Recreation Northwest

About Us

Recreation Northwest

Our mission: We promote outdoor recreation and bring people together to enjoy, preserve and improve the places where we play.


Our commitment to Stewardship is shown through our partnerships with key organizations as open space stewards. Recreation Northwest leverages volunteers to maintain and improve our public spaces.


We provide Educational opportunities to bring people together to discuss and create positive recommendations for local events and the recreation community.

Recreation Events

We host fun Recreational Races and Events to build support for our organization, our partners and the work we do both locally and around the region. They are all a ton of fun, too!

Board of Directors

Adam Lent, President
Kurt Baumgarten, Vice President
Al Ragan, Treasurer
David Laws, Secretary
Mike McAuley
Dean Fearing
Betsy Bierer

Todd Elsworth, Executive Director
April Claxton, Executive Manager

Bellingham Kids Traverse
Jen Gallant, Race Director
Lance Romo, Parks and Recreation
Tammy Bennett, YMCA

Olympia Traverse
Ian Shopland, Race Director
Heather Antanaitis, Sales and Marketing Director
Joe Hyer, Director

Bellingham Traverse
Tyler Mitchell, Race Director
April Claxton, Volunteer Coordinator
Erin McCain-Anderson, Finish Line Coordinator

Winthrop Traverse
Sam Naney, Race Director
Alison Naney, Race Director & Sales
Mike Pruett, Transition Captain

North Bend Traverse
Scott Lee, Race Director
Scott Ward, Volunteer Coordinator
Ryan Lee, Finish Line Coordinator

Quest Adventure Races
Brent Molsberry, Race Director

Recreation Northwest Conference & EXPOTodd Elsworth, Director
Brent Detta, Manager

Check out our Recreation Northwest Sponsorship Opportunities.

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