For it’s 1…2…3(.1) miles you run at the 2015 Out to the Ballgame 5k in Corvallis

I’ll admit it – I’m a baseball junkie. As a lifelong Kansas City Royals, the past year and half has been magical and really taken my energy up another level. I have watched every game this year (thank you internet), but even I can acknowledge that it’s just not the same as being at a game in person. The 2015 Out to the Ballgame 5k, held on the evening of Thursday, July 2, combines my an evening of running with a night of good old-fashioned baseball.

The 5k event  will take place at Goss Stadium, home to the OSU Beavers for most of the year and the collegiate Summer league team – the Corvallis Knights – when school is not in session.

According to the website, the race course itself will be primarily ran through much of the shade on the Oregon State campus, before entering the actual field and running the length of the outfield. The final spring will be a straight shot from the foul pole to finish at home plate!  This year, the top male and female finisher, as well as the winners of the boys / girls categories will get to throw out a ceremonial first pitch. How awesome is that!

My daughter started tee ball this year, and she can’t wait for our local Minor League team to start later this month. She is wanting to go to every game she can and who am I to argue with that. This race offers an evening start (5pm) and offers a unique experience for the seasoned runner.

TnT Builders Party Deck

In addition to the race, the entry fee will include entry to the Knights game, a shirt, as well as a BBQ dinner on the TnT Builders Party Deck down the left field line. Companion tickets are available for $15 (includes the meal on the party deck).

I will likely be bringing up my daughter for a great night of running and taking in a game. Hope to see you out there!

Out to the Ballgame 5k (Corvallis)
When: 5p for walkers; 530p for runners
Where: Goss Stadium at Oregon State University
Register: Online here; $22 or $10 for runners under 18; $25 DOR – no shirt ($15 for non-running companion tickets);
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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