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2015 Foot Traffic Flat adding new “Farm-Fest” 5k and 8k courses at 2015 race

The Flat Half is about to get cooler - figuratively speaking, that is - Run Oregon has no control over the temperature on the Fourth of July. Here's why: The 5k course, previously run on roads, is moving to a softer surface. It's not trail, exactly - it's the unpaved roads that go around the farm's property. So that also means you'll have pastoral views to enjoy while you sweat it out.

Brand-new this year is an 8k, also on farm roads. Both the Farm-Fest 5k and 8k courses are loops, rather than out-and-back, with some XC-ish terrain (small ditches and hay bales and the like).

There will be finisher medals handed out to finishers of both the 5k and 8k distances, custom-designed for each race.


A farm road on Sauvie Island hints at the beautiful views 5k and 8k participants will see on the Fourth of July at the Flat.

About Kelly Barten (1122 Articles)
I started the Run Oregon blog in February 2007, because I felt like running in Oregon and SW Washington deserved more positive coverage. I also wanted to level the playing field so that small, non-profit races could compete with big events; and to support LOCAL race organizers. I'm a Creighton Bluejay (undergrad) and an Oregon Duck (Sports Marketing MBA), and I live in Tigard with my husband and two kids. My "real job" is working for an incredibly awesome math textbook company doing marketing and production.

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