The race will be in true birthday party style … music, cupcakes … you can even wear a party hat if you want. The race is as much of a fun run with friends as it will be a good chance to shoot for a fast 5k. We’re also working on a kids run of about a quarter mile.
The course is still being finalized, but is an out-and-back run on road and the brand-new section of the paved Fanno Creek Trail. There are no railroad crossings, and we’ll have an aid station at the turnaround.
The race is sponsored by ADAPT Training, my new friends, who are offering a free class to all race participants! Everyone who registers will also get a code to save $5 on the Bowerman AC 5k, which is on Sunday, June 22. Better yet, the male and female runners who run the fastest combined time at both races will win a sweet Nike jacket, thanks to the Bowerman Athletic Club.
Registration is available online here, and you can learn more at the Joe Dudman 5.0k Birthday Run website here. Proceeds from the community 5k will be donated to the American Cancer Society, because we hate Cancer.
We are also looking for volunteers, who can contact us through this page on the website.