Visit Wenatchee announced as sponsor of RunWenatchee’s trail running events

Written on Mar 3rd, 2018 by , Category News, Trail Running

WENATCHEE — RunWenatchee announced today Visit Wenatchee, the tourism arm of the Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce, will serve as the presenting sponsor of the 2018 Wenatchee Valley Trail Run Series, Trails In Motion International Film Festival, and its other trail running activities.

The ‘Wenatchee Valley Trail Running Series, Presented by Visit Wenatchee,’ begins with the Horse Lake Trail Runs in the

Matt Murphy leads a small pack of runners, including Kea Paton and Marisol Galeana, during the Red Devil Trail Runs near Cashmere.

Wenatchee Foothills on April 28, followed by the Red Devil Trail Runs near Cashmere on June 2, and the Oktoberfest Trail Runs at Leavenworth Ski Hill on Oct. 20.

The ‘Trails In Motion Film Festival, Presented by Visit Wenatchee’ makes its annual stop in Wenatchee on March 29 at the Numerica Performing Arts Center. The event is a collection of short films shot around the world on trail running and ultra running.

RunWenatchee also is bringing renowned ultra-runners Yassine Diboun and Max King to Wenatchee this spring for speeches and training clinics. Diboun will appear April 21-22 and King in mid-May.

The presenting sponsorship represents an expansion of an already robust partnership between RunWenatchee and the Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce.

“We are thrilled to have Visit Wenatchee as our main sponsor for all things trail running,” said Steve Maher of RunWenatchee. “The Chamber is emphasizing outdoor recreation through Visit Wenatchee, and we are excited to work with them to expand trail running in our region. With our growing trail system here, open vistas, and amazing scenery, the potential is immense.”

“The events that RunWenatchee has produced not only showcase our outdoor assets, but offer a quality experience to one of our targeted demographics,” said Jerri Barkley, the Chamber’s marketing director. “RunWenatchee is also a great community partner so this is a perfect fit for Visit Wenatchee.”

Tickets for the Trails In Motion International Film Festival are available at The event at the Numerica PAC will include a vendor expo and a raffle fundraiser for Wenatchee Valley TREAD.

Registration is open for the Horse Lake Trail Runs (half-marathon, 7-mile, 5-mile distances) at; for the Red Devil Trail Runs (50K, 25K, 10K) at; and for the Oktoberfest Trail Runs (10-mile, 5-mile, kids race) at

More information on the appearances by ultra runners Yassine Diboun and Max King will be posted on the RunWenatchee Facebook page ( in coming weeks.

RunWenatchee, established in 2009, puts on seven trail and road races annually, a free weekly Thursday run and walk known as Run Club, free weekly track workouts during the warm weather months, and several social events.

RunWenatchee is seeking other sponsorships from organizations and businesses wanting to associate themselves with the region’s premier running organization. Many of the sponsorships are ideal for any organization or company seeking to increase its brand recognition within the health, fitness and outdoor recreation communities locally and statewide.

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