Bowerman TC gets involved with the Burnside Footbridge Project
The Portland Parks Foundation is seeking the support of the Portland community in raising funds to build a footbridge over West Burnside, providing a safe passage for runners and hikers on the Wildwood Trail in Forest Park.
Connecting 30 miles through Portland’s famed Forest Park, the Wildwood trail serves over 80,000 runners, hikers, and schoolchildren each year. However, a current section of the Wildwood trail crosses over West Burnside, forcing cars to stop unsafely for trail users crossing the road, creating a potentially dangerous situation.
With $2.3 million already raised, the Portland Parks Foundation seeks community support to fund an additional $150,000 for the project with an anonymous donor providing a 1:1 match, for a potential $300,000 campaign.
The Burnside Footbridge campaign runs from Sept. 20 to Oct. 23. To donate and for more information, visit www.oregonskitchentable.org/footbridge-over-burnside and help support this community initiative.
Members of the Bowerman Track Club, including Youth, Masters, Elite, and Professional athletes, utilize Forest Park and its numerous trails. In an attempt to represent Portland not only on the track and Olympic world stage, we ask for the community's support in this worthy project.
The Bowerman Track Club continually seeks out opportunities to support and engage in community initiatives that impact the city our club calls home. BTC professional athlete sums up the importance of the Burnside Footbridge project perfectly.
Not only an amazing spokesperson for Bowerman TC, professional athlete Amy Cragg has directly collaborated with the Portland Park's Foundation, detailing the impact the footbridge project will have on the trail and uniquely beautiful Portland environment.
Coming together as an organization, we hope to fundraise and spread the message of the project to improve the trail we all call home. For more information, check out the project's website. https://www.oregonskitchentable.org/crowdfunding/footbridge-over-burnside
BOWERMAN MISSION The Bowerman Track Club is a community based track club spanning from the professional ranks to youth members. Catering to the competitive, we hope to spread the sport of running and all the good it does. Acknowledging the club's potential to effect change in local communities, Bowerman Track Club will seize the opportunity to serve the city of Portland through issue awareness, fundraising and project collaboration.