Small Race Preview: Run to Get Lucky 5k/15k (Corvallis)

In the Northwest, where trees and flowers start to blossom in mid-February, planning a St Patrick's Day themed run for the middle of March is very popular, and each year there seem to be more and more to choose from. There are huge races, and small races. The Run to Get Lucky in Corvallis is one of the smaller ones, and it's a great run for athletes of all speeds and ages. 

All races start and end on the Corvallis Riverfront Path, near the intersection of 1st St. and NW Monroe Ave. The 15k takes off first at 1pm, followed by the 5k at 1:30pm, and the kids/family 1M and 1k run/walk/roll events round out the afternoon at 2:30pm. The 15k route fittingly is almost clover-shaped, heading south along the Willamette first, looping through Avery Park first and then through Willamette Park/Crystal Lake/Kendall Natural Area before heading back north towards the finish line. The 5k course starts the same direction as the 15k until its turnaround point in Avery Park. Both races are mostly flat on gently rolling paths and streets.

The 5k and the 15k are capped at 250 participants each, and judging by last year’s results, the 5k sold out while the 15k had an intimate field of around 100 runners and walkers. The 1k kids run and the untimed 1 mile family walk are also fun options for the day.

Race finishers will be able to enjoy a free beverage (beer or root beer) from their finisher’s pint glass. 1k kids runners will also receive a commemorative cup. Post race food, music and costume contest are sure to entertain and recharge.

Run to Get Lucky 5k/15k details:
When: Saturday, March 14, 1pm.
Where: Riverfront Path, Corvallis
What: 15k, 5k, 1k, 1M
Registration: Online here
Registration Cost: $40 (15K); $30 (5K); $15 (1K)
Registration Includes: Race entry, finisher’s pint glass, shirt (if available), post-race beverage, food, music, awards.

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