Race Preview: 2015 Scandia Run

The 41st Annual Scandia Run is just around the corner! This Junction City staple will be held on August 8th. Runners and walkers are welcome at this USATF Certified 10K course. A 5K and the Scandia Jr. (a kids 1K)  are also part of this well-established event. 

The Scandia Run & Walk is put on by Valley South Athletic Club, a 501(c)3 non-profit that endeavors to promote athletics and scholarship in the community. Proceeds from the Scandia Run are used to support the track and cross-country programs of Junction City High School & Oaklea Middle School, Food for Lane County, and other community groups.

Starting at Lyle Day Park, both the 5 and 10K promise to be flat, fast courses. The out and back courses promise beautiful farm country as the backdrop and plenty of aid stations.

The Scandia Run also offers a team competition for teams of any size. The top 5 team members will have their times combined for a team score. The top 3 teams in each division will win prizes. For more information on teams, or to register your team, see the form here.

There will also be prizes for the top 3 runners in each age division, as well as random prize drawings for all participants. Stick around for the drawings, as the grand prize is the Scandia Run Quilt. Post-race refreshments will be available thanks to Dari-Mart.

If you are looking for a 5 or 10K PR course, make the trip out to Junction City for this annual event, sure to give you that small town race feel with the assurance of a well-established race.

Scandia Run Details

Date: Saturday, August 8

Times: 7:45 A.M. – Scandia Jr
8:00 A.M. – 10K
8:15 A.M. – 5K

Location: Lyle Day Park, Junction City

Registration Fees (before Aug. 1): $20 – 5K and 10K
$15 – Kids age 11 and under – 5K or 10K
$12 – Kids age 11 and under – Scandia Jr.

Race Website: Click Here

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