May 8th - Leschi-Quiemuth Honor Walk/Run
It is Nisqually Tribe’s pleasure to once again host this event. Back in 2015, when the Nisqually Tribe and Joint Base Lewis McChord hosted the event, and it was a great success. So we would like to continue.
Our Walk/Run/Tour will be an event to remember. We have secured the Joint Base Lewis McChord Military Reservation again for 2021; this was formerly the Nisqually lands pre-1917 condemnation. Please be aware we will be doing all the “pandemic pre-cautions” and if you are going to be closer than 6 feet apart, you will need to wear your mask.
The advanced walkers and runners will be using the route known as “Range 91” to just above Clear Creek Fish Hatchery, via the condemned allotments and Church sites. The walkers who want to take the “Short Walk” will take the bus tour to Ross Cemetery, and complete the 2.5 mile walk to just above the Clear Creek Fish Hatchery. There is a MAP attached with details.
We are pre-registering all applicants because this is a sensitive area, and we must have advance notice of everyone’s arrival. Tribes wishing to send a van or bus on the tour must register the vehicle by Friday, April 30, 2021. All participants will be shuttled in between 9 am and 10 am, and the walk/run/tour will start promptly at 10:00 am at “range 91”. We cannot make any exceptions. If you need to register on site, please be there promptly at 8:15-8:30 a.m.if you are not on-site and registered, by 9 you will not be allowed to start late.
The shuttle tour begins promptly at 10:00a.m. The tour will be up to two hours long, with restrooms provided. This tour will conclude at the top of the hill to Clear Creek Hatchery. Box Lunches will be served at this site. Participants will be returned to the Billy Frank Jr. Gym at the conclusion of the Walk/Run.
There will be First Aid assistance available, law enforcement cruisers for emergencies, and the shuttle buses will have historical information on them for people who want to participate in the tour. Historical information will also be provided for the walk/run as will markers, marking the sites of the allotments.
Nisqually Cultural Services department and Tribal Council encourage all Nisquallies and other nations to attend, and welcomes other tribes’ participation in this event.
What: Leschi-Quiemuth Honor Walk/Run
When: Saturday, May 8th 2021 8:30am
Where: Billy Frank Jr. Gym, 4820 She Nah Num Dr SE Olympia WA 98513
Contact: See flyer for contact information
For flyer, please click here.