This race is possible only because of numerous volunteers who give up their day to make the magic happen for the runners. We appreciate and are grateful for each of them. Remember to thank them when you are on the course.
Lonn & Lynn Robertson
Lonn and his pup, Josey, coach Team 5am Running Madness in Eugene/Springfield. He and his wife Lynn generously donate funds and commissioned the age group awards from local artists. We thank them for their support. Lonn may be out running the race too – if so, it will be the 13th time he has run the race.
Bill Sharp has graciously come on board as a principal sponsor of MRTR. A former MRTR race director, Bill has shifted his focus to international humanitarian work primarily in Ukraine and Poland. His love for MRTR still finds him assisting marking the race course and providing valuable help at the finish line.
Horse Creek Lodge
Horse Creek Lodge and Outfitters provides equipment rentals, shuttle services, and guided rafting tours as well as comfortable lodging in luxurious cabins, or in the campground, for your year round McKenzie River area adventures. Horse Creek lodge generously provides their shuttle services for our race shuttle annually. Be sure to check out their services!
Run Hub Northwest
Run Hub is a full service running store and is committed to building the local running community through their running groups, training programs, and excellent service. They have generously provided our electrolyte hydration and gels as well as operating the most energetic aid station at Trail Bridge since 2018.
SportHill is a local sports apparel store focusing on function and quality. Jim Hill, the founder, has been associated with the race from its earliest years in the mid 1980’s. Over the years they have provided our running apparel swag. If you’re local, check out their annual warehouse sale! If not, don’t worry, their online catalogue is robust.
Zenith Performance and Wellness
Physical therapy and performance services for runners, by runners. We know that “stop running” is not a viable treatment plan. When you have pain or want to perform better, it helps to be treated by providers who understand your lifestyle, passion and goals. Zenith-PNW provides 1 on 1, hour-long sessions with the same Doctor of Physical Therapy (who are runners themselves) so you get better, faster.
The Race Directors especially thank the following:
Our families and friends who graciously tolerated and supported our passion for making this event happen. We know this monumental feat could not have happened without your patience.
Eugene Mountain Rescue
Eugene Mountain Rescue is affiliated with the Lane County Search & Rescue Team, and its volunteers specialize in finding and rescuing people lost and/or injured in the more mountainous regions of Lane County. EMR annually operates one of the five aid stations located along the MRTR course on race day.
Lane County Search and Rescue Amateur Radio Operators (LCSARO)
LCSARO is affiliated with the Lane County Search and Rescue Team. These volunteers provide auxiliary and emergency communications to support the Lane County Sherriff and Search and Rescue. They annually provide radio communication along the course (where there is no cell service) and help to keep runners safe by tracking their progress along the course.
McKenzie High School Bus Drivers
McKenzie High School bus drivers generously volunteer their time to provide shuttle services to the start line.