%! We will pledge up to $2,000 for the matching program.
How this works
Support Those in Need
Pick a distance and record your time in this virtural race to benefit the Thurston County Covid-19 Response Fund. Registration is just $5. You can register for multiple distances. You can also donate an additional $10, $25 or $50. All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Response Fund.
The time period for recording your results is April 20th to April 26th. I will send registrants an email with a link to record your time with us. No requirement for proof, honor system, but please do submit Garmin or Strava screen shots or Photos to share! If you are participating in another virtural race at the same date, you can also submit your results for this event.
About the Thurston Co. COVID-19 Response Fund
The Thurston County COVID-19 Response Fund is the product of a new partnership formed between the Community Foundation of South Puget Sound and the United Way of Thurston County in response to dramatic and immediate needs felt within the community.
Local time: 7:35 AM
“In order for our community to successfully navigate the potentially devastating impacts of COVID-19, strong partnerships are absolutely essential,” says Chris Wells, Executive Director with United Way of Thurston County. The Fund is intended to complement the work of public health officials and help nonprofits navigate and address all aspects of the outbreak as efficiently as possible.
“Our organizations knew that the community would need to respond to the COVID-19 crisis, both to the health and economic impacts,” says Mindie Reule, president and CEO of Community Foundation of South Puget Sound.
The Fund is a consolidated point where money can be raised and distributed to organizations that are on the ground supporting individuals and families who are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. Grants to community organizations that are providing resources to the community will happen on a rolling basis as the situation evolves and changes over time. “We want to ensure that dollars are deployed to the community as quickly and responsively as possible,” she adds.