Race Preview: Couples Classic 5K 2/13/16 (Eugene, Ore.)

39th Annual Michael DeRobertis Memorial 5K in Eugene, Oregon. February 13, 2016 Join me on February 13, 2016 in Eugene for the 39th annual running (literally!) of the Michael DeRobertis Memorial 5K Couples Classic, presented by River Road Park and Recreation District. You may choose to run or walk in this event.

This will be my first year participating in this event. It's a 'classic' road race in Eugene, and I've heard about it from running colleagues and friends for years. It's about time I participated in it, right?

The Couples Classic is more than just a 5K run/walk. Local area merchants will be providing prizes and all registered participants will be eligible to win! For the post-race party, Mo’s chowder, baked goods and other items will be provided as refreshments. You can also bring your swimsuit and a towel and jump into the pool, shower or hottub after the race! Free child care will be avaialble. And … Lane Blood Center will be onsite at Emerald Park Community Center holding a blood drive.
The course will take participants through residential streets in Eugene, with the start and finish being at the River Road Park and Recreation district office.
Registration is $15, or $25 if wish to purchase a race shirt prior to the day of the race. If registering after February 11, add $5. Day of race registration will also be available.
Awards will be presented to winning coed teams in divisions based on combined age of both participants. The top male and female teams will also receive awards. And, the overall male, female and wheelchair participants will also receive prizes.
Hope to see you out there! And happy Valentine’s Day in advance!

Date: Saturday, February 13, 2016
Distance: 5K
Start Time: 9:30 a.m.
Cost: $15 without a shirt or $25 with shirt prior to race day. After Feb. 11, add $5. Race day registration available.
Register: Click here to register


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