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Race Preview: Aurora Colony Days 5k Run/Walk & Kids 1k Fun Run – 8/13/2016 (Aurora, OR)

Aurora Colony Days is coming up next month, and so is their Aurora Colony Days 5k Run/Walk and Kids 1k Fun Run! While I haven’t had the chance to visit Aurora yet, I’ve heard the town is full of small-town charm and history, and Aurora Colony Days sounds like the perfect time to do it. Last year’s Colony Days 5k event brought out about 75 adults, including Run Oregon’s Matt (read his recap of the 2015 race here!)

This will be the fifth year for this small town race has a friendly vibe, and the fast, well-marked course makes it great for attempting a PR. Proceeds from the race go back to Historic Aurora (the race starts and ends at the Old Aurora Colony Museum). Race entry includes a t-shirt if you’re registered prior to race day. Bring the whole family–in addition to the chip-timed 5k, there’s a 1k kids fun run also. And be sure to check out all of the other fun events going on as part of Aurora Colony Days–a vintage street fair, farmers market, art show, parade, concert, and more!


Aurora Colony Days 5k Run/Walk & Kids 1k Fun Run
7:30am – 5k (chip timed) $20
8:30am – 1k Kids Fun Run $10
Old Aurora Colony Museum; 15018 2nd St; Aurora, OR US 97002
Register online here or on race day starting at 6:45am
For more details, check out their facebook event page.

About Marilyn Tycer (71 Articles)
Marilyn Tycer was born and raised in the PNW. A former fencer for Duke University, Marilyn started running as a hobby in 2009. She was committed after finished a half marathon and they had run out of Jamba Juice--at that moment, Marilyn swore never to be that slow again. She's run every distance between the 5k and the full marathon, and loves to talk about running, especially races! Her other hobbies beer tasting and makeup. She writes her own blog, Lipgloss+Spandex (, and also writes for We Heart This (

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