Races on our Radar #14

This is the 14th week of the year, so of course this is the 14th Edition of Run Oregon’s Races on our Radar. And the biggest news for this Edition is that Girls on the Run 5k registration is open for Running Buddies – and community runners!

  • Yes it’s true: Girls on the Run has opened registration for their 5k Run to Running Buddies and – new this year – to community participants that just want to run and support Girls on the Run! Girls on the Run is such an awesome program; I think this is my 7th time being a Buddy. It’s simple: You show up and run a 5k with an awesome, energetic, fun, and amazing girl. Click here for Running Buddy registration, here to sign up as a community runner, and here to volunteer. If you sign up, do us a favor and let them know on facebook that you learned about them from Run Oregon!
  • Here’s a cool race in Milwaukie that’s only $25 if you sign up for the 5k. There’s a 10k, too, at $40. The Dogwood Dash is on Saturday, April 8 at Milwaukie Waterfront Park. Online registration closes on Thursday, so sign up soon. There’s also a free kid’s 1k; the event starts at 8a.
  • Salem’s High Street Hustle will go up in price on April 10; currently this 5k/8k is only $30. Sign up on or before April 9 to save $$.
  • Like to do multiple races in one weekend AND earn a PRC gift card? Sign up for both the Run with Paula Memorial Day Half Marathon, 10k and 5k (on Saturday, May 27) and the ORRC Up the Lazy River 10k (on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29) and you’ll get a $10 PRC gift card. Use the code RUNLAZY to save $5 on your Up the Lazy River registration, too. So you’re basically saving $15 altogether! (Run Oregon blogger Abby Meek and I are the Race Directors for Up the Lazy River.)
  • One of Run Oregon’s favorite one-day relays is coming up on Saturday, April 22: The Falcon 15k Relay, which is a 3-person relay where each participant runs or walks 5k. There’s also individual run/walks: 5k, 10k, and 15k. It’s a loop course, so you will have plenty of support; and it’s only $30 for individuals and $75 for the teams.
  • In case you missed it, the Portland Rose Festival is putting on a half marathon again this year – but not with Rock ‘n’ Roll. This year’s half is in Beaverton on Memorial Day and they just revealed the course – Click here to check it out. This half marathon is currently priced at $95 (zoinks) but they do offer childcare for $35.

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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We started the Run Oregon blog in February 2007, because felt like running in Oregon and SW Washington deserved more positive coverage. We also wanted to level the playing field so that small, non-profit races could compete with big events; and to support local race organizers.

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