Chris Mang Memorial Charity Fun Run & Walk

The Chris Mang Memorial Charity Fun Run & Walk

The Mang/Glesne family and the Skagit Valley Family YMCA are excited to announce the Chris Mang Memorial Charity Fun Run & Walk taking place on Saturday, May 13, 2023. The celebratory fun run and walk is open to people of all ages and abilities.

All are welcomed to a Pre-Event Celebration the day before the run, Friday, May 12th at the Sedro-Woolley Rec Center (802 Ball St, Sedro-Woolley) from 5:00 – 7:00pm. Stop by for music, dancing, food, and games! No registration required – just stop by!

Special Olympians and their families are invited to participate in the Social and fun run/walk at no cost. Snacks will be provided at both events.

After the race, participants can find their times on the NW Endurance webpage, found here.

Chris Mang Memorial Fund

Support recreational programming for underserved youth and those with special needs

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About The Course

The course starts on the westside of the softball fields near the large shelter. Runners start near the shelter and follow the short trail to the main trail that loops around the soccer and ball fields. The 5K course has three 1-mile counterclockwise loops, around the complex, with a moderate uphill and downhill sections on each loop. The remainder of the course varies from flat to gentle uphill or downhill grades. Following the third loop, runners will turn left back to the Start/Finish area. The 1 mile run/walkers will follow the 5k course but returning to the finish after only 1 loop the first part of the 5K course, including the out and back, circling the south playfields before returning to the start finish. There is only one road where traffic enters the park. There will be a crossing guard at this location, however, all participants should be aware of traffic entering the park as they approach this crossing.
All turns will be marked and or signed. There will be an aid station at approximately the half way point of each loop. This is not a USATF certified course, but it is at least the advertised distance.

About Chris Mang

Chris Mang, who passed away in 2018, was a longtime participant in the Skagit County Special Olympics program and was a positive force for good in the Skagit community. Known for his big personality, Chris was driven by a love for the many people in his life and had a passion for helping others – he was a friend to everyone he met. He loved music and movie trivia and enjoyed karaoke with friends. As Chris often said himself, he was a “Renaissance Man:” full of life, complexity, and a great sense of humor.