Race Preview: Champoeg Park Runs – New Distance Added!

Are you ready for a PR?  The ORRC Champoeg Park Runs has added a new distance to their event, which could be a first for many of you. A 20K distance has been added to the well-established 10K and 30K races.  Personally, I’m excited for the addition of the 20K for 2 reasons.  1) The 20K is a nice distance that works well for those of us who run half marathons. At just 12.4 miles, it’s totally do-able.  2) Can you say PR? I’ve never run a 20K before, so the first new distance is always a PR! Right?

The Champoeg Park Runs and Walks will be held on March 7th. This ORRC race at Champoeg Park is a 10K loop covered 1, 2, or 3 times depending on which distance you choose. The course is mostly flat with some rollers. Expect paved paths with some gravel sections. Champoeg Park is a great running location, as you will be away from the streets and running through forests and fields. It’s a nice scenic place to run, where bald eagles have been spotted flying over the race course in years past.

Carpooling is encouraged at this race as parking is extremely limited. This popular race has sold out for the last 3 years, so I highly recommend registering early. Register before February 16 to avoid the price increase.

ORRC members, this race is part of the 10K series, but you are allowed to bump up to the 20K or 30K (for $10 or $15 respectively), and your first lap will count for your 10K time.

2015 Champoeg Park Run/Walk Details

Date: Saturday, March 7

Times: 8:00 a.m. – 20K and 30K

8:30 a.m. – 10K walk

9:00 a.m. – Free Kids 1/2 mile run

10:00 a.m. – 10K run

1:00 p.m. – course closes

Location: Champoeg Park, 8239 Champoeg Road Northeast, St. Paul

Registration Prices:  10K – $50     20K – $60       30K – $70   ORRC Members – subtract $5 from the race fee listed.

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