Where: Aloha High School at 18550 SW Kinnaman Rd, Aloha, OR 97007
Register: Day of Race starting around 8:15-8:30. Cash is preferred, checks are also accepted
This run is student-organized and staffed; some of the most eager volunteers to ever put on a race! I ran this event last year and plan to again this year, so I can tell you firsthand how great the students did at cheering runners along and keeping them on course.
At last year’s race, there were runners (including a few speedsters) and walkers, and many people ran with their kiddos. This is not a stroller-friendly course, because part of it is on grass or wood chip trail. Expect a quick start and finish on the track – and watch out for the littlest runners who like to start up at the front of the pack and then unexpectedly stop 100 meters into the race.
The course then takes turn onto some small gravel for a very short distance, then onto a soft wood chip path, then to some grass and after a small hill you pop up to the front of the school and run on sidewalk for a bit. Back to the track, around the 3rd corner and you head back out on the course. The 2nd “loop” you’ll run or walk the opposite direction and then end back up coming down the gravel and take a final zoom to the track and angling across the field to the finish. It’s a great finish, easy to see your friends or family coming into the chute and cheer them to a faster 5k time.
Be sure to pick up a t-shirt or sweatshirt for only $11/$15. Not only do they look great, but you can use them as a conversation starter to tell other people about the race and the Sparrow Club at Aloha High School! These have a limited quality, so grab one in your size right away.