Small Race Preview: 2015 Hoopla Run 5k/10k (Salem)

Hoopla Run

The Hoopla Fun Run 5k/10k takes place on Friday, August 7th in conjunction with the Hoopla basketball tournament in Salem, OR. The run starts just in time for after-work participation at 6:30pm. The course starts and ends near the Capitol building and takes runners and walkers around the Capitol Mall and neighboring streets. All proceeds benefit the Liberty House, which is a child abuse assessment center serving Marion and Polk counties.

Hoopla Run details:
When: Friday, August 7, 2015; 6:30pm start
Where: Capitol Mall, Salem, OR
What: 5k, 10k
Registration: Online here or print and mail registration form
Registration cost: $20 for adults; $12 for youth under 18. (DOR add $5)
Registration includes: Race entry, event shirt, post-race refreshments, one day pass to the KROC center

Race Preview: Beat Beethoven’s 5th 8/23/15 (Bend, Ore.)

Beat Beethoven's 5th, 5k and 1 mile fun run and walk, occurring August 23, 2015 in Bend, Oregon.

Beat Beethoven’s 5th, 5k and 1 mile fun run and walk, occurring August 23, 2015 in Bend, Oregon.

Wow, now here is a fun, unique race! Especially for us music ‘geeks’, like myself. On Sunday, August 23, take part in the first annual Beat Beethoven’s 5th. This is a 5k or 1 mile run/walk that will take place beginning at 9 a.m. at the COCC campus track in Bend.

So what makes this race unique? I’ll tell ya’. Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to finish the race before Beethoven’s incredibly famous 5th Symphony finishes, which is about 33 minutes. FUN! Additionally, the event supports the Central Oregon Symphony.  Continue reading

Sunset High School hosting “Miles that Matter” 24-Hour Run to raise funds for Shriner’s on August 14

RunOregon-Logo-nonprofitMiles that Matter is not a race. There isn’t even a registration form. It’s just a community event, anchored by the cross-country team at Sunset High School, that raises funds for Shriner’s Hospitals for Children and the XC program at Sunset.

The event is scheduled for Friday, August 14 and Saturday, August 15, running from 10a until 10a over a 24-hour period. During that time, the cross-country teammates and their friends, families, teachers, and fellow runners and walkers will attempt to run at least 1,000 miles. At least one person will be running on the track at all times, and at around 9:50 on Saturday morning, there will be a “last mile” run where everyone is invited to count off four laps together.

This is the 2nd year for the event, with plans well underway to make it an annual happening. Organizer Daniel Neeway, who is the XC coach at Sunset, says, “We relish the community’s involvement but there is no registration, no registration fee, and very little structure – outside of the 24 hour window and our desire to have everyone doing their miles on the track.” Continue reading

Race Preview: 2015 Run with LOVE 5k on August 22nd in Oregon City

Run with LOVE is a chance to help Clackamas County families in need. Held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Oregon City (1600 Henrici Road) on Saturday, August 22nd at 9AM, this event offers a 5k or 1 mile run/walk. Love in the Name of Christ or Love INC is made up of churches working to raise awareness and assistance for ‘at risk’ students in 10 local schools. There are nearly 1200 students in Clackamas County considered ‘at risk’ or homeless. Continue reading

Race Preview: 2015 Wicked Wine Run 5K and 1K Tasting Walk

We love local events, but we also love and cover national events as well. Please take note that this is a national race corporation with events across the country. We have competed in many national events and had a blast. However, over the years, there have sometimes been  complications and cancellations.  We hope that does not happen and for this race to live up to its billing. 

Run wicked.  Drink wine.  Rock out.   The Wicked Wind Run is a national running company heading our way to Dayton on  August 22nd, so get your trail shoes and wine glasses ready.  “Whether you are a wine lover, avid runner or just plain love a good night out, this is the race for you.” Continue reading

Race recap: Pacific Crest 5k – Sunriver OR [6/28/2015]

2015 Pacific Crest 5k

For my first ever Pac Crest, I decided I really wanted to do one event each of the two days that I was there so I could earn a BEAST MEDAL. Let’s be honest: sometimes, you run a race for the bling…and sometimes, you run a two races in two days, can get three pieces of bling–one for each event, and then a BONUS MEDAL.  I mean, I was already THERE in Sunriver, so I MIGHT AS WELL run the Saturday half marathon, AND the Sunday 5k, right?! (Can you hear that crazy runner logic?)

Apparently I’m not the only one who is motivated by bonus medals: WHY Racing had a lot of Pac Crest participants signing up for a second event during the Expo because they created a an additional bonus BEAST MEDAL that would be bestowed upon any athlete who completed any two (or more) events during Pac Crest weekend. This extremely smart add-on resulted in lots of additional registrations the weekend of the race, particularly for the 5k–so many that they actually ran out of BEAST medals! Continue reading