Race Preview: The Groovy Run (8/20/16)

The Groovy Run is hitting the waterfront in Portland on August 20th. Break out your grooviest attire and enjoy an evening 5K or 10K. Afterwards there will be music and dancing, Hoplandia beer,  chili from Portland Kettle, face painting for the kids, and other vendors.

In addition to the party, your registration for The Groovy Run includes a tech tee, a groovy race bib, and chair massages at the finish line. There will be a costume contest and awards for top finishers.

This event supports bringing Wheelchair Dancers Organization to Portland. The Mission of the Wheelchair Dancers Organization is to create an avenue by which the disabled community can enhance and strengthen their mind, body, and spirit through the art of dance.

Both the 5K and 10K routes run along the river and include 2 bridge crossings – the Hawthorne Bridge and the Steel Bridge. There will also be a Groovy Kids Dash, so bring the whole family and enjoy a summer evening along Portland’s waterfront.

The Groovy Run Details

Date: Saturday, August 20

Times: 6:00 P.M. – 10K
6:30 P.M. – 5K
7:00 P.M. – Kids Dash

Location: East Bank Esplanade, Main Street Festival Plaza, Portland

Entry Fees: $40 – 10K
$33 – 5K
$5 – Kids Dash

Race Website: Click Here



About Annette Vaughan (495 Articles)
Annette Vaughan is a runner and personal trainer in Canby, Oregon. She began running at the age of 30 and became hooked after her first race (even though she is a self-proclaimed slow runner.) She enjoys small local races from 5Ks to half-marathons, with a 30K on the books as her longest run ever. She has also become a huge fan of obstacle course races and just can't get enough of them. Annette is a certified personal trainer, who believes in promoting movement since our bodies were designed to move. The more we move, the better we move and function in everyday life.
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