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2017 Races on our Radar #10

Personalized Bib and Shirt Deadlines coming soon!

  • If you like races that are for really good causes, run the Sage Bounds Medical Fund Run on Saturday, March 18 in Eugene. Sage is a beautiful baby girl who was born with a rare genetic disorder called Ataxia-Telangiectasia. Registration is $25 ahead of time and $30 day of race, with additional donations accepted.
  • Love St. Patty’s Day? Love 15ks? But maybe you don’t love the crowd? There’s another St. Patrick’s-themed 15k … the Run to Get Lucky in Corvallis 15k (and 5k) is only $40 and you can register online thru March 15. The race is Saturday, March 18.
  • The low-priced Wheatfield Half Marathon, 8k and 3k will go from $25 to $30 on March 16. This race is on March 25 in The Dalles.
  • Registration is open for another of our favorite low-price races: the Linear Trail Brave Run 10k/5k in Banks. The 2017 race is on Saturday, May 20 and registration is only $20.
  • The personalized bib deadline for the Hop Hop Half & 5k is on Friday, March 10; the tech shirt deadline for the race is on Wednesday, March 15. (After that the shirts are cotton.) The race is on Saturday, April 15. And the logo is adorable.
  • New logo!

    The Freedom 5k, a 4th of July race in Molalla, Ore., has a new logo! The new logo, shown here, contains a nod to the Molalla Buckeroo, to which each 5k participant receives a ticket. This super-flat 5k is run on a parade route so it’s a fun, supportive event for runners and walkers.

  • There’s a price bump for the Eugene Marathon coming up – the marathon is $110 and the half is $90 until midnight on Monday, March 20. Prices for the 5k and Kids Duck Dash also go up at that time by $5. This legendary race is the weekend of May 5-7, 2017.
  • While we’re talking about price bumps for spring marathons, the Pacific Northwest Marathon, scheduled for May 13, 2017, is currently $85 for the full and $55 for the half; prices go up April 1.

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 (753 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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