We all know racing can get expensive, so it’s hard to beat a race for $2. Like nearly all their races, Clark County Running Club’s Wednesday Night Race Series (back again for 2014) offer registration for only $2 for non-members (free for members).
What sets these races apart from others is that they are put on in conjunction with Vancouver-area high school XC teams. Funds raised for each race go to a specific school’s XC program – and that school provides support for the race, which is usually run on that school’s home course. Another unique thing about this series is that each venue hosts two races, one week apart, so that you can test yourself and try to beat your time from the previous week on the #2 race at each location.
Get more information, plus details and driving directions for each race on the new Clark County Running Club website.
The first race is this Wednesday, May 28 at David Douglas Park. It’s a 5k – most of the courses are either 5k or 3 miles. And like all races, this one comes with a sequel – The 2nd David Douglas Park race will be on June 4. Read on to plan out the rest of your Wednesday nights (and note races don’t start till 7p – plenty of time after a 9-5 job to get there).
Other venues include:
Heritage High School (June 11 and 18)
Grass Valley Park (June 25 and July 2)
Round Lake (July 23 and 30)
Leverich Park (August 6 and 13)
Marine Park (August 20 and 27)
All races start at 7p, all are only Wednesday nights. Registration is offered before each race; please bring exact change to make it quick for the organizers.
This is a great way to work on your speed – maybe as a mid-week tempo run for fall marathon training? – and a great way to support local youth running. You don’t need to do all races or even both in a pair; go to one, two, three, or as many as you can!