The term Caledonia comes from the term the invading Romans had for what is now Scotland. Essentially everything north of Hadrian’s Wall became known as Caledonia and it’s in that rich tradition that the town of Athena, OR draws a large gathering every year to its celebration of all things Caledonian, or Scottish, in the Athena Caledonian Games.
So travel to eastern Oregon to experience an event like no other race event you’ve likely been to. How often do you have an excuse to see a caber toss, for example? Started in 1976, Athena’s Caledonian games have a reputation for being fun, relaxed, and friendly, drawing Scottish clans and enthusiasts from all over the region.
Come for the 5k or the 1 mile run or walk, stay for the parade, traditional Scottish dances, sheepdog trials, storytellers, and more.
Where: Athena City Park, Athena OR
When: Saturday July 9th at 7:30 am
How much: $15 ahead of time, $20 race day
Register online now!