Race Preview: 2015 Rum Run 5K/10K

Marathon Vancouver WA

I’ve run a couple of Energy Events races before (Fort Vancouver 10K and Vancouver Freedom 5K), but I haven’t had a chance to run the Rum Run. Until now. I’m pretty psyched about getting to tackle this one (with the Run Oregon comp) on May 24, because putting on a rollicking party atmosphere is something that Energy Events does really well.

There are 5K and 10K distances available at this race, with distinct courses for each – that is, the 10K is not two loops of the 5K. Both routes start and finish in the Tualatin Commons area, and go partly through Cook Park in Tigard. Note that the 5K is actually 3.39 miles, and the 10K is 6.35 miles. Be prepared to run a bit farther: pace yourself accordingly. There will also be a 1 mile kids’ race afterward.

The race swag sounds pretty incredible:


  • Professional Chip-timed Race

  • Cool Designed Tech Shirt

  • Krken Mojito/Mai Tai

  • Kona Beer

  • Snacks & Food

  • Shoyu Chicken by Roxy Island Grill

  • Goodie Bag

  • After Party: Music & Fun

Pre-race packet pick-up will be at the Road Runner Sports store in Tualatin (Nyberg Street, just off the 5) on May 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., or on race day starting at 7 a.m. at Tualatin Commons.


Rum Run (Tualatin)

When: May 24, 2015, at 8:30 a.m. (10K), 8:45 a.m. (5K), 10:15 a.m. (kids’ races).

Where: Tualatin Commons, 8187 SW Tualatin Sherwood Road, Tualatin OR 97062.

Register: Online here: $45 for either distance. [NOTE: After May 9, the tech shirt is not included in the registration price. Day of race registration might be available if the cap of 1500 hasn’t been hit, but will not include a shirt and will cost $50.]

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