WARRENTON — The Lower Columbia Hospice Advisory Board hosted a “Race to the Bar” event benefiting Lower Columbia Hospice Saturday.

The event was a 5K and 10K run and walk at Fort Stevens State Park, starting at the Peter Iredale shipwreck, running toward the South Jetty and back.

Some 178 participants came out to show their support for Lower Columbia Hospice. Participants and spectators enjoyed the race, beer garden, music, bonfire and sunset on the beach.

Winner of the 5K event was Dave Cook, finishing in 22 minutes 17 seconds. He was participating in honor of his aunt, Doris Bulletset, who died in hospice in June. Bob Bulletset, widower of Doris, was the oldest competitor in the 5K at 84 years old.

Winner of the 10K was Steve Allen of Knappa, finishing 6.2 miles in 38:46.

All proceeds from this event help Lower Columbia Hospice provide end-of-life care to Clatsop County residents. 

Jeanette Schacher, Lower Columbia Hospice Manager was delighted with the turnout.

“I couldn’t be happier with the outcome of this event, I don’t think I stopped smiling all day,” she said. “It is so touching to see the community support of Lower Columbia Hospice. I’d really like to thank all of our sponsors and volunteers who event possible.

“We are looking forward to making this an annual event and continuing to raise the awareness of hospice in Clatsop County.”

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