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Faces and Places Run on the Rogue

Photos courtesy Llaurel V. Johnson - Pubic Information Assistant to the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians -- Confederated Tribes of the Siletz held the 13th annual Run to the Rogue in mid-September. The 234-mile run from Siletz to Oak Flats on the Illinois River began Sept. 13 and continued non-stop until arrival at Oak Flats Sept. 16. Clockwise from top left: Flag bearer Jeffrey Sweet joined Carol Blomstrom, with eagle staff, and Betty Whitehead as they led the runners down the hill to Oak Flats. Runners Mark LaBonte, with eagle staff, and Anne Goddard crossed the Lobster Creek Bridge followed by support vans. An eagle staff was carried by various lead runners of the Run to the Rogue. (Background) The Rogue River welcomed the runners at sunrise on the last day of the run.