Recreation Northwest announces The One beneficiary for Olympia Traverse
A partnership with Friends of Capitol Forest
BELLINGHAM, Wash., April 29, 2013 – Recreation Northwest, a nonprofit health and wellness event organization in Bellingham, Washington, feels a thriving business sector is crucial to the overall health of the community. Recreation Northwest announces the recipient of The One 2013 Olympia Traverse partnership: Friends of Capitol Forest.
Each year, Recreation Northwest chooses a local non-profit to be beneficiary of the multi-sport Olympia Traverse. This recipient, known as The One, is chosen based on commitment to the community through their work and the programs they offer. Recreation Northwest also considers organizations who have been directly involved with the race and who will continue to use this as an awareness and fundraising opportunity for themselves.
As The One beneficiary for 2013, Friends of Capitol Forest will receive a portion of the 2013 Olympia Traverse proceeds. Recreation Northwest will also be donating to the organization’s cause, and offering Friends of Capitol Forest two company team slots so they can compete alongside the community in the Olympia Traverse.
The Olympia Traverse is a multi-sport adventure relay race for solo, tandem, relay and Company Teams celebrating the life cycle of wild salmon. The course includes mountain biking (7.4 mi.) in the Capitol Forest; road biking (22 mi.) through Thurston County; paddling from West Bay to Swantown (3.5 mi.); running (4.5 mi.) to Priest Point Park and then back to the Hands On Children’s Museum for the 1/2 mile “Team Trek” to the Fish Tale Ale Finish Line at Port Plaza.
Early bird registration rates for the Olympia Traverse end April 30, 2013. To learn more about Recreation Northwest and the upcoming Olympia Traverse, Bellingham Traverse, Padden Mountain Pedal and Bellingham Kids Traverse, visit https://www.recreationnorthwest.org or call 360-739-8458.
Todd Elsworth is one of the many “Mossy-haired lunatics roaming the dripping peninsulas”, described in “I’m Here for the Weather” by Tom Robbins. As executive director, he works to fulfill our mission to teach the health benefits of nature, promote outdoor recreation, and steward the places where we play.