Paula Gallego has been named to the board of STA. photo provided
Paula Gallego has been named to the board of STA. photo provided
Alpine Running made a $1,000 donation to Sisters Trails Alliance (STA) this month, as volunteers hosted an aid station for the Three Sisters Skyline Race on October 3-4.

Janessa Taylor and Trevor Hostetler selected STA as the beneficiary for the race.

“We are runners, Janessa said. “At the heart of Alpine Running is a passion to explore wild places, challenge ourselves, and build connections within our community. We are a two-person grassroots team, who have day jobs and kids. We reside near Redmond and spend countless hours running and maintaining the Sisters trails. We also love the local support of the City of Sisters and businesses like Sisters Bakery. The trails here offer some smooth, fast running, technical sections, and incredible views of the Three Sisters and surrounding peaks. With a great finish in Village Green Park, this event has been a favorite for many! We love giving back and being able to help support the work of Sisters Trails Alliance.”

Runners from far and wide spent a beautiful weekend in Sisters. The race had nearly 300 participants from 18 states and three countries. STA volunteers Leanne Rowley, Felix Leahey, David Duehren, Catherine Hayden, Paula Gallego and Ann Richardson supported the STA aid station.

STA announced that Paula Gallego and Mark Thompson have joined the board of directors of Sisters Trails Alliance. Paula Gallego brings her skills in marketing and social media along with her passion for the outdoors. With his 20-year relationship with Oregon Adaptive Sports, Thompson has a laser focus on promoting the use of trails by people with disabilities.

Both new board members have a passion for making the outdoors accessible to everyone.

“I enjoy introducing people of all abilities to new outdoor adventures and encouraging them to stretch their limits”, said Thompson.

Gallego, who is fluent in Spanish, said, “I want to be able to help support and share the Sisters trails within all groups of the community.”

For more information about Sisters Trails Alliance, to become a member, or to volunteer, visit www.sisterstrails.org.