Umpqua Strong kicks off fundraising for run/walk

This year's 5K and 9K with be held on Sept. 29.

Posted: Apr 26, 2018 7:42 PM
Updated: Apr 26, 2018 7:47 PM

ROSEBURG, Ore. – Organizers with Umpqua Strong are gearing up for their third annual run/walk in September.

They kicked off fundraising for the event Thursday morning at Umpqua Community College.

READ MORE: Umpqua Strong raises more then $37,000

Umpqua Strong was created after the shooting at the college in October 2015 that left nine people dead.

The event has raised about $100,000 in the past two years for memorial scholarships and nonprofits. Organizers said it is the most attended run/walk in Douglas County.

READ MORE: UCC names building replacing Snyder Hall

This year’s 5K and 9K with be held on Sept. 29 in Stewart Park in Roseburg.

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