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Race Preview: 2016 Portland Parks & Recreation $5 5K Series – Westmoreland Park on September 18

The next (and next-to-last) race in the Portland Parks & Recreations awesome $5 5k Series is at Westmoreland Park. This is the large park just west of SE McLoughlin where the Oregon Dairy Association holds the milk carton boat races. The course includes two loops around the park after a quick circling of the casting pond. (Watch out for goose poop. It's slippery.) You can check out all the courses HERE. The final race is scheduled for October 16th at Pier Park.

Despite the low price (hint: the entry fee is part of the name, and the races are free for kids 17 and under!), these races are a great value, very well-organized, chip timed, and don’t skimp on the amenities. A climbing wall, music, kids’ activities, and vendors are present at all the races. There’s also a kids fun run before each race.

What: Portland Parks & Recreation $5 5K Series (Race #5: Westmoreland Park)

When: Sunday, Setpember 18th

Where: Westmoreland Park at the corner of SE Bybee and SE 22nd. The race start is pretty much in the very middle of the park by the permanent bathrooms.

What time:

Kids fun run (age 8 and under) – 8:45a

5K – 9:00a

Registration: You can register online HERE, sign up by phone at 503-823-2525, or register in person at any Portland Parks & Recreation center location. Limited day of race registration may also be available starting at 7:45a.

About Kelly Barten (1103 Articles)
I started the Run Oregon blog in February 2007, because I felt like running in Oregon and SW Washington deserved more positive coverage. I also wanted to level the playing field so that small, non-profit races could compete with big events; and to support LOCAL race organizers. I'm a Creighton Bluejay (undergrad) and an Oregon Duck (Sports Marketing MBA), and I live in Tigard with my husband and two kids. My "real job" is working for an incredibly awesome math textbook company doing marketing and production.

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