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Small Race Preview: 2016 Walterville Waddle 5K

Image from race shirt

You won't want to miss this groovy little race on September 10th!  Located in Springfield, Oregon, The Walterville Waddle 5K is a fantastic event for competitive runners or those looking for a stroll through the scenic town of Walterville. After the 5K, stick around to enjoy the Walterville Community Fair and Parade. The race is sure to offer a small town feel, with local sponsors and home-made awards. The overall male and female winners will be treated to a down home chicken dinner provided by the community hall and treated like royalty as they ride through the Walterville Parade at 11am. If you've ever wanted to be in a parade, now's your chance!


Walterville Waddle will donate all of the proceeds from the event to the maintenance and improvement of the historic Walterville Community Hall, which is also the race location. The community hall began life as a schoolhouse in 1891.  A mix of road and trail, the race starts at the community hall and heads out onto the country roads turning onto the dirt roads of the local farms. The final stretch is along the EWEB canal before returning to the Walterville Community Hall. All skill levels are encouraged and welcomed on the mostly flat course (with a few ups and downs and some rough terrain).

The race will be timed by Electric Edge Racing and shirts are guaranteed at packet pickup if registered before September 2nd and extra shirts may be available for purchase as supplies last.

Race Details:

When:  Saturday, September 10th
Packet pickup: 7am – 7:45am
Start time: 8am
Award Ceremony: 9am
Parade: 11am

Where:  Walterville Community Hall (39259 Camp Creek Road; Springfield, Or)

Registration:  $15.00 for participants 18 and older and FREE for participants 17 years and younger.  Registration is available online or participants can register in person or through mail-in registration.  Simply print out this form and mail it in or take it to McKenzie River Nursery (38698 Camp Creek Rd, Springfield, OR, 97478).  Day of race is an additional $5.


About Robin York (152 Articles)
Robin grew up as a couch potato and did everything she could to get out of exercise, until one day a good friend would not stop talking about this fun 5k race she was doing. Finally Robin got off the couch and trained for this "fun" race using C25K (couch to 5k program). After crossing that first finish line, she kept going and became a "runner". After losing 80 lbs, gaining health, a love of being active and setting a healthy example for her husband and kids, she thinks she'll stick with this whole "running thing".

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