TOM ROGERS MEMORIAL RUN FOR THE HILLS
Saturday, June 2, 2018
8 am Check-in - Camp Caro Lodge
Park at 300 S. Sargent Road
9 am Run for the Hills
Come join us on National Trails Day for the inaugural Tom Rogers Memorial Run for the Hills. A celebration of where it all began and the man who made it possible. This 5 mile / 8 km run winds through and over a landscape anchored on bedrock 1.5 billion years old, then carved by ice age floods the like of which have never been surpassed. All proceeds will be used to support the Dishman Hills Conservancy’s goal to preserve the Wild Heart of Spokane, through conservation, education and stewardship.
Please Note: The run traverses many of the trails within the original Dishman Hills Natural Area. Because the course contains sections of steep, rugged terrain on single-track trails, it is for those with trail running experience.
This event is limited to 75 participants. Registration closes on May 24th for t-shirts and May 31 without t-shirt. There will be no day of run registration. Additional information will be provided to participants prior to the event.
Tom Rogers began his journey to save what is now the foundation of the Dishman Hills Conservancy in the early 1960’s. When he wasn’t teaching biology at University High School in Spokane Valley, he was walking the Hills creating a meticulous record of its flora and fauna. He led countless hikes to share the beauty and complexity of the Hills. He knew that natural spaces needed to be protected, not only to preserve a group of diverse environments, but as a place where we could walk, ramble, or run in the natural world. By the time of his death in the fall of 1999 he had seen the creation of what would become today’s Dishman Hills Conservancy. A Conservancy now in its 52 year carries on his dream to preserve a natural wild life corridor that has grown from 535 acres to almost 2700 acres. But, there are still gaps that need to be filled if this Wild Heart of Spokane is to be preserved. Join us in celebrating the past, present, and future of the Dishman Hills, and the man that started it all.
Liability Wavier: By registering for this event, participants agree to the following liability waiver. This outdoor activity will take place in an uncontrolled wildland, with forested, steep, mountainous terrain. Numerous hazards exist from traveling in these wildlands, including, but not limited to:
· getting lost and/or separated from the leader and/or group for a variety of reasons;
· unpredictable extreme weather, lack of visibility due to fog or smoke, trail obscured by snow, downfall or other conditions;
· steep, uneven, broken, rocky ground and dangerous cliffs;
· poison ivy, other poisonous plants, and potential eye and skin injuries from branches;
· potential for bee stings, tick infections, other insect bites and stings, and animal attacks.
I understand it is my responsibility to not participate in any activities that are beyond my physical abilities, or that would expose me to factors I am sensitive to. I also understand that it is my responsibility to wear footwear and clothes that are appropriate for weather conditions and these wildland activities. Participation in this activity requires a waiver of the right to sue the Dishman Hills Conservancy, employees and volunteers for any and all claims including negligence resulting in personal injury, accidents and property loss arising from participation in this activity. Participation in the activity is risky regardless of the care taken to avoid injuries and accidents that may cause death or disability. By signing this waiver, I agree to indemnify and hold the DHC and its employees and volunteers harmless from any and all claims, suits, procedures, costs, expenses, damages and other liabilities including attorney’s fees.