100-mile runner donates his pledges to help build the Cheadle Lake Loop Trail!

UPDATE from Trevor Spangle at the end of his run:
“41 hrs awake, 29 of which were spent ‘running’ and I’m pulling the plug at mile 85. Hobbling like a double bow-legged pirate at 2mph in a lucid sleep walk state for another 7 hours was not something I was interested in. Found my new limit.
“Plan to bang out the final 15 here in the next couple weeks after some recovery to finish the project. Grateful for the experience and all the encouragement and kind words today. Goodnight.”

We don’t know the exact amount yet, but thanks to your pledges and a generous donor we’re expecting to raise $5,000 for the new section of the Cheadle Lake Loop Trail.

A big THANK YOU to Trevor and to our wonderful community for your support!

Fun fact: The mean age of participants in the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run is 45 years.

Map of the Cheadle Lake South Shore TrailDid you know that the eventual plan for Cheadle Lake is to have a loop trail? This year the City of Lebanon Trees & Trails Committee has been working with Build Lebanon Trails to develop a plan for the new South Shore Trail at Cheadle Lake. Our priority project for next year is to build the first section of the South Shore Trail to connect the North Shore Trail to the youth soccer field.

We have an unusual fundraising opportunity for this project, and we’re hoping that you’ll help us out! We’re asking you, our community, to support BLT by pledging for a 100-mile solo run starting on Friday, November 8. 100% of the funds raised will be donated to BLT. The goal is to raise $5,000, which we plan to dedicate to this first phase of the Cheadle Lake trail loop.

Trevor Spangle running Larwood bridgeTrevor Spangle, a Lebanon native and owner of an event coordination business called Swift Summit NW, LLC, has promised to donate 100% of the pledges he gets for every mile of his solo run. Trevor’s goal is to raise $5,000 for BLT, but of course it depends on how many pledges he can get before he starts his run on November 8.

Will you help BLT raise funds for this trail project with a per-mile pledge or a set amount for Trevor? You can pledge or donate at https://pledgeit.org/mountainlakesmakeup and read Trevor’s own words about his run.

“Geez, how long does it take to run 100 miles?” we hear you asking. In this case, about a full day. His run will start at Conversion Brewing, 833 S. Main Street, Lebanon at 5 pm on Friday, November 8 and end at the same spot between 5-9 pm on Saturday.

Trevor Spangle running waterfall backgroundWhy do we think we can count on Trevor? Rod Sell, president of the board of BLT, has known Trevor as a fellow member of the Santiam Spokes Bicycle Club and says that Trevor is not your ordinary guy. Two weeks ago, Trevor was running in a 100-mile event and had to drop out at the 55-mile point because he had stopped to help a gentleman who was in medical trouble and as a result did not achieve the average time required to continue past that point. Trevor wants to capitalize on his current level of fitness and frustration to try it again, this time on his own. He’s collecting pledges to increase his motivation, knowing he’s helping a cause he believes in. We call that a win-win!

Swift Summit NW, which has been bringing inclusive, community-centric bicycle events to the Lebanon community since 2015, most recently the Swift Summit 200/100 Mile Bicycle Race. Starting and ending at the Strawberry Plaza the last three years, the event has quickly become a premier event among cyclists and draws hundreds of participants to our community from all over the Pacific Northwest and further each August.

Trevor will be supported along the way by friends, and we’re hoping for your support of his endeavor as friends of Build Lebanon Trails. Please consider making a small pledge to help us with our fundraising goal. And please share the pledge link with family or friends by email or social media: