Oct 4, 2012


Event Date: OCT 07, 2012

Author runs for salmon at Portland Marathon, attempts world record.

Environmental journalist Steve Hawley will attempt the fastest marathon in a full seersucker suit to raise awareness of the threats facing wild salmon in the Columbia and Snake Rivers.

Portland, Oregon On Sunday, October 7th Hood River-based author Steve Hawley will run in the Portland Marathon and attempt to break the world record for fastest marathon run in a business suit. Hawley, along with two additional runners Jennifer King and Jennifer Trunkey are raising money through Crowdrise and raising awareness to benefit the Save Our Wild Salmon Coalition. His attempt has been officially submitted to the Guinness Book of World Records.

Running a marathon in a suit is only as ridiculous as the perils that Snake River salmon face, said Hawley, A deadly gauntlet of eight large dams, warming water in the reservoirs, invasive predators that benefit and thrive in a slower river, and maybe even a disorienting ride in a semi-truck to the mouth of the Columbia River. Salmon that survive against these odds deserve a lot more than a listing in the Guinness Book of World records. They deserve a river that runs more like an actual river.

For interviews or more information, contact: Steve Hawley, author, 503.477.2134, sjhawley@me.com
Amy Baird, Save our Wild Salmon 360-770-6720, media@wildsalmon.org

For more details or to make a donation you can do so here.

Have a good time, 
The GFS Team

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