History, Springfield

Running history finds home at Dorris Ranch

SPRINGFIELD — When you see someone do the impossible, everything becomes possible. 

That’s what former olympian Ben Blankenship hopes to bring to sustainability – and Springfield, too. 

Blankenship is the founder of Endless Mileage, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering sustainable environments and programming that inspires the next generation of track and field athletes to break barriers. 

Earlier this year, Blankenship proposed a partnership with Willamalane to combine sustainability and athletic achievement. The “Fast Forrest Program,” aims to support reforestation at Dorris Ranch after the recent infestation of Eastern Filbert Blight . . .