The Butte Challenge is the one of the most popular and longest-lasting running events in Eastern Oregon. It continues to grow every year with donations from the community and coverage by local newspapers. This is great because the event is the top fundraiser for the Hermiston Cross Country Program, and all profits from this event benefit youth running in Hermiston.
The course can be seen above, and I really like how it will all be held within the downtown area of the city. The race starts and ends at Hermiston Butte Park and will loop around neighborhood streets (1 loop for the 5k and two for the 10k). The kid’s race is non-competitive and geared towards positivity. Each child participant will also receive a complimentary pass to Inflatable Fun Gym.
Stick around for raffle and awards, as well as a running clinic put on by the cross-country team.
Follow the race on Facebook.
When: Saturday, May 7th; 830 am
Where: Hermiston Butte Park in Hermiston, OR
Cost/Register: Online here; $20.00 (+$2.95 registration fee); ids race = $10.00