Sat, Apr 09

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Ketchikan

Ken Teune Memorial Stampede

Join us in honoring Ken Teune on April 9th! Registration is open NOW!

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Ken Teune Memorial Stampede

Time & Location

Apr 09, 9:30 AM

Ketchikan, Ketchikan, AK 99901, USA

About the event

We are excited to honor Ken Teune during the Stampede coming up on Saturday April 9th. Ken's family kindly shared a brief history of his personal running, as well as his impact on our community.

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.

We all share in Ken's passion for running! Come on out to the Ken Teune Stampede on Saturday April 9th.

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 2022 Ketchikan Running Club membership, plus you score KRC's 2022 t-shirt!

To apply for KRC membership click here: https://runsignup.com/Club/AK/Ketchikan/KetchikanRunningClub

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