Ken Teune Memorial Sourdough Stampede
Time & Location
About the Event
After a brief hiatus (goodbye, 2020!), the Ken Teune Memorial Stampede is back!
Youth fun run (1 mile) will begin at the Gateway Recreation Center at 9am, 5k to follow at approximately 9:30am. Come on out to support Ketchikan Running Club and get ready for Totem to Totem or other summer adventures!
Don't forget - your race is free with a 2021 Ketchikan Running Club membership, plus you score KRC's 2021 t-shirt!
To apply for KRC membership click here: https://runsignup.com/Club/AK/Ketchikan/KetchikanRunningClub
Please note, if Ketchikan Running Club and our EOC determine the community risk level is too high to safely hold an in-person event, we will pivot to a virtual format. Stay tuned for updates via our website and social media for the latest information on the status of our event.
For most of his life, Ken Teune had a passion for running. He began running in high school when he joined the Chicago Christian High School cross country team. Ken, along with 3 friends, ran throughout high school and formed a strong bond that lasted until his passing.
Ken coached cross country at Clover Pass Christian School for many years. He could often be heard telling his kids to “pick up your knees” or “stretch out your stride” or “sprint it in” or of course, “finish strong”.
In 2007 he ran the Whistlestop Marathon in Wisconsin hoping to qualify for the Boston Marathon. He held back to run with a friend and did not get a qualifying time. Undaunted, he ran again in 2008 and qualified for the Boston Marathon.
Ken ran the Boston Marathon in 2009 and considered that race one of the high points of his life. He ran the Grand Rapids Marathon in Michigan a couple of weeks later.
Ken ran in many races in Ketchikan and POW. He ran for health but mostly for fun. He loved encouraging his kids, wife and students in the same passion.