You know spring is on its way when the race names are centered around trees blooming. On April 8 you can choose from 2 different spring races. The Camellia Run in Newberg or the Dogwood Dash in Milwaukie. Both events include a 5K and a 10K.
The 2nd annual Dogwood Dash benefits St. John the Baptist Catholic School in Milwaukie. The 5K and 10K races start and end at Milwaukie Waterfront Park (1855 SE Jefferson St.) at 8:00 A.M. There is a cash prize for the first male and female finisher. There is also a kids 1K fun run at 10:00 A.M. and a post race event with food, drinks, and entertainment for the whole family.
Entry fees are $25 for the 5K, $40 for the 10K, and the kids race is free.
The Camellia Run is held in conjunction with the Newberg Camellia Festival. For those that register by March 20, the race swag includes a potted 1 gallon Camellia and a Camellia Run t-shirt. There will also be door prizes awarded. The Camellia Run starts at the Chehalem Cultural Center (415 E. Sheridan St.) with the 10K starting at 9:00 A.M. and the 5K at 9:05. This event benefits the Chehalem Parks and Recreation Department Youth Sports Program
Afterwards, stay and enjoy the 9th annual Newberg Camellia Festival. Celebrating the city’s flower – the festival includes food carts, a beer, wine and sake garden, live performances and interactive activities.
Entry fees are $30 for either race and $25 for youth ages 18 and under. Register here at this price by March 20th to have your t-shirt included in the price of registration. (After March 20, shirts are $10.)
Celebrate that winter is on its way out and register for one of these April 8th spring events soon!