Coming Soon!  Link for the 2019 Lake Run Information and Registration


A sad notice...

(but the Lake Run will continue!)

As many of you are aware, the Lake Oswego Women's Club has declined in membership over the years and after much discussion, we, the Board and active members have made the decision to dissolve the Lake Oswego Women's Club with a heavy heart. Unfortunately, due to the decline, operating the club has become taxing on the existing board therefore no board for 2019 was established as all current Board members have decided not to run for re-election.

Some of you are aware that for this year's Lake Run, we partnered with Northwest Housing Alternatives (NHA) which was a very successful partnership. This partnership made it possible for the Lake Run to net approximately $40,000 to donate to NHA who operates the only emergency shelter in Clackamas County, a HUGE win for both LOWC and NHA. Because this partnership was so successful, LOWC has agreed to transfer the 2019 (and beyond) Lake Run to NHA to operate. The City of Lake Oswego has agreed to sponsor them as the new operating non-profit of the Lake Run.

The legacy of the Lake Run will continue to help those in need, which is something close to all of our hearts.

In the next month or so we will be filing the paperwork to dissolve the club and we will no longer be a 501 3c, any money left in the LOWC bank account will be donated to NHA.

It has been our pleasure to serve you as your 2017-2018 Board.

Cheers to 44 years of giving back to the community and helping those in need! Thank you for your support!

2017-2018 Board Members

View Race Photos by Kim Elliott here!

  Race day quick link for 2018 race times

Annie Ross House

Home is a place of safety and retreat, a place where family and community can grow. For some Oregonians with low incomes, having a place to call home is out of reach. Low wages or fixed incomes combined with the high cost of housing forces these families to choose between rent, utilities, nutritious food, medications and other basic necessities.

Northwest Housing Alternatives (NHA) is a leading provider of affordable housing throughout Oregon. In addition to housing development, NHA also provides homeless intervention services and operates the only family shelter in all Clackamas County, the Annie Ross House. The Annie Ross House has been providing shelter to families in Clackamas County for over 25 years.

More than just a bed, the Annie Ross House emergency shelter helps families experiencing homelessness transition into stable, affordable housing and connects families to crucial social services. To meet this objective, Annie Ross House shelter residents receive intensive case management from Family Support Specialists. This personal support empowers people to keep their kids on track in school, meet their family’s health needs, and create opportunities for their future. NHA staff members work with each family to assess their needs, identify their strengths, and develop a customized plan of action.

With the need for shelter growing at a rapid rate it has become crucial to make room for more families. NHA is currently undergoing a capital campaign in order to rebuild the Annie Ross House. The new shelter will have a family oriented and trauma informed design and increase in capacity by 60%. Please partner with us in helping Clackamas County families gain access to stable housing. Everyone deserves a safe place to call home.

Community Support

LO Reads
LO Parks and Rec Scholarship

Details can be found on our Philanthropy pages.

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------ Our Partner ------

This year, LOWC is proudly partnering with Northwest Housing Alternatives (NHA), the largest non-profit developer of affordable housing in Oregon.  100% of the net proceeds from the 2018 Lake Run will support the reconstruction of the Annie Ross House, the ONLY emergency family homeless shelter in Clackamas County.
Funding for the Lake Run is raised primarily from corporate and business sponsorships and race entry fees.  We are currently looking for additional sponsors and would love your help.  Please email Kim Shettler at if you or someone you know would be interested in being a sponsor.

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