Race Preview: 2015 Luckython 5K, 10K, 15K

If it’s getting close to March, that means it’s Luckython time. This is local race organizer Uberthons’ annual St. Patrick’s Day-themed race, now in its fourth year – and third straight at the Reserve Vineyard and Golf Course in Aloha. (For those new to Uberthons races, the Reserve is also the default venue for the Halloweenathon in October.) For my recap of last year’s Luckython, click here. Just like past years’ races, there are distance options ranging from 5K to 15K (including a 15K relay), as well as a kids’ race.

As with all Uberthons events, there will be on-site medical treatment available, courtesy of Accelerated Sports Medicine. And medical treatment includes post-race massages!

In addition, what kind of St. Paddy’s Day race would be complete without a potato bar? And of course, the finisher’s medal . . . . If you ran the NewYearathon 5K or 1 mile race, you’ll recognize the shape/design.

Plus, the age-group winner pins that were unveiled at the NewYearathon will be here as well. If you win your age/gender group, you get a gold pin. Finish second in your age/gender group and you get a silver pin. Finish third, and you get a bronze pin.

For those of you who are fastidious about course details, the Uberthons race course at the Reserve is run entirely on the golf cart paths – no grass. Depending on the weather, however, there may be puddles of water. The Reserve has two golf courses – North and South. This year’s Luckython, like all previous instances except last year’s, will take place on the North course. The North course is more serpentine, which leads most observers to conclude that it’s slightly slower, but my personal experience was the other way around. I also think the North course is more scenic.

Sign up now, because there are NO day-of-event registrations available.

2015 Uberthons Luckython (Aloha)


March 14, 2015 (Saturday), 8:30 a.m.


The Reserve Vineyard & Golf Club, 4805 SW 229th Avenue, Aloha, Oregon.


Online here, $30 for 5K, $35 for 10K, $40 for 15K, and $30 each for 15K relay; Kidathon is free (but still requires registration)


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