Run Oregon’s putting on a race: The Joe Dudman 5.0k on Saturday, June 21

Joe Dudman at the 2012 Portland Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon.

Joe Dudman at the 2012 Portland Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon.

After seven years of bringing you news of local races, we’re putting on one of our own. Run Oregon presents the Joe Dudman 5.0k Birthday Run on Saturday, June 21 in Beaverton, in honor of blogger Joe Dudman’s 50th birthday.

The 5k will start at 8:15a for all participants. (The elite wave was canceled due to lack of interest.) Both races will complete an out-and-back course starting from in front of ADAPT Training at 9923 SW Arctic Circle in Beaverton.

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.

Sign up today for  $25.

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.

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We started the Run Oregon blog in February 2007, because felt like running in Oregon and SW Washington deserved more positive coverage. We also wanted to level the playing field so that small, non-profit races could compete with big events; and to support local race organizers.

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