Race Preview: onaWAY 5K Cook Park July 12

onaway-5KHave you heard about Onaway Runs and VetREST? I have to be honest, I had not until I was made aware of the onaWAY 5K on July 12 in Cook Park, Tigard, Oregon.

Onaway is a Chippewa Indian word which means “first to arrive” or “alert/ready.” By participating in a race, volunteering, or financially contributing directly to VetRest you too can help Veterans find peace from the hidden battle. The mission of VetREST is to help Veterans find peace from the hidden battle (PTS) by Finding the Wound, Feeding the Soul and Fulfilling the Vision.

Registration is $45 per individual runner and $150 for a team of 2-5 people. Registration includes shirts for runners, medals for those who place and water and energy bars. This also a chip timed event.

The race itself is a scenic 5k loop course that has a mix of road, bike path, and dirt/wood chip trails. After starting in Cook Park the race heads East before turning south over the Tualatin river and looping through Tualatin Community Park. It then heads north back over the river on the bike path through the beautiful trails of Durham City Park. The course makes a final turn west and heads back into Cook Park for the finish!

For REGISTRATION and more information please visit

Contact Race Director Dan York at for questions.

Event Schedule:
8:00am Packet pick-up & Race Day Registration OPENS (Don’t forget to bring an ID for packet pick-up!)

8:45am Packet pick-up and Race Day Registration CLOSES

8:55am Runners will be called to the start and a local veteran will tell their story!

9:00am the RACE starts!

10:00am Awards ceremony. Medallions will be presented to the top finishers

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