Race Preview: 2016 ORRC 5 on the 5th – 5k Run & Walk and Kid’s Run

  Are you an ORRC member? Well, did you know that the ORRC 5 on the 4th is FREE to members who sign up online before race day? True story - this is a fun 5k with something for everyone; runners and walkers are supported for the 5k and there is a free kid's run too. Here are the details: When: Monday, July 4, 2016 What time: The kid's run is first at 8:45a and the 5k is at 9a

Where: Mentor Graphics Campus at 8005 Boeckman Rd. in Wilsonville

Register: Online here for FREE if you’re an ORRC member; or $26 if you’re not; you can also register day of race

This race inspires a lot of people to dress up in red, white and blue, or even pull out a Lady Liberty or Uncle Sam costume. Tu-tus are encouraged, as are patriotic shirts, shorts, socks, and streamers. There’s even a costume contest before the 5k, so get creative!

I have run this race a number of times; including once with my daughter when she was only a few months old and then again when I was just barely pregnant with my son. I like it because it’s extremely laid-back. Even though official times aren’t kept (and results aren’t posted), there is a time clock and it’s a good chance to test your 5k legs without any pressure. The course makes a big loop with a number of mild hills, before it finishes back on the shaded campus streets at Mentor Graphics. After the race, participants will be treated to either frozen sweets like Popsicles or a fruit pie.

Parking is very easy at this race, and there are always ample porta-potties set up as well.

About Kelly Barten (1152 Articles)
I started the Run Oregon blog in February 2007, because I felt like running in Oregon and SW Washington deserved more positive coverage. I also wanted to level the playing field so that small, non-profit races could compete with big events; and to support LOCAL race organizers. I'm a Creighton Bluejay (undergrad) and an Oregon Duck (Sports Marketing MBA), and I live in Tigard with my husband and two kids. My "real job" is working for an incredibly awesome math textbook company doing marketing and production.
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