Race Preview: 2015 Jumpstart Valentines Day River Trail Run

On Saturday, February 14th, 2015 the Jumpstart Valentines Day River Trail Run in the Dalles, Oregon. The race is an out and back, featuring 3k, 5k and 10k distances all which start at the Lewis and Clark Festival Park in The Dalles. The course is a paved flat trail and a water station will be provided for the 10k runners/walkers.

Photo Credit: Scott McMullen


This race is the second in a three race series, put on by Jumpstart as a way to keep people moving throughout the winter. The other races of this series is the Freeze Your Gizzard Blizzard Run/Walk and the St. Patty’s Day run/walk. Jumpstart events has programs throughout the year that include elementary cross country races, track meets, winter trail runs, and a full week basketball camp which runs in June in Dufur, Oregon. The funds raised through the winter trail events, coupled with the sponsorships from Devco Mechanical and Casa El Mirador allow many events to be paid for during the year. Jumpstart Basketball camp is a fundamental camp that focuses on all aspects of skill development taught by seasoned coaches, who themselves are current/former coaches and/or players. These events are free to participate and are open to any K-5 youth. For more information click here.

Photo Credit: Scott McMullen

The cost for this race is $8 if you pre-register without a shirt, $20 with a shirt and $10 if you register at the race without a shirt, and $25 with a shirt. Awards are given to the top three in each overall age category. To read more about this race check out this recap from guest blogger Tom Conklin

What: Jumpstart Valentines Day River Trail Run
Where: Lewis & Clark Festival Park – The Dalles, Oregon
When: Saturday, February 14th at 10am
Registration: Mail – $8 without a shirt, $20 with a shirt or at the race – $10 without a shirt, $25 with a shirt.

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