Races on our Radar #18

#18 means we are already into the 18th week of the year! You may know that I’m no big fan of waiting until New Year’s to make a personal resolution, so may I suggest that you make one today and just keep it until next week’s Radar post is published?

Here’s what caught our eye this week, including a …

  • FREE race! The Gorgeous Series is hosting a fun run this Saturday, May 6 at Winter’s Hill Vineyard in Dayton, Ore. It will start at 10a and you can RSVP for the Winter’s Hill Fun Run on facebook here to help them plan ahead. It’s a 5k course, so you can do 10k by running 2 loops and so on.
  • And a $5 5k! This is a great race, hosted by SW Bible Church in Beaverton as part of their summer “Sunday Evenings” program to give back to the community. Other events include a food cart night and a Drive-in, but the SW 5k is a wonderfully hilly 5k race that includes dinner afterwards for only $5. The run is Sunday, July 9 at 5p.
  • Another fun, low-key race for a great cause is this weekend’s Husky Hustle 5k. Proceeds benefit the school’s Mandarin Immersion Support Program, called Shu Ren, and the Hosford Parent-Teacher Student Association. The race is $30 and you can sign up online thru Saturday. The race itself is on Sunday at the school, located near SE 28th and Division.
  • Two big races are this weekend, and one of them has a new start/finish location: the Cinco de Mayo Half Marathon, 10k, 5k, and Kids Race. Instead of heading to downtown Portland for this race, you’ll now need to cross the river (or don’t, depending on where you live) and head to OMSI. You can still register online for the half for $89, the 10k for $59, the 5k for $39; DOR prices go up to $99/$79/$54.

Also this week, Matt posted discount codes for 10 different races/race companies! Check them out:

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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