Race Preview: Hit and Run 5K

hit and run 5kI’m a big fan of the game show “American Ninja Warrior” (and to a lesser extent, the less athletically impressive but funnier “Wipeout“), but I haven’t tried an obstacle race yet, other than the Zombie Apocalypse Run, which isn’t really a true obstacle race so much as a buffet of tasty braaaaaiiiinnnnss, but I digress.

The Hit and Run 5K looks like it’s going to be a running version of “American Ninja Warrior”/”Wipeout” — that is, a 5K race with obstacles to dodge, weave through, etc., while big balls and things get thrown at you.

I could try to describe it in more detail, but check out the race promoter’s video to get a sense of the race:

Ha ha ha ha!! It’s an untimed, fun run — but then, if you really cared about your race time, you wouldn’t want to be messing with all those obstacles!

Registration includes entry to the fun run, T-shirt, headband, and goodies bag. There will be several waves on the morning of the event, starting at 9 a.m. and continuing every half hour until 11 a.m.

Kids 14 and older can run on their own, while kids 10-13 can run with a parent in the last wave of the day (11 a.m.)

The price starts at $25 but will go up in steps each time a certain number of tickets have been sold (i.e., the $25 price is for the first 500 registrants).


Hit and Run 5K Portland

When: August 2, 2014 — starts at 9 a.m., with waves every 30 minutes through 11 a.m.

Where: Portland International Raceway, 1940 N Victory Blvd., Portland, Oregon 97217

Register: Online here for $25, with price increasing by $5 once 500 tickets have been sold, and then $5 for each additional 1000.

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