9k/5k Run/Walk at Wildlife Safari in Winston, Oregon. UMPQUA STRONG was created after the tragic events on October 1st, 2015 at Umpqua Community College which left our community bereft of 9 beautiful souls. This small, tight knit community felt itself rocked to the core from the events of that day and we will never be the same again. We will always remember Jason, Treven, Sarena, Rebecka, Quinn, Lucero, Lucas, Lawrence and Kim. Moving forward, UMPQUA STRONG’s mission is to serve as an outlet and opportunity to display determination, unity, and hope. We wish to inspire and motivate the people of the Umpqua Valley and beyond to step past adversity and impact the darkness with their light.