The Maupin Deschutes River Athletic Complex is sprinting toward a finish line during the Spring of 2021 to complete this amazing world class Track and Field Athletic Complex. After breaking ground August 2020, we want you to join us as we gather speed into the Fall. We hope to host our first events in the Spring of 2021 aligned with Olympic Trials now in 2021 and the Oregon22 World Track and Field Championships bringing the world to #authenticoregon22
How to Donate
Maupin Area Chamber Endowment (MACE)
Attention: Deschutes River Athletic Complex (DRAC)
PO Box 220, Maupin, 97037
Maupin and the surrounding communities have a great track record of over-achievement.
The small town of Maupin with a population of 430 serving a largely unincorporated 1000 square mile area has recently completed a $2 million fiber-to-the-door project as a public-private partnership and a $2.5 million Civic Center housing the regional library, City Hall, and a public meeting space. Groundbreaking is also scheduled on a new medical clinic. Maupin accomplishes these through citizen involvement and support as well as investments from the State of Oregon, Wasco County, private foundations, and many other sources.
This project will be completed in the same manner as the others-with strong local support, leveraging volunteer expertise and financial contributions while also engaging with funding resources throughout Oregon.
It began with the generous commitment of the Oregon National Guard, preparing the site before the facility construction begins, and takes advantage of the skills of many community members contributing technical expertise and organizing to move a project forward.
In eighth grade, while running track for South Wasco County (SWC), Holly Miles experienced first hand the challenges of using a cinder track for her and her teammates. She grew tired of dumping cinder out of her shoes, practicing only two hurdles at a time on the rubber long jump runway (to avoid spraining her ankles), and practicing the high jump on grass. She waited patiently for each weekly track meet, so she could run a full hurdle race and high jump on regulation surfaces that were safe for her team. “Why don’t we just get a ‘real’ track?” Holly asked her parents one day after practice. Soon, Holly started talking to people around the community. Turned out that the possibility of a regulation track in Maupin, the Deschutes River Athletic Complex, was exciting to many in the community, not just Holly and her family. For more information about the team contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Holly and her teammates,
at the site of the current track