Race Preview: 2014 Garden Gnome Run in Corvallis

2014 Garden Gnome race Logo

2014 Garden Gnome race Logo

The second annual Garden Gnome Run is just around the corner!  There are several distances to include 1K, 5K, 10K, and a new 15K race option. There is a raffle with cool prizes, and of course Garden Gnome swag. What could be more fun than a Gnomeo and Juliet themed race with runners in gnome costumes or is it gnomes in runner costumes?! Afterwards celebrate with music, refreshments all while supporting a great cause of the CSC Youth Garden.

The race starts and finishes in the CSC parking lot at the southwest corner of 2nd and Western, kitty-corner from the CSC Youth Garden in downtown Corvallis. The flat, paved course follows the bike path in Southwest Corvallis through beautiful Avery and Pioneer Parks. and if running the 10K or 15K, you’ll take a running tour of Starker Arts Park as well!

Unique swag too, because all entrants will receive a Youth House tomato plant and a gnome-themed glass finisher “medal”. Awards are available for the top 3 men and women finishers in each age division. Tech shirts can be purchased for an additional $12 through April 20, 2014.

2014 Garden Gnome race

2014 Garden Gnome race


Date:  Sunday, May 4, 2014

Time: 9:00am – 1K Run/Walk
9:30am – 5K
9:35am – 10K & 15K

Location: CSC, Corvallis, Oregon.
Distances: 15K (9.3 miles)$25, 10K (6.2 miles)$25, 5K (3.1 miles)$25, and 1K (0.62 miles) $10 and all cost an additional $5 if registering on day of race.

Packet Pick-Up: Packet pick-up will be available on Saturday, May 3rd from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the CSC Youth Garden Farmers’ Market Booth at the corner of 2nd St and Monroe; and also on race day from 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. at the start/finish area.   Day of race registration will be available from 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. at the start/finish area.

Take the Gnome Challenge:  If you ran the Gnome Run in 2013 and opt for a race of a longer distance in 2014, you will receive a $5 gift certificate good for any plants or products at our Saturday Corvallis Farmers Market Booth.  Just register as you normally would, The Gnome knows who you are!  Gift certificates will be available on race day.
Entry Form/Registration:  Online here; Paper registration is available at the CSC Youth House, 536 SW 2nd St., Corvallis, OR  and will be available at the official website:

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