Race Preview: 5th Annual Cheadle Lake 5/10K Fun Run/Walk and Kids Obstacle Dash


One of my favorite parks to run in, when I find myself travelling South, is at Cheadle Lake in Lebanon. The scenery is deceptively “rural” even though it is nestled in the suburbs and just off of a main highway. The 5th Annual Cheadle Lake 5/10K Fun Run/Walk and Kids Obstacle Dash is back in this park on Saturday, May 3!

cheadle-lake-runThis year’s event will feature a new 10k in addition to the 5k (which saw almost 250 runners last year). The distances will also be chip timed as well. The courses are a mix of paved, packed gravel and hard packed dirt trails. I know from previous runs that it maintains pretty level overall.  The course will be a loop along the shores of the lake and through Cheadle Lake Park. The Kids Obstacle Dash is a half mile, not timed, fun-filled obstacle course. Parents/guardians can help their child(ren).

In addition, runners can expect

  • Super Star Gold Metals for all Kids’ Obstacle Dash participants.
  • Participant ribbons for all finishers.
  • 1st Place Rosette for each age group.
  • 2nd & 3rd Place Ribbons for each age group.
  • Overall male and female winners will receive a special gift.
  • ALL participants will be eligible for random prize drawings.

shirt-design_2014_CI personally think their shirts are killer. They are a Sport-Tek Competitor ST350 short sleeve shirt and will be gold in color.

5th Annual Cheadle Lake 5/10K Fun Run/Walk and Kids Obstacle Dash (Lebanon)

When: 9a on Saturday, May 3, 2014
Where: Cheadle Lake

Register: Online here, via paypal, or mail-in;

  • 5K Individual:  $20
  • 10K Individual:  $25
  • Kids’ Obstacle Dash:  $10
  • Family Registration (Same Household, Any Event):  $50
  • Group Registration* (15+ Participants):  $15/Participants


About Author

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.

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