42nd annual Lake Run
May 12, 2018

View Race Photos by Kim Elliott here!


42nd Annual LOWC Lake Run to benefit the Annie Ross House Emergency Family Homeless Shelter.

Our Lake Oswego Lake Run Committee is laying the groundwork for the annual event which has kicked off spring in LO for the past 42 years!  Have you begun training for the 10K?  You still have time!!

  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 sponsorship@lowomensclub.org if you or someone you know would be interested in being a sponsor.

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