Small Race Previews: 2016 Light It Up 5K (Ontario) & 2016 Run with LOVE (Oregon City)

Light It Up 5K will light up the streets of Ontario, Oregon on the evening of August 27. This creative night run encourages participants and volunteers alike to "light it up" with their own original glow-in-the-dark and/or LED lit costumes. The 5K starts at the historical Train Depot and runs through the streets of downtown Ontario, around the Treasure Valley Community College Campus and ball field, and makes its way back to the Train Depot for the post-race party.

Light It Up 5K supports the Boys and Girls Club of Western Treasure Valley. The charity for this event changes annually, as participants vote for which charity to support in the following year. In 2015, racers voted for the Boys and Girls Club.

Participants will receive a neon logo tech t-shirt and a surprise glow gift. Medals will be awarded to age division winners and the top male and female racers will receive a trophy.

Stick around after the run for the costume contest and the after-party complete with a DJ, dancing, and plenty of food and drink vendors.

2016 Light It Up 5K course

Light It Up 5K Details

Date: Saturday, August 27

Time: 9:30 P.M.

Location: Historic Train Depot, Downtown Ontario, Oregon

Entry Fee: $30

Race Website: Click Here


Run with LOVE is being held in Oregon City to raise awareness and support for the almost 1,200 students in Clackamas County who are at risk for, or are homeless. This event is sponsored by Love INC of Clackamas County, an organization working with local churches and community agencies to help the community. Run with LOVE is also bringing awareness to a shoe drive called Lace Up With Love. This shoe drive is happening through September and is collecting new shoes for distribution to students in need in the county.

Run with LOVE includes a chip-timed 5K run or walk and a 1 mile walk. Afterwards enjoy free breakfast and music, and learn about how you can help with the many at risk and homeless students in Clackamas County.

Run with LOVE Details

Date: Saturday, August 20

Times: 9:00 A.M. – 5K
9:30 A.M. – 1 mile

Location: Trinity Lutheran Church, 16000 S. Henrici Rd, Oregon City

Entry Fees: $25 – 5K
$12 – 1 mile

Race Website: Click Here

About Annette Vaughan (491 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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