Race preview: 2016 Falcon 15K Relay

The Falcon 15K Relay is a great low-key event at Liberty High School in Hillsboro. This fun event is for runners and walkers of all paces, but also welcomes more competitive athletes. The USATF-certified 5k course is a nice "lasso" or "lollipop" out-and-back with a loop at the far end, with low traffic and a few mild hills to keep you honest. The start/finish area is at the Liberty HS track, and provides a nice wide open space to warm up and stretch out. It's easy to cheer on friends or teammates as they start and finish, running around three-quarters of the track as they leave and return. The expert timers at Überthons will be keeping track of all the results, as well as 5k splits.

There is something for everyone at this event: In addition to the three-person relay in which each runner completes one loop of the course, there are also individual 15k, 10k, and 5k races, and a 5k walk. (If you feel ambitious and have a little extra cash on hand, you can sign up for the individual 5k AND also run the first leg of the relay – simultaneously!) There’s even a free 300 meter Falcon Flyer Kids Run for children 10 and under.

The race is a fundraiser for Liberty Fit, a club for students not in other organized sports or clubs, that provides support as they train for a half marathon.

Finishers can look forward to a large medal, food from Noodles & Company, and cold refreshment from Jamba Juice. Prizes will be awarded to the top three men and women in each race, and the top three relay teams.

What: Falcon 15K Relay (and 15k, 10k, and 5k individual races)

When: Saturday, April 16th

Where: Liberty High School track:
21945 NW Wagon Way, Hillsboro, Oregon
Just north of Hwy 26 at the NW Cornelius Pass Road Exit

What time:
8:45 am Falcon Flyer Kids Race (300 meters)
9:00 am (Relay & all individual races/walk)

Registration: $30 for individuals ($35 day of race), $75 for team of three ($90 day of race). High school relay teams $60 ($75 day of race). T-shirts can be purchased for an additional $15. Online registration is available HERE until 11:00p on 4/14/16, or you can print out an entry form HERE.

Day of race registration is available at the track from 7:00-8:00a.

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