Washougal’s ‘Stride for Education’ event is going virtual

Runners asked to submit distances and times online May 10-16

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The 2020 Washougal Schools Foundation Stride for Education event will be held as a virtual run from May 10-16. (Contributed photo courtesy of Kacey Morales)

Amidst ongoing stay-at-home orders meant to stem the spread of COVID-19, the Washougal School Foundation’s Student Stride for Education event will be held as a virtual run May 10-16.

The event is open to anyone and free of charge. Runners are encouraged to submit their distance and time at or via social media using the hashtag @wsfstride. 

“We see this virtual Stride as an opportunity to continue to show support for local students, provide an opportunity for the community to come together while maintaining social distancing and continue the momentum we’ve established as a foundation,” Stride team leader Jennifer McDonald stated in a news release. “We’re a tight-knit community with a strong drive to give our students every opportunity. It’s nice to know that this event will be able to keep a tradition alive, strengthen our community and build relationships.”

Aubrey Timmons, a sixth-grader at Jemtegaard Middle School, designed this year’s Stride logo, which features a cat running in full stride.