Kent Rotarians complete the 50-mile Rainier to Ruston Relay

  • Thursday, June 6, 2019 10:59am
  • News

Kent Rotarians participated in the 17th annual 50-mile Rainier to Ruston Relay last Saturday.

The relay took participants on a trail from the Carbon River Ranger Station in Mount Rainier National Park to Point Ruston in Tacoma.

Kent Rotary fielded a team of six runners, with each runner taking two legs. Running for Kent Rotary were Greg Haffner, Debbie Haffner, Axel Henning, Angrid Henning, Kate Matos and Jonathan Matos. The team completed the relay in 8 hours, 36 minutes and 58.5 seconds.

Runners enjoyed the journey from the majestic base of Mount Rainier to the waterfront of Tacoma on Ruston Way. Relay runners commemorated the old railroad by passing through bell stands in each town along the way to the sea. Runners traversed forests, passed through historic Washington towns and cites, finishing the run along a waterfront park with a view of Mount Rainier.

Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 300 words or less.

More in News

Kent School District updates Back to School plan

Details about potential return to buildings

Federal Way teacher charged with raping 13-year-old student

Taught math at Totem Middle School on West Hill in Kent

Van Doren’s Landing Park in Kent to close until August 2022

Site to be relocated because of Green River levee work

State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo
Politicians get pay raises, state workers get furloughs

A citizens panel approved the hikes in 2019. Unable to rescind them, lawmakers look to donate their extra earnings.

Kent, Federal Way men charged in 2017 murder of Seattle woman

Prosecutors say three gang members fired up to 16 shots at vehicle

Human remains in West Seattle identified

Bags of body parts were found in a suitcase along a West Seattle beach on June 19.

Summer vehicle travel projected to decrease this year

Traffic this summer will likely be lighter across Washington state than previous… Continue reading

Governor Jay Inslee smiles and laughs Sept. 3, 2019, during a speech at the Lynnwood Link Extension groundbreaking in Lynnwood. A Thurston County judge ruled he exceeded his authority when he vetoed single sentences in the state transportation budget in 2019. (Olivia Vanni / Herald file)
Judge invalidates Gov. Inslee’s veto in roads budget

Lawmakers said the governor crossed a constitutional line.

Kent Police Blotter | June 14-29

ATM robbery; gunfire exchanged; drive-by shooting; burglary arrest

Most Read