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Preview: Run to the Ruts 5k/10k in Baker City on June 7

I know most of our readers are along the I-5 Corridor, but we do have some in Eastern Oregon – and some that like traveling for races. So to you, dear Eastern Oregon and will-travel-to-race readers, I say: Run to the Ruts looks cool.

First of all, I love the name.

Second, I love the illustration on this race flyer (click on “read more”) … and I hope it’s on the race shirts because not only is it a great image, it’s rare that you find something this unique on a race shirt lately.

Third, because it runs on trails with names like Panorama Point Trail and Ascent Trail.

Fourth … breakfast burritos at the finish.

Finally, because it’s a trail race held on National Trails Day, on which parking is FREE. So you can run the 5k or 10k and then spend the day enjoying the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center!

Get the full scoop on the course and find out how to register DOR or by phone here; and learn more about Trail Tenders, Inc., the non-profit putting the race on.

The details:

When: Saturday, June 7, 2014

What time: Both races start at 8a

Where: The Oregon Trail Interpretive Center at 22267 Oregon Hwy 86, five miles east of Baker City

Register: Online here or DOR starting between 8a-8:30a for $15. There is a walking division for the 5k.

 

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About Kelly Barten (664 Articles)
I started the Run Oregon blog in February 2007, because I felt like running in Oregon and SW Washington deserved more positive coverage. I also wanted to level the playing field so that small, non-profit races could compete with big events; and to support LOCAL race organizers. I'm a Creighton Bluejay (undergrad) and an Oregon Duck (Sports Marketing MBA), and I live in Tigard with my husband and two kids. My "real job" is working for an incredibly awesome math textbook company doing marketing and production.

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