Our mission: We promote outdoor recreation and bring people together to enjoy, preserve and improve the places where we play.
Recreation Northwest facilitates collaboration between outdoor enthusiasts, local governments, businesses and individual landowners to improve local trail networks, provide direct service to maintain local parks and develop a sense of pride and ownership in these outdoor places that make our community unique.
We collaborate with fellow race directors, share information with participants and the public to increase communication and a positive shared use of our parks and trails and to lessen the environmental impact of events on public places. Our work highlights the importance of outdoor recreation to our local economy.
Our multi-sport races and events get adults and children outside to be active, build community and enjoy our parks and trails.
It’s about people and we put relationships first
We go the extra mile on customer service
We celebrate our donors, volunteers, sponsors and partners
Productive and FUN – that’s how we roll
We focus on solutions
We prioritize community building and Win-Win-Win
We are nimble and flexible in our staff and our programs
Keep it simple and keep our standards high
We run the organization as a sustainable and professional business
Board of Directors
Kurt Baumgarten, President
David Laws, Vice President
Dean Fearing, Treasurer
Pamela Jull, Secretary
Mike McAuley, Ex-officio
Todd Elsworth, Executive Director
April Claxton, Program Director
Support Recreation Northwest:
Make a donation to our Community Stewardship program
Check out our Recreation Northwest Sponsorship Opportunities.