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Small Race Preview: 2015 Rhody Run in Florence

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)

When: 9a
Where: Florence Events Center
Register: Online here; $10 (cotton or tech shirts available for additional fees)

About Author

Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching hockey, going to as many breweries (618) and wineries (152) as he can, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.

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