Team Raven is supporting the fight against Cycstic Fibrosis with the Lost Lake run; we need your help to reach our fundraising goal!
Below is some information about why we run and what we are fighting for!
The Lost Lake Breath of Life Run began as a passing thought. Having very little fund raisers for Cystic Fibrosis in the entire state of Alaska it was believed that there needed to be an event as big as the state itself. Since so many people in the Seward area love to run, we thought that would be the best type of event to have. But, where would they like to run to? There was only one suggestion – Lost Lake. A 16 mile U.S. Forest Service trail beginning at Primrose campground and leads to Lost Lake, ending near Bear Creek just outside Seward. We had the location, now we needed to make the race different.
Most races have awards and t-shirts for the participants, but that seemed too generic. We wanted to make sure the runners knew we appreciated the effort they made to not only run the race, but to collect pledges for the fight to cure Cystic Fibrosis. The first year of The Lost Lake Breath of Life Run, 1992, there were 55 participants. Today, the US Forest Service permit allows 750 runners on the trail on race day. 2010 was the first year that the Lost Lake Run met its capacity, filling in 90 days. In 2015 the race filled in just over 5 minutes, making it one of the more popular mountain races in Alaska. Since inception, this event has raised over $2 million dollars for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Over first 15 years, Marsha raised over $600,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, a nonprofit donor-supported organization this is seeking the means to cure and control Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and to improve the quality of life for those with the disease.
After 15 years of tireless commitment, Marsha has decided to seek additional support for running this annual event. In an effort to expand the organization and create an entity that could exist far into the future, as well as possibly expanding the type of fund raising activities for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the organization of the Lost Lake Run has been converted from a volunteer organization to a formal non-profit corporation. Marsha remains involved in the planning of the event and it is our goal as an organization to strive to maintain the quality and character of the Lost Lake Run that she has created.