Mini Race Preview: 2014 Lebanon Strawberry Festival 5k on June 7

Who doesn’t love a good strawberry? Along with raspberries, it is my summer fruit staple. The Strawberry Run is a 5k that is just one of the many events during Lebanon’s 105th annual Strawberry Festival. The run precedes the Grand Parade and opens the  day highlighted by the serving the “World’s Largest Strawberry Shortcake” free to over 15,000 people. 

The nationally certified 5k run starts and finishes near the American Legion Hall (Main & Vine Streets) in downtown Lebanon.  The course is very simple, following the Grand Parade route on Highway 20 through town and back. Expect locals to be lining the street to cheer you on as they wait for the parade to start.

The race benefits the Lebanon High School Cross Country team.

When: 10a
Where: American Legion Hall (Main & Vine Streets)
Register: Online here or mail-in; $15 (add $12 for shirt)
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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