Race Preview: 2017 Run for the Music (Klamath Falls)

One look at a Facebook feed and you probably have seen more posts on education (and the Department of Education) than you have in the previous 5 years combined. And with good reason. Public Schools often times feel the burden of diminished funds, especially when it comes to the arts. Klamath Union is one such school, and their annual (and CHEAP!) race – their Run for the Music 5k, 10k, and 10k relay – is coming up on March 11, 2017.

The purpose of this race is to raise money for band activities, scholarships, repairs to instruments and operating expenses. Klamath Falls is definately a drive for many of us, but it is really a beautiful area of the state and there are some great and long rails-to-trails running spots, as well as the awesome Running Y Ranch just out of town (complete with skating runk), if you are looking to make the most of your trip.

The map (which can be located in the bottom corner here) shows that all races are out-and-back starting at the corner of Spring and Esplanade. Obviously, there will be turnarounds for both distances and staging areas along the route for the relay event. Upon returning, runners will head to the back entrance of Klamath Union High School and enter the track to make a loop to the finish.

Run for the Music (Klamath Falls)

When:  March 11, 2017 at 930a
Where: Klamath Union High School, Klamath Falls (at the intersection of Spring Street and Esplanade)
Register: Online here or mail-in; $15 for 10k ($30 for 3-person relay); $10 for 5k, $5 for 1-mile

Short Sleeve Dry-Fit shirts are available for purchase through March 1, 2017 for $15

About Author

Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching hockey, going to as many breweries (618) and wineries (152) as he can, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.

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