This race has actually been around a few years and I personally participated in the 2012 event. The race starts and ends at Rivenes Park and is held in conjunction with a festival. I ran the 10k in 2012 and was pleasantly surprised by the organization and turnout in such a small city.It is essentially a large square featuring running on the shoulder of some quiet, yet open, country roads. While Boones Ferry Road can be busy (at times), the local drivers were very slow and cautious around the runners and I never felt worried or unsafe. There are a few small hills, but overall the course is very flat and features long straightaways to get in the groove and pick up momentum.
The festival itself is in its 41st year and has a variety of kid’s activities, food, beer garden, music, and of course a parade. The park and immediate festival area are also well-shaded. Check out a schedule of events here.
Hubbard Hop Festival Fun Run 10k and 5k
When: July 19, 2014 at 8a
Where: Rivenes Park
Register: Online here;
10k and 5k: $25.00 with t-shirt
1k Kids’ Run: Free (add $10 if ordering a t-shirt)