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Race Preview: 2017 Couple Shuffle Relay & Love Stinks 5K (Phoenix, Ore.)

I know the recent cold snap Oregon has been experiencing has made it a little bit more challenging for a lot of us to get outside and log miles. However, it is essential to keep our workouts on course (pun intended) for upcoming spring races. Why not plan a race halfway to spring?! If you are looking for a fun race to keep you warm during the winter months, why not grab your friend, partner or family member and run the Couple Shuffle Relay & Love Stinks 5K?! 2017 will be the 13th year Southern Oregon Runners run club has put on the race that’s a great course for a PR: a fast and flat out-and-back that starts and ends at Phoenix Elementary School.

Both the relay and 5K will be held at 9am on February 4th. There will also be a free kid’s run held at 8:50am.

Participants of the 2016 race feeling the mood!

What: Couple Shuffle 10K Relay (2-person) and Love Stinks 5K

Where: Phoenix Elementary School: 215 N Rose St, Phoenix, OR 97535

When: Saturday, February 4th @ 9am

Registration:  10K: $40 early registration –  (non-SOR members) for both runners through February 1st at 11:59pm. Early registration is $30 for SOR members. 5K: Love Stinks 5k $15 early registration – (SOR members) for both runners or $20 early registration for  non-SOR members for both runners through February 1st at 11:59pm; $7 for ages 17 and under from now up until the race. To save $5 on this race, learn more about Southern Oregon Runners run club and become a member here.

Swag:  Hot drinks and snacks will be offered post-race. The awards ceremony and celebration will be outdoors so plan ahead and bring warm gear to change into. Prizes for first, second, and third in several categories including Parent/Child, Overall, and Best Single. If you are in a special category, race organizers ask that you please note that on your registration.

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About Abby Meek (86 Articles)
Abby was raised in Tigard, Oregon and moved to Denver, Colorado in 2007. While in Colorado she ran her first 5K, which led to a 10K, which led to a half-marathon. Abby moved back to her native Oregon in mid- 2015 and has since completed more 5K's, 10K's and more half-marathons. Abby's favorite distances are the 10K and the half marathon.

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