This race, a 5k, occurs on River Road just prior to the Festival of Lights Holiday Parade. The straight out-and-back route will be flanked by parade-goers waiting for the holiday spectacular to begin.
I ran this for the first time in 2012 and was left a little underwhelmed. It was not terrible by any means, but I outlined that there was a lot that could be improved upon to make this race a great one. After some feedback, both from myself and other local runners, they vowed to make some improvements for 2013. Unfortunately, I have been unable to run it the last few years, so it would be interesting to see how things look how.
The whole night will be a great one, as directly following the race everyone will have the opportunity to see the very popular holiday parade afterwards. I would recommend coming down to Keizer for an evening of running and family fun.