Small Independence Day Race Preview: Stanfield Fourth of July 5k Fun Run (ONLY $10!)

I love “runsploring”. I have been afforded the opportunity to travel much of the state, and some of my favorite running memories are the 40-60 minutes I put in exploring new towns and trails on my lunch breaks. When I saw the Stanfield Fourth of July 5k Fun Run on our calendar, I had a faint recollection that I’d been there before. After some google searching and memory-recall I remembered that a few years back I had been in Hermiston and had actually put in some miles in Stanfield and even remember passing by the location of this race – Bard Park.

Stanfield is not the largest of places (about 2000 pop.), but as you head a little further up 395, you will hit Hermison and Umatilla before crossing over into Washington. According to Wikipedia, the United States Census Bureau, lists the city as having a total area of 1.53 square miles so it’s no real surprise that a 5k can literally run around the city. I actually ended up running alongside the roads and rough “trails” near Feed Canal and the Hinkle Yard Union Pacific Railroad (before I noticed the signs that told me to keep out). This route will be mapped out better than my exploration, which is good for all involved!

The race benefits the Hermiston/Stanfield Cross Country program, so your entry fee will definitely go a long way!


Hermiston Cross Country Team

Stanfield Fourth of July Fun Run
When: July 4, 2017 at 8am
Where: Bard Park
Register: Online here; $10 (add $5 DOR)

About Author

Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching hockey, going to as many breweries (618) and wineries (152) as he can, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.

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