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Race Preview: Lebanon Strawberry Festival Run 6/6/2015 (Lebanon, Ore.)

106th Annual Lebanon Strawberry Festival 5k, 1-miler and kids run, occurring Saturday, June 6, 2015 in Lebanon, Oregon

106th Lebanon Strawberry Festival 5k, 1-miler and kids run, occurring Saturday, June 6, 2015 in Lebanon, Oregon

The World's Largest Shortcakestrawberry shortcake large enough to feed 15,000 people. Running along the parade route, being cheered on by jovial folks waiting for the 106th Strawberry Festival parade to begin. Getting to do all this while supporting the Lebanon Cross Country Team. Costume contest (come on costumed runners!).  Interested? You betcha I am! Please join Run Oregon (I'll be running and sticking around for the parade!) at the 106th Strawberry Festival 5k run/walk and 1 mile walk/kid's run on Saturday, June 6, 2015 in delightful Lebanon, Oregon. Lebanon is just east of Corvallis, a short drive from Salem or Eugene.

The entry fee, currently $15 for the 5k, and $5 for the 1-mile before May 24, supports the Lebanon High School’s Cross Country Team. The running and walking events will occur prior to the Strawberry Festival Parade, leaving participants time to participate in the event of their choice, and be able to watch the parade! Yippee!!!

I’m pleased the report the 5k route has been nationally certified. Awards will be presented to the top three male and female finishers in the 5k event. Also, there will be age group awards for the 5k. All participants will be eligible for door prize drawings, which will be posted at the end of the race (must be present to win). And, make sure to bring the kids, as those participating in either the 5k run/walk or 1-mile walk will receive a ribbon, and they will also be eligible for prizes in the 1-mile event. Race day registration is available at the start/finish location, which will be at the American Legion, located at 480 Main Street in downtown Lebanon.

Let’s not forget the costume contest! Love seeing the costumed runners on courses!! This year’s festival theme is “Strawberry All Stars”. Prizes will be given to the best costumes that cross the finish line in the 1 mile and 5k events.

I’ll be there! I hope you will join me in the 106th Lebanon Strawberry Festival festivities; and join me in assisting with the consumption of the ginormous strawberry shortcake! Get your registration in today!

Date: Saturday, June 6, 2015
Distance: 5k run/walk, 1-mile walk, Kid’s run
Start Time: 9:30 a.m. for the 1-mile walk and Kid’s run; 10 a.m. for the 5k run/walk
Cost: $15 before May 24 for the 5k, $5 for the 1-mile walk before May 24. Entry fees increase slightly after May 24. Race day registration is available.
Register: Click here to register


About Jessica Mumme (235 Articles)
Jessica Mumme, a Portland native, currently lives in Eugene with her husband and three cats (children). Her favorite distances are the 10k and marathon, but she will run any race distances, and especially loves competing in running events. She is Half Fanatic #2635, and has completed 42 half marathons since May, 2009. Jessica tackled her first ultra marathon distance at the 2015 McKenzie River Trail 50k Ultra. See her race calendar and other fun stuff at her personal blog,

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