Joe Dudman 5k is less than a month away

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

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

There are 19 races in Oregon on June 21 – including the Joe Dudman 5k! I guess, with a birthday in the 3rd week of June, Joe Dudman was destined to not only become a runner but to love running races!

So, if you’re not already signed up for the Bald Peak Half or the Angels Making a Difference Run; or you’re already signed up for the ORRC Summer Solstice Run or the Twilight Run 5k night races – please sign up for the Joe Dudman 5k! I am the organizer of this race, so I can promise you it will be a low-key, laid-back, FUN event supporting all runners and walkers. All proceeds from this race are going to be donated in Joe’s name to the American Cancer Society. (I thought about naming it the “F Cancer 5k” but it didn’t have quite the same ring to it …)

(And we promise no trains will interrupt the course.)

With your registration, you’ll get a travel coffee mug with the Run Oregon blog logo on it (the first logo’d items for the blog!) and hot coffee at the event. Plus, each participant gets a birthday cupcake, regardless of when your birthday is. Best of all, you get to frost it and decorate it how you want it – and of course, there will be candles to blow out. A birthday that doesn’t put you in a new age group is always a bonus, right?

You can read up on the course here and of course check out the Joe Dudman 5k Birthday Run website here.

The vitals:

When: Saturday, June 21, 2014

What time: 8:15a (packet pick up starts at 7:30a)

Where: Packet pick-up will be at ADAPT Training at 9923 SW Arctic Drive in Beaverton; the race start is on Arctic just south of SW Harvest Drive.

Register: Online here by June 17 for $25 or DOR starting at 7:30 for $40 – the earlier you register, the easier it is for me to plan … 🙂

Volunteer: Sign up to volunteer here! There are a few positions left to volunteer AND race. Volunteers also get a travel mug and cupcake. And of course, extra coffee.

About Author

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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