Small Race Preview: 2017 Bear Creek 5k/10k (Vernonia)

Vernonia is a beautiful little town in Oregon and a great place to run. If you’re looking for a small race to round out the summer a bit, consider trekking that direction for the Bear Creek 5k/10k on July 29th at Anderson Park.

This event will not only fulfill your “to-do” list for races, but it will also benefit a good cause, The Vernonia Cares Food Bank, which is an organization that aims to provide 3 days of emergency groceries once a month to households in Vernonia that are in need.

The race is family-friendly too! There’s a 5k Kids Run for children 6 to 9 years old and a 5k Walk and Kids Fun Run for ages 5 and under.

This race course starts at Anderson Park and loops through the campground and out the trail to circle around Vernonia Lake and back to the campground for another loop. The 10k will follow the 5k course, but will continue out the Banks-Vernonia linear trail. Just before Timber road, 10k runners will turn around and finish at Anderson Park. This will be a beautiful flat and fast course that everyone can enjoy!

Packet Pick-up begins at 7:45am on race day morning. Hope to see you out there!


What: Bear Creek 5k/10k

When: 9:00AM July 29th, 2017

Where: Anderson Park, (450 Jefferson Ave, Vernonia)

Register: Here.

Registration Cost: $20 for 5k, $25 for 10k

Packet Pick-Up: 7:45AM Day of Race at Anderson Park

About Nikki Mueller (611 Articles)
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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