I ran the 5K four years ago and found it a challenging course, because the uphill portions are gradual but long, while the downhill portions are short and steep. But I could tell this race was a local institution because there were plenty of local residents who were sitting outside their homes to cheer passing runners.
Note that there isn’t much direct parking available. The shops at the plaza have a parking lot, but I don’t know if that’s open for non-shoppers on Saturday morning. In 2012, I parked north of Country Club Lane and walked about six blocks to get to the race, and I usually get to races only about 15-20 minutes before race time, so I don’t get the best parking spaces.
Lake Oswego Lake Run
When: Saturday, May 7, 2016, at 8:00 am (10K), 8:15 (5K), 10:00 (kids’ dash)
Where: Millennium Plaza Park, 200 1st St, Lake Oswego, OR 97034
Register: Online here ($42 for 10K, $32 for 5K, $15 for kids’ dash – all include race shirt and swag bag) – register by April 22 to guarantee race shirt