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Race Preview: 2015 Pioneer Road Run 5K, 9 mile run and Kids run

The Pioneer Road Run, founded in 1971, is arguably the oldest road race in Southern Oregon.  Join the Southern Oregon Runners club for the 45th annual Pioneer Road Run on November 7th  in Phoenix, Oregon. This is a chip timed event and results from previous years are available to peruse.   From what I can see, this looks like a fast course!  Check out the course records for this event for both the 5K and 9 mile broken down by age group and gender.   The course map (pictured below) is an out and back loop starting and finishing at Phoenix High School.   (No jogging strollers or dogs please.) Ribbons will be awarded to the top three finishers in all age groups as well as Lance Tooke Memorial trophies to the top male and female high school 5K winners.  The trophies honor Lance, who was an outstanding runner in our community taken too soon on November 9th, 1993 from a car accident.  These trophies are displayed in the high school trophy case with the winners' names engraved on them, until the next year’s race.

Course Map

Race Details:

When:  November 7th
7:30 am- packet pickup
8:30 am- Kids Run (free)
8:45 am- 9 mile Run
9:00 am- 5K run

Where:  Phoenix High School
(745 N Rose St, Phoenix, OR 97535)

Registration:  Click here for online registration or for a PDF mail in form, click here.
Both distances offer the same early registration fees.  $17.00 for non Southern Oregon Runners club members and $12.00 for club members.  Runners who are 18 years old and younger are $7.00 for the 5K or 9 mile race.  After November 4th, registration increases to $20.

Website:  The Pioneer Road Run


About Robin York (146 Articles)
Robin grew up as a couch potato and did everything she could to get out of exercise, until one day a good friend would not stop talking about this fun 5k race she was doing. Finally Robin got off the couch and trained for this "fun" race using C25K (couch to 5k program). After crossing that first finish line, she kept going and became a "runner". After losing 80 lbs, gaining health, a love of being active and setting a healthy example for her husband and kids, she thinks she'll stick with this whole "running thing".

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