Race Preview: 2016 Ducks vs Beavers Rivalry Clash 5K & 10K (Portland)

If you are a local college football buff, you know that Oregon State and Oregon have had a rivalry going strong since their first meeting in 1894 – that’s 122 years! For those wanting to get into the Civil War spirit a little earlier than normal, the fourth annual Ducks vs Beavers Rivalry Clash will be held on November 20th at Portland Meadows.

The timed 5K and 10K races feature a unique cross country race point system, where  the top 20 finishers of each team (Duck fans and Beaver fans) in each race are awarded points. The team with the most points (the lower the better in terms of place) will win! The top male and female finishers from each race will when gift certificates from Road Runner Sports.

From its inception in 2013, runners of the Rivalry Clash have enjoyed the unique start line where fans of Oregon and Oregon State run in opposite directions towards each other as they run into “battle”. The flat course will make for a fast and enjoyable race for all participants. You can find a map of the 5K course here and a map of the 10K course here. So, don your orange and black or green and yellow and join your fellow alumni, fans and college football fanatics for some fun and friendly competition!

Ducks vs. Beavers – who you got?!

What: The Fourth Annual Ducks vs Beavers Rivalry Clash

Where: Portland International Raceway / Portland Meadows

1001 N. Schmeer Rd. Portland, OR 97217

When: Sunday, November 20th @ 9am

Registration: Online here. Race day registration begins at 8:00am at PIR. Packet pickup will be held on Friday, November 18th at Road Runner Sports in Tualatin (3pm-7pm) and on Saturday, November 19th at Road Runner Sports in Portland (10am-5pm).

PRICE INCREASE SOON! 5K=$35 ($40 on 10/31) and 10K is 40$ ($45 on 10/31). For a limited time only: get a Lifetime Registration Pass. This pass is $80 and includes entry to this year’s race and ensures you will NEVER HAVE TO PAY A REGISTRATION FEE AGAIN! BONUS: register a friend for FREE to run with you the first year. Such an awesome deal! Fully transferable as a gift year after year. Receive a unique code that is immediately activated upon registration.

Swag: Cool looking green and orange bib, shirt, goodies and a finishers medal. The after-party features a beer garden, DJ, prizes and a tailgate worthy of college game day.

Race Day Information: Parking is FREE but public transportation is recommended. Dogs are not allowed.

This year’s proceeds will benefit I Run 4 Michael. To learn more about IR4, visit:


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