Race Preview: iRun For Kids 10m & 5k in Albany

irun-for-kids-logoLast 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 FORMthrough 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.

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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.