A new name and new course, the Volcano Race PDX, previously Run for the Arts, is scheduled for Sunday, September 28th at Mt. Tabor. Held on an inactive urban volcano in Southeast Portland, the Volcano Race will include a 10k, 5k and Kids dash. Warm up with a little pre-race yoga at 9 AM and 9:30 AM and finish with a complimentary beer when you’re done.
Schedule of Events:
9:40 AM -10k ($35)
10:00 AM- 5k ($30)
11:00 AM-Kids Dash ($10)
Registration prices increase on September 26th. Day of registration will be available race morning beginning at 8 AM. All registered runners/walkers will receive a Greenlayer technical shirt (cotton for kids), snacks and swag bag. With a complimentary beer garden (for those over 21), family art zone and live music, there will definitely be plenty of post-race fun for all ages.
The 10k course includes a mix of trail and road. Gorgeous views, but not stroller friendly. The 5k course is entirely paved and jogging strollers are welcome. Pets will not be allowed on the course. Park gates will be closed for safety, so parking will be limited. Runners are encouraged to carpool or make an adventure of it with public transportation. The run will begin at SE 69th and Belmont.
All of the proceeds from this event go directly into the community. Young Audiences encourages learning through the arts with a variety of programs, both traditional and contemporary. Performances, workshops and training teachers to incorporate the arts into classrooms, are just a few of the ways Young Audiences expands learning with art.