All Things Mountain to benefit Galena Creek Park
Galena Fest, Inc. is a non-profit organization which works to restore, establish, expand and enhance outdoor recreational resources in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Galena Fest, Inc., the event producer and organizer, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity. Federal Tax ID # 27-1388971.
Galena Fest, Inc. raises awareness about and funds to support: parks; hiking, biking and riding trails; creeks, lakes and waterways; and other under-supported outdoor recreational resources. Galena Fest, Inc. accomplishes this through community engagement, volunteerism and fund raising.
Galena resident and Galena Times Publisher, Richard Keillor, founded Galena Fest a community event to raise money for kid’s programs at the park & trail construction/maintenance.
Key components of Galena Fest 2012 are The Bloody Rose mountain bike climb to Relay Peak and The Wicked Thorn 7.25 mile trail running race. These competitive races offer strenuous routes through the Mt. Rose corridor along trails to finish lines at Relay Peak overlooking Lake Tahoe and the main visitor center. We have also added a 1.7 mile “fun run” to give runners of all age groups the opportunity to enjoy running through the park. Back by popular demand, kids will enjoy Art-in-the-Park and The Big Fish Contest.
“The Bloody Rose will eventually attract mountain bikers from across the country and act as the core event to keep Galena Fest growing in popularity for years,” Keillor said.
The festival atmosphere includes food vendors, a beer and beverage terrace featuring local favorites, and live music. Program partners will have a chance to highlight their wares while neighbors and friends celebrate an unprecedented, active family outing under a canopy of Jeffrey Pines.
Proceeds from Galena Fest 2012 will be used to contribute to new trail construction and support many youth programs such as Camp WeChMe.
Galena Fest 2012 is organized by Galena Fest, Inc., a non-profit organization founded by Keillor and is run by David Gentry and a team of committed & talented volunteers.