On Saturday, September 27th, 2014 the 3rd annual Scrubs Run/Walk 10k will take place at Cheadle Lake in Lebanon, Oregon. The 10k race is put on by COMP-Northwest’s student group, called the Recreating Networking Club, and all proceeds will go to East Linn Community Clinic who will use the funds to provide the basic clinic supplies necessary for daily operations. Continue reading
The Corvallis Kiwanis Club is putting on its 36th annual Corvallis Fall Festival Run at Central Park in Corvallis, Oregon on September 28th, 2014. The race has 1k (0.62 mile), 5k (3.1 miles) and 10k (6.2 miles) distances available. All of the Corvallis Fall Festival Run distances are all flat scenic courses along the beautiful OSU campus and Corvallis. Walkers are encouraged to participate in the 1k and 5k events only and keep the 10k for runners only (run-walk-run okay).
If you’re looking for an ultra marathon on Sunday, September 21st keep in mind the Flagline 50k. As part of the Oregon Trail Ultra Marathon Series, the Flagline 50k is back for its fifth year on the Central Oregon’s high country trails. The race starts at Mt. Bachelor and provide amazing views of the Three Sisters, Broken Top, and Mt. Bachelor. There is also a half marathon option, called the High Alpine Half, starting at 9am.
Half marathons are the Goldilocks of races. There’s enough time to settle in, find your focus, and it’s long enough to feel like a pretty good effort, without the mental slog and physical beating of a full marathon. Just right. Going into Cause + Event, I carried this enthusiasm for my favorite number of ks on top of the interesting, charitable vibe I got from the website. Upon sign up, the Cause + Event race has runners select their charity of choice, or add one to the list, then included charities receive a set donation amount from each registered runner.
The 10th annual Mt Angel Oktoberfest 5k/10k took place on Saturday, September 13th, 2014. This was my third time running this race, and I once again enjoyed the well-organized, no-frills small race. I was a little bit worried about the fact that the City of Mt Angel had added the Oregon Marathon to the festivities on the same morning, but I should not have been concerned at all. Complete results for the 5k and 10k are available here. Continue reading
Two more runs, including this weekend, remain in the 2014 Portland Marathon Clinic schedule. You have (hopefully) put in the training for your body, now it is time to really focus on your mental game.
Your volunteer pace group leaders are experienced marathoners, and they care about other runners – including you. So feel free to talk with them about your goals for the race, things that worry you, and ask them any questions that have been lingering in your mind for a while. Even questions about bodily functions.
If you’re looking to fit one more race in before the holiday season, this could be a good option for you! The 2014 Runtoberfest is sponsored by the McMinville Education Foundation, which was established in 1998 to provide support and enrichment learning experiences for the students of School District #40. According the the foundation Facebook page, their mission is ” to expand the range of educational opportunities available to students in the District and to encourage excellence, innovation, and creativity in our educational system.” What better way than with a fundraising race! Continue reading