Race Preview: Spring for Kids 10k/5k/2k in Corvallis

Runners young and old take to the streets for the Spring for Kids runs.

Runners young and old take to the streets for the Spring for Kids runs.

As I sit here starting out the window at the rain pouring down, I can’t help but think of Spring. Sure, the precipitation here in Oregon doesn’t really leave (ever), but there is just something about that changing of the seasons and knowing that we are close to Summer that makes it a milestone in my life. The 11th Annual Spring for Kids 10k/5k/2k, held on March 8 in Corvallis must feel the same way.

This race is  primary fundraiser for the Corvallis Schools Foundation’s Innovation Grants.  Recent grants awarded include funds for high school students to start a bee keeping program, digital classroom equipment for high school writing classes, iPad applications for a k-2 handwriting pilot program, and funds for the dual immersion classrooms at Lincoln Elementary.

There were over 300 runners who completed last year on the country roads and bike paths over the Corvallis area. View the maps for each event here. The race is said to offer a little something for everyone. There will also be the Healthy Moves Expo, which will feature dozens of ideas and activities to show individuals how to lead an active and healthy lifestyle.  Register NOW for the run/walk HERE.

Spring for Kids 10k/5k/2k (Corvallis)
When: March 8 at 9a
Where: Corvallis School District, Western View Center (1435 SW 35th Street)
Register: Online here; $17 for 10k and 5k, $12 for 2k

About Author

Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching hockey, going to as many breweries (618) and wineries (152) as he can, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.