Race Preview: Operation Jack Northwest

Have you ever wished you could pick your own distance at a race?  If so, Operation Jack Northwest is your wish come true!  On December 13th you can choose to run any distance from 1 mile to an ultra-marathon at Summerlake Park's 0.94 mile loop course. This creative event is a fundraiser for autism research and is the brainchild of Sam Felsenfeld, who wanted to raise money and awareness for autism in the name of his autistic son, Jack.  This 6 hour event is in its 5th year in the Northwest.  The organizers are hoping to raise more than $1,500 for Operation Jack this year.


When you register for Operation Jack Northwest, choose your distance, but if you feeling like running more or less on race day – that’s up to you!  You just have to finish before the race course closes at 2:00 P.M.

Distance options:

Short Distance (1-13 miles) = 1-13 loops
Half Marathon (13.1 miles) = 14 loops
Tweener (13.2-26.1 miles) = 15-27 loops
Marathon (26.2 miles) = 28 loops
Ultra-marathon (26.3+ miles) = 29+ loops

Operation Jack Northwest is capped at just 100 runners, so register soon to get in on this multi-distance fundraising run.

Operation Jack Northwest 2014 Details

Date: Saturday, Dec. 13

Time: 8:00 A.M., but you may start later if you wish.  Just remember that the course closes at 2:00 P.M.

Location: Summerlake Park, 11450 SW Winterlake Drive, Tigard

Entry Fee: $60  (Additional donations for this fundraiser are encouraged at registration.)

Race Website: Click Here

Registration Website: Click Here



About Annette Vaughan (491 Articles)
Annette Vaughan is a runner and personal trainer in Canby, Oregon. She began running at the age of 30 and became hooked after her first race (even though she is a self-proclaimed slow runner.) She enjoys small local races from 5Ks to half-marathons, with a 30K on the books as her longest run ever. She has also become a huge fan of obstacle course races and just can't get enough of them. Annette is a certified personal trainer, who believes in promoting movement since our bodies were designed to move. The more we move, the better we move and function in everyday life.
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