Race Preview: 2016 River Run 15K Run and 5K Run/Walk (Pendleton, Or)

Blue Mountains

View of the Blue Mountains, in Pendleton, Or.

After taking a few years off, the River Run in Pendleton, Oregon is back! Located in Eastern, Oregon, Pendleton is a 3 hour drive from Portland on I-84. Plan an early Father's Day weekend getaway around this fun run and walk, which has views of the Blue Mountains and course alongside the Umatilla River. Date:  June 11, 2016 Time: 15K starts at 7:30 am and the 5K run/walk starts at 8:00 am. Male and female age groups UNDER 13, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & UP. Where: Stillman Park in Pendleton, Or. Click here for a map of the park. The physical address is 413 SE Byers in Pendleton, 97801. Register: Registration will remain open until Friday, June 10 - $20.00 on-line and mail-in. On race day, registration is $25.00. T-shirts are $10 and are produced locally. In order for you to ensure getting your t-shirt on race day, registration must be receive d  by Sunday, June 5th. Online registration ends promptly at 8:00 PM on Friday, June 10. To register online, click here. This event is chip timed!

The Umatilla River at Pendleton Parkway.

Race Day Info: check in begins at 6:00 am and participants can register until 7:00 am. The 15K starts at 7:30 and the 5K run/walk begins at 8:30. Awards will be given out starting at 9:00 am. Please note that you must be present to receive your award. Street parking is available as well as a parking lot a block away from the Umatilla County Courthouse. Trophies will be given in both races to overall winners and top masters. Medals and ribbons will be given to the top 5 finishers in each age group.

While there is no map of the course on the website at present, there is a disclaimer on the registration page that the 15K course is “challenging and goes up hill Highway 37”. However, participants will be treated to scenic views of the Blue Mountains and will enjoy a fast and flat return to the finish.

For more information, contact Eric Jensen at Eastern Oregon Sports Training LLC

Phone: 541 969 9724


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