Race Preview: 2015 Harvest Hustle 5K

If you choose your races based on the causes they support, then consider Portland's Harvest Hustle. All proceeds from this race go to support the Institute on Development and Disability (IDD) and Camp Odakoda, a camp for adolescents with autism.  According to the race website, "Families throughout the region turn to the IDD for care, compassion, and resources for infants, children, and adults with developmental disabilities or special health needs. In addition to clinical service, the IDD actively participates in research, public health/community outreach, and education/training to continuously improve knowledge and practice while working with patients and families in the hospital, in outpatient clinics, or in the patients home." 

Held at the World Trade Center Plaza, Harvest Hustle includes a 5K run and wheelchair race, a 1K walk and wheelchair race, and a Kids’ Dash. The races will run along SW Naito Parkway in Portland. Halloween costumes are encouraged and all levels are encouraged to participate. Medals will be given to the top runners in each age group. There will also be special team awards. Largest team, oldest team, youngest team, and team that raises the most money will all receive prizes. Last year there were 800 participants and the goal is to increase that number this year.

After the race, you and your whole family can enjoy the Harvest Festival with food, drinks, live music, and giveaways. Don’t miss out on the chance to participate in an event that will positively impact thousands of adolescents with disabilities.

Harvest Hustle Details

Date: Sunday, October 18

Times: 8:45 A.M. – Kids’ Dash, 9:00 A.M. – 5K, 9:05 A.M. – 1K

Location: World Trade Center Plaza,  121 Southwest Salmon Street #2, Portland

Race Prices: $30 – Adults,   $10 – Ages 13-17,   $5 – Ages 3-12,   Free – Ages 0-2

Race Website: Click Here

About Annette Vaughan (495 Articles)
Annette Vaughan is a runner and personal trainer in Canby, Oregon. She began running at the age of 30 and became hooked after her first race (even though she is a self-proclaimed slow runner.) She enjoys small local races from 5Ks to half-marathons, with a 30K on the books as her longest run ever. She has also become a huge fan of obstacle course races and just can't get enough of them. Annette is a certified personal trainer, who believes in promoting movement since our bodies were designed to move. The more we move, the better we move and function in everyday life.
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