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Upcoming races in the Hood River/Stevenson area from Columbia Gorge Running Club

There are a number of great races coming up in the Columbia River Gorge, all hosted by or organized by members of the Columbia Gorge Running Club. Click on the race name for more information. Please note these races offer mail-in or day of race registration only. Two Dam Punks 10k Walk/Run and 400m Kid's Trail Run Saturday, October 4, 2014 near Carson Held at the Hemlock Recreation Site (which does not require a $5 Forest Service Day Use Pass) near Carson, this is a flat 10k through a beautiful wooded area. Register at the event starting at 9a. The kid's race is at 9:45a and the 10k starts at 10a. Click on the race name for more information and directions. Hosted by the Columbia Gorge Running Club, this race is only $2 to run or walk - or FREE if you're a current member. (Membership is only $10/year, by the way ... )

8th Annual CGRC Pumpkin Run 5 Miler

Saturday, October 25, 2014 at the North Bonneville Sports Park

This loop course five mile run/walk starts at the Strawberry Island Trailhead just west of North Bonneville in Washington’s Skamania County. Only about 25 miles east of Camas, this race is closer that you might think and is only $2 for non-CGRC members; free for members. While costumes are not required, they are encouraged. This is a flat course on mainly paved trails; dog (on leash) friendly and runnable with a jog stroller.

Klickitat Trail Marathon, Half Marathon and 5k

Sunday, November 2, 2014 in Klickitat, Wash.
(The Marathon is a NEW distance this year!)

Starting at Klickitat School in Klickitat, Wash., this is a great community race on beautiful and challenging trails. Funds raised support the Klickitat Youth and Lyle Activity Center. The marathon is an out-and-back, with the 9a start time selected to minimize trail congestion, and is $60 for pre-registered participants and $70 for day of race. The half marathon, participants of which will be bused to their start, begins at 10a. Pre-register for $30 or day of race for $40. The 5k participants will also be bused to their start location, with a 9:45a start time. The 5k is FREE for CGRC members and only $2 for non-members. Kids 18 and younger can also participate for free.

Look for a full preview coming on Run Oregon for the Klickitat Trail Marathon, Half Marathon and 5k soon.

Skamania County Turkey Trot 5k

Thursday, November 27, 2014 in Stevenson, Wash.

This is a FREE race for those who bring a donation of non-perishable food, or donation-based; all contributions will be given to the local food bank. With an 8a start, even the master chef will be able to run or walk and still get home in time to get all the goodies in the oven! This is a very laid-back, supportive run/walk. The course is a loop with a short out-and-back dog leg near the half way point. Last year’s race participants gathered more than $200 and hundreds of pounds of food to donate.

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About Kelly Barten (961 Articles)
I started the Run Oregon blog in February 2007, because I felt like running in Oregon and SW Washington deserved more positive coverage. I also wanted to level the playing field so that small, non-profit races could compete with big events; and to support LOCAL race organizers. I'm a Creighton Bluejay (undergrad) and an Oregon Duck (Sports Marketing MBA), and I live in Tigard with my husband and two kids. My "real job" is working for an incredibly awesome math textbook company doing marketing and production.

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