Small Race Preview: 2015 Alien Abduction Dash

“I believe alien life is quite common in the universe, although intelligent life is less so. Some say it has yet to appear on planet Earth.”

– Stephen Hawking

You can be one of this planet’s smart lifeforms by registering for the Alien Abduction Dash, held on Saturday, May 16 in McMinnville. This low-key one-mile run is put on by the McMinnville Downtown Association and is run in conjunction with the city’s McMenamins’ UFO Festival (May 14-17).

There will be “obstacles” to navigate and kids are strongly encouraged to get out there and participate. I am going to be attending with my two girls and then stick around to take in the festival afterwards. The race isn’t expecting to be timed, but instead a good time to take the family and have a fun experience.

There are a variety of events that weekend, from a “Landing Party” (5/15 at 3pm) to UFO experts  (ongoing throughout the weekend) to the UFO Costume Parade and Pet Costume Contest (5/16 at 2pm and 4pm, respectively).

Alien Abduction Dash (McMinnville)
When: 12pm
Where: US Bank Plaza (3rd and Davis)
Register: Online here; $12

About Matt Rasmussen (1612 Articles)
Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching the Olympics, sampling craft beers, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.

1 Comment on Small Race Preview: 2015 Alien Abduction Dash

  1. Stephanie // April 23, 2015 at 2:29 PM //

    Consider putting the race date in the headline? Thanks!

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