When I was a brand new Portlander, one of my first experiences running in the city was through Tabor, and some ten years later, my legs still get a little shaky thinking about running those stair splits on either end of the park. A hill training gold mine, expect the Tar n Trail to not only get you muddy from the trail bits, also count on plenty of incline to keep things interesting. Both 5 and 10 k courses will utilize trail and paved portions of the park, and markers and volunteers will help participants follow the existing color-coded loops through the race.
All the proceeds from this race go to benefit the Friends of Mt. Tabor Park, a non-profit dedicated to keeping Mt. Tabor a place Portland loves to run, and hopefully will for years to come.
Where: Mt. Tabor City Park, East entrance near 69th and Yamhill
When: Sunday October 16th at 9:00 AM
How Much: $15- 5k; $25 – 10k
Be Cool – Race officials recommend carpooling since parking is limited and being mindful and respectful of the neighborhood as you do park.