Race Preview: 8th annual Out To The Ballgame 5K (Corvallis)

Take me out to the road race,
Take me out with the pack;
Give me some Shot Bloks and Gatorade,
I don’t care if it’s sunny or shade.
Let me pant, pant, pant at my race pace,
If I don’t win, it’s OK,
For it’s one, two, three miles to go,
At the old 5k.

Yes, it’s almost time once again for the Out To The Ballgame 5K! The 8th annual race takes place on Saturday evening, June 25th, just prior to a Corvallis Knights baseball game. The unique course takes runners on a tour of the Oregon State University campus,  and around the warning track at Goss Stadium, with the finish at home plate! Sliding across the line is optional. The top adult and youth finishers, male and female, win a chance to throw out a ceremonial first pitch!

The event is a fundraiser for the Heart Of The Valley Runners, a local club founded in 2008. Race entry includes admission to the baseball game and refreshments on the Party Deck. The Corvallis Knights compete in the West Coast League, a circuit bringing together collegiate players and professional coaches during the college off-season.

You don’t have to be as fast as Rickey Henderson to enjoy the Out To The Ballgame 5K.

What could be better than a race followed by a relaxing early summer evening at the ballpark? When it comes to fun ideas, The Out To The Ballgame 5K steps up to the plate and knocks it out of the park! If you need more inspiration, here’s King Curtis’s instrumental version of the classic namesake song.

What: The 8th Annual Out To The Ballgame 5K Run And Walk

When: Saturday, June 25th, 2016

Where: Goss Stadium, Corvallis

What time: Walk – 5:00p; Run – 5:30p; The baseball game starts at 6:35p

Registration: Adults – $20, ages 4-18 – $10, 3 and under free (entry fee includes admission to the Knights game). Additional game tickets for family and friends are available for $10. You can register online HERE.

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