Last year, almost 500 runners hit the streets in Albany for a lesser known, but increasingly popular race. The 2014 iRun For Kids 10-miler and 5k is back again on March 15, 2014. This race benefits the Albany Public Schools Foundation and the Foundation’s Classroom Grant Program. The 2013 event raised $19,000 that helped teachers and students in the Albany Schools.
The 10 mile course begin on the North side of the Willamette River before crossing over and completing a large loop. There will actually be 4 river crossings, with 2 a piece over the Willamette and 2 over the Callapooia River. It appears to be combination of rural roads and smaller city streets. There will also be 3 water stations along the way. The 5k will be a quick and out back over the Willamette and some city streets.Check out a course map here.
The North Albany Village typically has very ample parking, so I wouldn’t expect this to be an issue.
iRun For Kids 10-miler and 5k (Albany)
When: 8a on March 15, 2014
Where: North Albany Village
Register: Online here or click for an ENTRY FORM; through February 28: 10 mile ($35 without shirt), 5K ($30 without shirt), March 1 through March 15: 10 mile ($40 without shirt), 5K ($35 without shirt); All students, 17 & under, $10 for either race.
Long sleeve tech shirts can be purchased for an additional $15. Shirts are only guaranteed if ordered by February 28.