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Race Preview: Uberthons Newyearathon 1/3/2015 (Tigard, Oregon)

Uberthons Newyearathon 01/03/2015 in Tigard, Oregon

Uberthons Newyearathon 01/03/2015 in Tigard, Oregon

New Year's resolutions! Whew. They are right around the corner for a lot of us. My New Year's resolution for 2015 is quite simple. I hope you don't laugh. My resolution is: "Run more races." I know, I know ... selfish of me. But it's true, and it really is my resolution for 2015. So, what a way to start the New Year off right, by racing on January 3rd in the Uberthons Newyearathon event. This race is bound to be fantastic, simply because it is an Uberthons event, right?! Yes. That is correct.

Join me on Saturday, January 3, 2015 at Cook Park in Tigard (Cook Park is located south of Durham Road at the end of 92nd Avenue near Tigard High School at 17005 SW 92nd Avenue). The race choices for the Newyearathon are a 1 mile event, which will be separated into elite speed and non-elite speed (yeah, I’m non-elite speed if anyone wondered!). The other choice is the 5k. Such a great distance to start the New Year off right, too. The event I am going to register in, however, is the combo of the two! Yeah baby you heard that right! Two races; the 1-miler and the 5k. Bam! Two races, one day, New Year’s Resolution here I come!

Here are the details! First, everyone receives the Uberthons Newyearathon finish medal, on display above in this post. So pretty, right? I can’t wait to add this to my medal rack. The 1-miler is for speed, or for use as a warm-up run or walk for those participating in the 5k as well. The super speedy runners, those running a mile in 7 minutes or less, will start the Newyearathon series of races at 8:30 a.m. For those running the mile race in 7 minutes or more time, we will start our Newyearathon at 8:40 a.m. Then, for those running the 5k, you’ll get started at 9 a.m. Again, you can participate in both the 1 miler, and the 5k combo, or choose one of the distances. All races are chip timed! WooHoo!

The kids get to join in on the fun, too! Bring ’em along and they are invited to participate in the Kidathon which is free. If you want to bestow a beautiful medal upon your little ones when they cross the finish line, you may purchase a kids medal for $10.

Lots of 5k records have been set on this course, so come prepared to try to break them! I won’t, I’m sure, but I will be cheering on those that do!

Thanks to Roadrunner Sports, who will be hosting the packet pick-up on Friday, January 2 from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Also, Roadrunner Sports is providing a free pair of men running shoes, and a free pair of women running shoes, for the raffle that will be taking place at the Newyearathon. All participants are entered into this raffle. Thank you, Roadrunner Sports!

Get registered! Start your New Year off right! And come have some serious fun with me at this event! I hope to see lots of you out there at the 2015 Newyearathon 1-mile and/or 5k races! Runners and walkers welcome! No race day registration, so register now!!

Date: Saturday, January 3, 2015
Distance: 1 mile run, 5k run, Kidathon run
Start Time: 8:30 a.m. for the 1-mile elite, 8:40 a.m. for 1-mile at 7+ min. per mi., and 9 a.m. for the 5k
Cost: $14 for the 1-miler, $22 for 5k, or $25 for both the 1-miler and the 5k. Kidathon is free, add $10 for medal.
Register: Click here to register

About Jessica Mumme (235 Articles)
Jessica Mumme, a Portland native, currently lives in Eugene with her husband and three cats (children). Her favorite distances are the 10k and marathon, but she will run any race distances, and especially loves competing in running events. She is Half Fanatic #2635, and has completed 42 half marathons since May, 2009. Jessica tackled her first ultra marathon distance at the 2015 McKenzie River Trail 50k Ultra. See her race calendar and other fun stuff at her personal blog,

4 Comments on Race Preview: Uberthons Newyearathon 1/3/2015 (Tigard, Oregon)

  1. I ran the 1 mile/5K combo last year. It was pretty chilly that morning, but Uberthons did bring some big heaters to huddle around in between the two events.

    The short break between races was enough to make the first mile of the 5K feel normal, but fatigue set in after that. I think that ended up being my slowest 5K of the year (not counting the zombie run). My recap can be found here:

  2. Run more races is a great resolution! Since I’m signed up to run the 1mi AND 5k, do I get to count it as two? 😉 I ran New Yearathon 5k last year and loved it.

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