Holiday Races, Jingle Jogs, and Reindeer Runs Round Up Blog (with the New Year’s Runs inluded)

Maryalicia and Darhl get ready for the Holiday Half

Once Thanksgiving Day races are done, the next holiday race season will just be around the corner! This season is one of my favorites because of all the holiday goodness, treats, carols, and the gift of running. I especially love it because wearing costumes is widely accepted and even encouraged! So, now is the time to sip eggnog, hot chocolate, munch on candy canes, and sign up for your favorite seasonal races!

With so many to choose from and spread out over the month, you are sure to find a race in your area, or nearby on this holiday!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Winter Wonderland of Lights (Portland)

When and Where: Festivities start at 4pm at Portland International Raceway
Register:  $40 for 2, 4, or 6 miles

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Hot Buttered Run 12k/5k (Vancouver, Wash.)
When and Where: The 12k is at 9:30a and the 5k at 10a – Ester Short Park
Register: Online – 12K prices are for $50 10/15 until race, or $55 DOR, 5K prices are for $45 10/15 until race, or $50 DOR, 1K prices are for $8/$12 10/15 until race, or $15 DOR

Maayan Avni, Nina DeHaas and Katie Jane. at the 2013 Holiday Half race (and they ran in those PJs!)

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Jingle Bell Run/Walk (Bend)
When and Where: Festivities start at 11am – Downtown
Register: Online $30

Jingle Bells Run 12K, 8K, and 5K (Eugene)
When and Where: 12pm – Maurie Jacobs Park
Register: Online $25 (add $5 on DOR)

Reindeer Run (St. Helens)
When and Where: 8am – Columbia River Foursquare church
Register: Online 5K for $45, 10K for $55, and Half Marathon for $65 (add $5 for after 11/23)

Run for your Nuts (Mt. Angel)
When and Where: 10am Hazelnut Festival 5k run and walk
Register: Online $20

Ugly Holiday Sweater Dash (West Linn)
When and Where: 9am – Willamette Drive West Linn
Register: Online 5K for $25, 1K $10


Levi Manitsas “Our 1st Annual “Ugly Sweater Run” in John Day Oregon. 4 miles is the snow. We had people stop and vote for the ugliest sweater!”

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Ho Ho 5K (Tigard)
When and Where: 10am – Willamette Drive West Linn
Register: Online 5K for $15

Jingle Bell Run/Walk (Portland)
When and Where: Festivities start at 10am – Downtown World Trade Center
Register: Online $40 ($45 DOR)

Jingle Bells Run 12K, 8K, and 5K(Eugene)
When and Where: 11am – Alton Baker Park
Register: Online $39-$49

MAryalicia and Carolann at the Hot Buttered Run

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Frozen Trailfest Run (Eugene)
(unsure if this is really holiday-themed, but it sounds “wintery”)
When and Where: 10am – Buford Park, Mt Pisgah
Register: Online 50K – $50, 15M – $35, 9M – $30, 5K – $25 add $5 DOR)

Operation Jack Northwest Run – 6 hour run (Tigard)
When and Where: 10am – Summerlake Park
Register: Online $60

Kristine Boyer and Team Super Hero’s at the Portland Holiday Half! “We so way enjoyed the run today. This was the first half for two of our runners. “

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Holiday Half Marathon (Portland)
When and Where:  8am – Summerlake Park
Register: Online $79 for HM and $39 for 5K

Thursday, December 18, 2014

SCRC Christmas Lights Fun Run (North Bend)
When and Where:  10am – Lane County Fairgrounds
Register: Free

2012 Eugene Holiday Half Marathon

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Eugene Holiday Half Mararthon (Eugene)
When and Where:  10am – Lane County Fairgrounds
Register: Online $55 for HM and $20 for 5K/10K (Add $5 DOR)

Longest Night Mile (Medford)
When and Where:  TBD
Register: TBD

Medford Ugly Sweater 5k (Medford)
When and Where:  7am
Register: $25 no Tshirt/$30 with there are team discounts

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Jingle Bell Jog (Lincoln City)
When and Where:  7am –  Lincoln Community Center
Register: Online for $15

2013 AA Sports First Run Awards

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Last Run 5k/10k (Eugene)
When and Where:  11:59pm
Register: $20 or $35 for both day

The Last Run 5K  (Stevenson, WA)
When and Where:  9am – Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall
Register: $2 for Nonmembers, members free

AA Sports First Run/Walk (Portland)
When and Where:  Fesitivities begin at 10pm – downtown
Register: $5K/10K $40

Thursday, January 1, 2015

First Run 5k/10k (Eugene)
When and Where:  11:59pm
Register: $20 or $35 for both day

CCRC Hangover Run (Vancouver, Wash)
When and Where:  10am – site TBD
Register: $2 for Nonmembers, members free


Did we miss one? Let us know!

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