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2017 Races on our Radar #7

Registration is only $20 for kids and BSD staff; only $30 for everyone else for this great non-profit race that benefits Stoller Middle School health and PE programs.

A great non-profit race that benefits Stoller Middle School health and PE programs.

The Run Molalla Race Series has opened registration for their three-race series! The first 50 to sign up get a free trucker hat and there’s a special medal for those who finish all three events. The races are the Goat Mountain Gallop Half Marathon on April 15, the Freedom 5k on July 4, and the Molalla River Trail Race 5k, 10k, and half on September 23. Registration is $89 or $99, depending on which distance you run for the Molalla River Trail Race.

Registration is now open for the 2017 Lake Run. If you sign up before April 30, the 10k is $40 and the 5k is $30. Prices go up $5 after that for this May 13 Lake Oswego race.

Another really cool 5k has opened registration: The Stoller Community 5k Run/Walk and Jr. Jaguar Jog. The race will be on Sunday, April 23 in NW Beaverton (Bethany), and last year they reached their cap ahead of the race … so don’t wait too long! The proceeds from this race go to Stoller Middle School’s PE/Health programs’ fitness lab and school health and wellness programs. Bonus: you get to run past Pirate Park.

You can now also sign up for the Rose Festival Half Marathon, running on Memorial Day (Monday, May 29) in Beaverton. Registration is $85 currently.

In case you’ve been wondering what is going on with the Vancouver USA Marathon (and related events), it’s moved to September. The half and full are on Sunday, 9/17, preceded by the Freedom 5k and a Kid’s Marathon on Saturday. One thing Run Oregon knows is that the weather is amazing in September, so it should be a good event.

The Vortex Half Marathon & 10k Trail Run is one race that might not be on your radar; but it’s on ours. Now in its 3rd year, this is a great race put on by our friends at Run Wild Adventures. It’s scheduled for Saturday, March 25 at Milo McIver State Park. Good prices, too: the half is $45 and the 10k is $25.

The weather might actually be nice for the final 5k in the PRC Winter 5k Series this Saturday, February 18 in Beaverton. And it’s only $25! But even better than that, this is a prediction race. You could win, no matter what your pace!

Did you hear that there’s a new slate of fungicides that are harmful to bees? So there’s even more reason to sign up for the Save the Bee 5k on Saturday, April 22. Not only is this a great race for a great cause, it’s only $20 when you sign up online ahead of race day.

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That’s all for this installment. Readers and RDs, if you have a newsworthy announcement, please send it our way so we can share it with our readers!

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About Kelly Barten (693 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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