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 Strategies:


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.

Our Approach:

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
Adam Lent
Betsy Bierer
Al Ragan
Erin McCain-Anderson
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.

Recreation Northwest is a 501(c)3 charity.  All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.  Our non-profit federal tax-exempt number is 46-1774882 .
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