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New Race Preview – Double Five (5k/5 mile) in Lake Oswego

Double Dog Dare U Events has announced another new race for 2015!  The Double Five is coming to Lake Oswego on April 11. This unique race format, which benefits Hillsboro High School, includes a 5 mile and a 5K run or walk.  If you can’t decide which distance to run, you can enter the Double Five Challenge and run both distances back to back!

Need a little extra motivation to try the Double Five Challenge?  For all you bling-lovers, medals will be given to all Double Five Challenge finishers. Challengers will start with the 5 mile run and follow with the 5K route, for a total of 8.1 miles.  Still need some encouragement?  Have you ever run an 8.1 mile race before?  If not, you’ve got a guaranteed PR race in the books with this one. (New distance = PR!) Please note that the Double Five Challenge is for runners only and must be completed in under 2 1/2 hours.

This chip timed event will start and finish at George Rogers Park. The 5K route follows the Willamette River on Old River Drive. This scenic out and back course is flat and promises to be super fast. Sounds like a PR-maker to me!  The 5 mile route starts out on Old River Drive, as well, then cuts over to Trillium Drive and loops through a few neighborhoods near the Willamette River before returning on Old River Drive. This route is also fairly flat with a couple of rollers.  Overall, this race will be a fast one.  Get this one on your calendar if you are working towards a spring PR.

There will be post-race awards for the top 3 male and female finishers for each distance. Raffle prizes and goodies – including Dave’s Killer Bread (Yum!) will also follow the race.

Double Five is offering a team discount of $5 per person for groups of 5 or more.  So, start recruiting your running friends and save on this already budget-friendly event.  (See website for information on how to obtain your team discount code.)

I am looking forward to running this new race this year.  I always enjoy running in Lake Oswego and a run along the Willamette River there sounds like a great break from the not-so-scenic big city race courses.  Come join me at this inaugural race.  I have a feeling this one may quickly turn into a yearly tradition for many of us.  See you there!

Double Five Details

Date: Saturday, April 11

Times: 5 mile – 8:00 a.m.

5K – 8:15 a.m.

Location: George Rogers Park, 611 S. State St., Lake Oswego

Race Prices: 5K – $20   5 mile – $25    Double Five – $30

Race/Registration Website:  Click Here

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