Update for 2020: Even though the race was cancelled, we were still committed to making the donation to the race beneficiary. We discussed an idea with the leaders from CORK’s Youth Program, about splitting the donation between them and a local food bank; NeighborImpact. They immediately and whole-heartedly agreed to forgo the entire donation and have it all go to NeighborImpact. So we donated the entire amount to this non-profit that is supporting families in need all the time, but especially now with the COVID19 pandemic.
NeighborImpact was created in 1985 to represent and serve economically disadvantaged residents of Deschutes, Crook, and Jefferson counties and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. Our mission is to support people and strengthen communities.
Go Beyond Racing donates a portion of your registration fee to a worthy organization.
The beneficiary of the Smith Rock Ascent is the Central Oregon Running Klub’s Youth Program, which is focused on fostering a lifelong passion for running. With programs for kids ages 5-18, the CORK LittleFoot and Youth programs offer a fun and supportive environment for developmental running. These programs provide the opportunity for kids of all ages to be involved in running events from games and obstacle courses to participation in the USATF Junior Olympics.