Race preview: 2015 Reed College 5K FUNd Run, Saturday, September 26th

If you're looking for a great community race with a friendly and collegial atmosphere, The Reed College 5K FUNd Run/Walk on Saturday, September 26th is a class event. I profess to be biased, since I live nearby and both my parents were Reed students, but my recommendation is you should add this to your scheduleEnrollment is high (276 finishers in last year's race), but day of race registration is available. 100% of the entry fees go local elementary schools, including Duniway, Grout, Lewis, Llewellyn, and Woodstock. Be sure to study the course requirements, because the race has one major grade and a few other minor hills. I've run this race twice, and my sophomore effort seemed like it took a semester to finish. I've come to terms with the fact that this bachelor's times are not as fast as they used to be. But it's all academic this year anyway, because I have a conflict and unfortunately won't be able to attend.

Food for thought: All participants can stay after the race for a pancake breakfast in the commons. Also, be sure to get a transcript of your results from Uberthons, the race timers, and take credit for your finish so your friends and family can congraduate you!

Even though the race takes place in late September, you could still encounter advanced degrees*, so make sure you are well-hydrated and don’t end up among IV covered walls.

What: The Reed College 5K FUNd Run

When: Saturday, September 26th

Where: The Reed College Campus in S.E. Portland. (Park in the surrounding neighborhood, and enter on Woodstock Blvd.)


8:00a – Day of race packet pickup begins.

9:00a – Commencement (The race starts)

9:30a-11:30a – Free pancake breakfast, campus tours, kids activities, and awards ceremony

Admission: Financial aid is available for those who register by September 7th – $25. Tuition increases to $30 on September 8th. Kids 15 & under and Reed students can enroll for $15. T-shirts guaranteed for those who sign up by September 7th. Apply online HERE.

*Poetic license: I know Reed doesn’t offer advanced degrees 😉

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