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Race Preview: HTC Race Series 2015 Crawfish Crawl (Tigard)

Crawfish Logo The annual Crawfish Crawl takes place in conjunction with Tualatin's Crawfish Festival on the first Saturday of August. Runners and walkers meet at the south entrance of Cook Park (near the wooden railroad bridge) to start out their 5k, 10k, or half marathon races.

Crawfish Crawl course map (click to enlarge)

All three race courses are almost entirely run on the multipurpose paths of Cool Park. The 5k starts out heading north along the railroad tracks, then turns left towards the park and winds along the river to the turnaround point, then heading the same way back towards the start/finish. The 10k starts out the same as the 5k, but instead of turning around keeps running along the river to 108th Ave, at which point runners can expect a significant uphill towards Durham Rd. The next two miles wind through the Riverwood Estates neighborhood and feature another down, then up, then downhill before rejoining the walking paths of Cook Park at mile 4.5. From there, runners re-join the 5k route towards the start/finish. 10k participants will cross the line, while half marathon runners will turn around to run that loop for a second time.

Kids ages 3-10 can sign up for the free one mile kids run, which starts at 7:30am. It also includes a free tshirt and medal. (Pre-registration is recommended.)

After crossing the finish line, every participant will receive a finisher’s medal, and runners of legal drinking age can choose  a pint of Widmer beer. The Tualatin Crawfish Festival takes place in the city park adjacent to the finish line, and it offers vendors, food, and music. Stick around and enjoy the festivities!

2014 Crawfish Crawl Medal

Crawfish Crawl details:
When: Saturday, August 1st, 2015
Where: Cook Park, Tualatin, OR
What: Half Marathon (8am); 10k (8:10am); 5k (8:20am); free kids run (7:30am)
Registration: Online here
Registration cost: Half – $55; 10k – $45; 5k – $35 (after July 31 add $10 to the cost)
Registration includes: Chip timed race, water station every mile, tech event tshirt, finisher’s medal, one Widmer beer, post-race snacks, and quick access to the Crawfish Festival.

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