Race Preview: 2017 Fall Creek Run Around (5k, 15k, 20 Miler)

If you are looking for something different this spring, head out to Lowell, OR for the Fall Creek Run Around by Level 32 Racing on Saturday April 29th.  You’ll have three distance options to choose from: The 5k, the 15k and the 20 Miler. This race was previously held in February, and it sounds as though there has been some snow and ice in previous years, so it’s great that it was moved out to April this year. Hopefully you’ll get some good weather for this beautiful race.

All the races start at the same time, 10:00AM, which might allow you to sleep in a little. 15k runners will take a shuttle out to Cascara Campground on a point to point paved course, so be sure you don’t miss it! The 5k is a short but challenging out-and-back, all on pavement as well. The 20 mile race is mostly paved but about 25% of the course is hard paved dirt roads. There will be portable toilets at the start/finish areas as well as aid stations available on the courses. All of the courses have some rolling hills and they all finish at Winberry Park. The races are described as scenic, which will certainly help when the course gets to the “rolling” part of the description.

Stick around after your race is finished for the awards to the top overall male and female as well as the top 3 finishers in all distances. You’ll get a breakfast burrito courtesy of Chula’s on Franklin Blvd to enjoy. This race will be a great kick off to race season, no matter what distance you choose.



What: Fall Creek Run Around 5k, 15k, 20 Miler

When: Saturday, April 29, 2017, 10:00AM. Shuttle for 15k leaves at 9:35AM.

Where: Winberry Park – Fall Creek Reservoir, Lowell, OR

Register: Here or in person until Friday, April 28, 12:00PM at Run Hub NW (515 High St.) or Eugene Running Company (116 Oakway Center) or on race day from 8:15am to 9:45am. Printable Entry Form available here.

Registration Cost: $20 for 5k, $30 for 15k, $40 for 20 Miler. Ages 60 & over and 17 & under, $5 off. $10 more after April 28. Tech shirts can be purchased for an additional $12.

Packet Pick-Up: Race day only at Winberry Park Starting at 8:15AM

About Author

I'm the owner of Healthy Girl Fitness and I'm a personal trainer, certified AFAA group exercise instructor, and an RRCA certified running coach in SW Portland. I am also the mother of two young boys and am on the board at my youngest son's school. I led a relatively inactive life throughout my 20's until I discovered the world of fitness and running. I ran my first marathon in 2006 and haven't looked back since.

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