Back to the Joe Dudman 5k: There will be one start time for all 5k participants, at 8:15a. Parking is in two designated lots off Arctic Drive – the ADAPT Fitness lot and the one across the street, thanks to Brad Stern of Pacific NW Properties. Becca, one of the ADAPT-certified trainers, will lead participants in a dynamic warm-up, and then we’ll head down to the start line at the corner of SW Arctic and SW Harvest. (There’s a YMCA with a youth basketball program off Harvest, so we need to leave that road open.)
The course is flat and fast, and crosses no railroad tracks. You’ll head south on Arctic before turning left (east) onto Allen, down to Scholls Ferry. There, Beaverton Police will keep you safe and guide you off Allen onto the Fanno Creek Trail, a wide asphalt path. This section of the trail was just completed in the past few years, and is really fun to run on. There are lots of twists, but only one sharp corner, and you’ll run over a number of short footbridges. Most of the path is lined by mature trees, until you cross over the long bridge that goes over the creek. Then there’s a shorter section through tall grasses before you’ll reach the aid station and turnaround point. Learn more about the Joe Dudman 5k course here.
Post-race, we’ll be serving up coffee and hot chocolate, and have a cupcake bar: all kinds of cupcakes, with frosting and sprinkles for you to make it just how you like it! Stick around for the awards ceremony and the raffle drawing – if you participated as a runner, walker or volunteer, you’ll be eligible! And if you’d like to provide a prize for the raffle, just let us know.
We are still looking for about ten volunteers to help us put the event on, and many of those positions are good for people who are also running the race – things like handing out race bibs and helping with clean-up. You can email us to volunteer here. Most volunteers will be there from 7a-9:15a.
Here are the vitals:
When: Saturday, June 21
What time: 8:15a
Where: Packet pick-up is at ADAPT Training, 9923 SW Arctic Drive in Beaverton; the race starts near the intersection of SW Arctic and SW Harvest about a quarter-mile south on Arctic.
Register: Online here for $25 or DOR starting at 7:15a for $40