The Florence Rhododendron Festival is now in it’s 108th year, which makes it the second-oldest flower festival in Oregon and third – oldest on the West Coast. Along with this coastal celebration (including a parade, car show, and carnival, there will be a 5k as well.
While the 5k itself does not go back as far as the festival, it has still been around 37 years. The course is a straight-forward out-and-back. Runners should expect rolling paved surfaces.
Rhody Run 10k & 5k (Florence)
Where: Florence Events Center
Register: Online here; $10 (cotton or tech shirts available for additional fees)