A few weeks ago, I got an email from the organizer for the Beaverton Sun Run 5k, offering to volunteer at the Joe Dudman 5k. “Definitely!” I said … and on race day, Patrick O’Flynn showed up at the race bright and early, ready to help out. This, my friends, is the hallmark of a good race organizer. Here at Run Oregon, we actually get to know most of the race directors around the area personally, so if it seems like we’re supportive of a lot of small races … it’s because a lot of small races are put on by genuinely nice people.
The Beaverton Sun Run 5k is a great example. A fund raiser for Home Plate Youth Services and the Beaverton Police Athletic League, the run is being put on by the Beaverton Rotary Club. The event offers a free kids dash for ages 10 an younger in addition to the 5k and 10k.The runs start Griffith Park, off Griffith Drive near the Beaverton Police Station, and then heads south to SW 5th. From there, participants will take a right and head west on SW 5th to Erickson, where they’ll turn left and head to the turnaround near SW 10th before doubling back for the full 5k. The 10k runners get to do this route and enjoy central the cute central Beaverton neighborhood twice! This is a (very) stroller-friendly, race, too.
If you register by July 7th, your entry includes the race t-shirt. There is also day of race sign up, if you’re a procrastinator. And if you just plain aren’t going to make it, you can also sign up to “snooze for the cause” and make a donation.
Here are the vitals:
When: Sunday, July 27, 2014
What time: The 10k is the first race to start at 8:15a, the 5k will start at 8:30a and the free kids run for ages 10 and younger at 9:30a
Where: Griffith Park in Beaverton
Register: Register online here for the 10k for $36, the 5k for $30 or to make a donation by “snoozing” for the cause. Day of race regsitration opens at 7a.