We continue to make progress through the summer with dirt moving, construction starting and plans to get a track in place by September. As we look at the current activities it is always good to go back and reflect on the journey and those that have been part of it along the way. We are pushing toward our September paving date but also still pursuing funding to help us maximize our opportunities to finish the track, grandstands, event venue stage and food cart pods. It is much more cost effective to do it in subsequent phases tied to the school bond and remodeling of the school property. We look forward to the transformation with your help in the Spring of 2022 with the goal of hosting our first track meet in Maupin in over 50 years!
Here are a few articles and features that the media teams in the area have featured on the project.
Maupin Track Dream becoming a Reality-Central Oregon Daily 8/25/21: https://centraloregondaily.com/%e2%96%b6%ef%b8%8f-maupins-dream-becomes-a-reality-work-begins-on-world-class-track/
Update on the project this summer ( 2021) Columbia Gorge News: https://www.columbiagorgenews.com/hoodriver/sports/on-track-maupin-s-deschutes-river-athletic-complex-slowly-steadily-becoming-a-reality/article_c33d6d5e-e989-11eb-b645-934dbfab23de.html Big Plans-Little Town Columbia Gorge News: https://www.columbiagorgenews.com/hoodriver/sports/big-plans-little-town/article_bc692dee-e991-11eb-bb81-9324b187fd84.html August 16th update: https://www.columbiacommunityconnection.com/the-dalles/maupin/southwascocounty/sportscomplex/hollymiles
Doug Binder interviews Michael Bergmann for Dyestat.com one of the top running websites in the world: https://www.dyestat.com/gprofile.php?mgroup_id=44531&do=videos&&video_id=299012
Oregon National Guard comes to Maupin to lay the foundation of the track: https://www.dvidshub.net/news/376540/oregon-guard-completes-improvements-maupin-track
Oregonlive-Ken Goe shares the vision with Track and Field readers in Oregon: https://www.oregonlive.com/trackandfield/2020/06/project-to-build-a-world-class-track-in-maupin-has-a-small-oregon-town-thinking-big.html
Travel Oregon Grant Awards Maupin DRAC $100k https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/travel-oregon-awards-more-than-2-4-million-for-projects-that-promote-economic-recovery-across-the-state-301282362.html
Central Oregon Daily News Features on Bend News and Websites: https://centraloregondaily.com/maupin-track-project-still-running-along-1m-needed-for-completion/ https://centraloregondaily.com/if-you-build-it-they-will-run-tiny-maupin-looks-to-build-world-class-track/