Races on our Radar #16

This time of year there are so many races to choose from – how can you find the one that matches what you’re looking for? One way to find out a race’s personality is to simply ask fellow Run Oregon facebook fans – we’re friendly and our readers know a lot about local races!

Here’s what caught our eye this week:

  • Registration is now open for Go Beyond Racing’s Portland Trail Series – Summer. This 5-race series runs in Forest Park on July 5, July 12, July 19, July 26, and August 2 (weekday evening races). You get all 5 races for only $75; we anticipate this series will sell out quickly.
  • ORRC has brought back their Summer Solstice Sundowner 5k. This year, the race will have a new location: the entire 5k will be run inside the gates of the Oregon Zoo! ORRC members can sign up online before this Saturday, April 22, for $29 (non-members can register for $35).
  • Speaking of ORRC, they’ve got a great race coming up on Saturday, May 6. The Hagg Lake Runs includes three distances, and the price for any of them is only $35 for non-members ($25 for ORRC members). There’s a 10.5-miler, a 10k, and a 5k, with run and walk categories for each.
  • A great local race that benefits a local non-profit (Junior Achievement) is the Lake Run, including a 10k, 5k, and kids run. If you sign up by April 30, the 10k is $40 and the 5k is $30. Starting May 1 the prices are $45/$35, respectively. There’s also a kids run, which is $15, but does not have a price increase.
  • Low-cost race! The Bridgeway Run for Austism in Eugene on April 23 is only $15. Online registration closes on Saturday; day-of-race registration is $20.
  • Low-cost race! The Tickle Creek Night Run 4-miler (Sandy, Ore.) is on Saturday, May 6 and starts at 9p. Registration is only $25 and includes a beer at the finish (at Bunsen Brewer in Sandy). Run Oregon blogger Anthony Bucci is the race organizer.

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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