Race Preview: 2015 Run for Your Nuts 5k

Admit it. The name of this race caught your eye! Whether you're a squirrel, nut-lover, or just plain curious, you really ought to Run for Your Nuts this year. This 5K in Mount Angel is tied in with the annual Hazelnut Festival and German Holiday Market. The affordable race fee even includes an entry to the festival. Mt. Angel is less than an hour from downtown Portland and is known for its ups and downs. Expect a mix of hills and flat on this challenging 5K course.

As the name of the race suggests, you really are running for your nuts. All participants will receive their nuts (hazelnuts, that is) at the finish line. Make sure to take advantage of your free entry to the festivities and check out the Fourth Annual Hazelnut Festival. Featuring regional arts and crafts, authentic & traditional German Christmas decorations and crafts, Oregon wineries and breweries, as well as foods that highlight hazelnuts; there is sure to be something for everyone.

Run for Your Nuts 5K Details

Date: Saturday, December 5

Time: 10:00 A.M.

Location: Mount Angel Festhalle, 500 Wilco Highway (Hwy 214 & Academy St), Mount Angel

Race fee: $23  ($27 day of race)

Race shirt: $10

Race website: Click Here

 

About Annette Vaughan (493 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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