The course map and elevation profile for the 2014 Run with the Eagle 5k in Beaverton. I can't verify that the 2016 course is the same but this will give you an idea. The green is "easy" and the red is "hard" ... hills.
This is a race without a ton of information posted online, no fancy website or big-name sponsors, but it's a great community race with a ton of authentic support. I have run it in the past, and plan this year to volunteer along with my Sunstone Running Club teammates. I would love to pull your number for your or hand you some water at and aid station!
If you want to get a good feel for what to expect, check out my recap from the 2014 Run with the Eagle 5k here
The reason I love this race so much is that the funds for it go directly to Sexton Mountain elementary. Many participants are local, but the word has gotten out and people come from all over the metro area to run this challenging 5k. There are also plenty of walkers, and it has always been a popular event with families.
The race is only $20 to sign up, and those ages 17 and younger can sign up for only $10. There is also a free kid’s race, and even youth-sized shirts for the kiddos for only $5. Bring a few extra bucks and get yourself a Sesame Donut and coffee – ALL proceeds will be donated to the school, thanks to Sesame Donut’s awesomeness. The make an apple cinnamon donut that is amazing.
So, consider yourself reminded. Here are the details:
When: Saturday, June 11, 2016
What time: 9a
Where: Sexton Mountain Elementary School at 15645 SW Sexton Mountain Drive in Beaverton (There is a parking lot at the school but I suggest you look for parking on neighborhood streets.)
Register: Online here for only $20
So if you run or walk this race, be sure to look for me and say hello!