Race Preview: 2016 First Run (Eugene)

Hey fellow racers, want a chance to wrap up 2015 with a race and then ring in 2016 with another race? The Eugene First Run is also a last run with the option to run on New Year's Eve, New Year's Day or both for a great price! The First Run includes a 5K and 10K on both days. The New Year's Eve race course will start and finish at the Valley River Inn and will be run on bike paths. The New Year's Day course will also be mostly on bike paths, but will start and finish at McGrath's. All courses are along the Willamette River and are flat and fast. The beneficiary of this Level 32 event is Relay for Life. At the New Year's Eve race, luminaria will be lighting up the darkest part of the course. The New Year's Day race will feature a post-event celebration hosted by McGrath's Fish House with refreshments and special bar pricing.

Custom engraved trophies will be awarded to the 5K & 10K champions for both event days. Medals will be awarded to the top three in each age division. McGrath’s gift cards will also be awarded to the top three males and females in each distance for the New Year’s Day races only. All participants at each event will be eligible for random prizes. Participants completing both events (New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day) will be eligible for extra awards, based upon the cumulative time from each event. (The event challenge combination awards will not be presented on race day.)

Plan to start and/or end your year on a positive, healthy note at the First Run 10K or 5K in Eugene.

First Run Details

New Year’s Eve Race: Thursday, December 31, 2015

Time: 11:59 P.M.

New Year’s Day Race: Friday, January 1, 2016

Time: 10:00 A.M.

Location: Valley River Inn, Eugene

Race Prices through Dec. 30:
One Race: $20 (17 and under + 60 and over, $15)
Both Races: $35 (17 and under + 60 and over, $30)

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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