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Lake Padden, WA • 6/12/24/32 Hours

September 21-22 (Sat – Sun), 2019 will be the return of the Hamster Endurance Run at Lake Padden. Proceeds will benefit Whatcom Family YMCA, Whatcom Humane Society farm facility, and Trail Sisters.

TRAIL SISTERS A platform for women supporting women in trail running started as passion project by accomplished ultra runner Gina Lucrezi in 2016. With high demand for content pertaining to everyday topics regarding women on the trails, Gina turned this passion project into her full time career.

Trail Sisters trip in the Enchantments 2019

WHATCOM HUMANE SOCIETY With an extensive background working with horses, I started volunteering for the WHS farm facility in the spring of 2018. I have been impressed with the care these large animals receive, and no horse is turned away. It’s also expensive to care for horses (along with goats, sheep, and whatever animal is surrendered), so any additional funding is greatly appreciated.

Gretchen bonding with Hank, an Appaloosa, at the WHS farm facility

WHATCOM FAMILY YMCA Scholarship Fund As a previous YMCA employee, I have seen first-hand what and how scholarships benefit families. Programs like Girls On the Run are fully funded by money received by the community.

PC: Whatcom Family YMCA

This event welcomes seasoned ultra runners as well as first timers looking for a new challenge. I promise to support you all 6/12/24/32 hours with food, drinks, laugher & cheering. Volunteers, be ready to cheer and support all runners, with the option to lip sync and eat your weight in hummus, quality chocolate, and coffee. Stay tuned. – RD Gretchen Walla