Unique Race Previews: Grid Kids Color Splash N’ Dash and SummerQuest Scavenger Hunt

Two unique events on July 29th in two different towns will be benefiting local sports. The Grid Kids Splash N’ Dash in Irrigon and the SummerQuest Scavenger Hunt Fun Run in Dallas are local fundraisers that are keeping it interesting.

Grid Kids Splash N’ Dash is a 5K in Irrigon with 5 color stations along the route to ensure you have a colorful run along the Columbia River. All proceeds from this small town event go to support Irrigon’s Grid Kid football program. This event will help them buy new equipment for the upcoming season.

Grid Kids Splash N’ Dash is held in combination with the Irrigon Watermelon Festival. Stick around after the 5K for the annual breakfast, parade, and enjoy the vendors and entertainment of this annual festival.

The race starts at 8:00 A.M. at Irrigon Marina Park on July 29. The entry fee is $35 through July 23. The first 200 registrants get a free t-shirt and goodie bag.

SummerQuest Scavenger Hunt Fun Run in Dallas is a first year event is sponsored by the Dallas Booster Club. This event will benefit the Dallas High School athletic programs. The scavenger hunt is for teams of 2-6. Participants will be sent a list of clues that will start their hunt. Teams will run between 3 and 5 miles to complete all the clues.

Participants will receive a complimentary beverage at West Valley Tap House beer garden after the scavenger hunt. Stick around afterwards to enjoy music at Dallas’ Summerfest in the Dallas city park. This event will start at this historic Academy Building (182 SW Academy St.) at 5:00 P.M. The entry fee is $25 for those over age 12 and $10 for those under 12.

About Annette Vaughan (491 Articles)
Annette Vaughan is a runner and personal trainer in Canby, Oregon. She began running at the age of 30 and became hooked after her first race (even though she is a self-proclaimed slow runner.) She enjoys small local races from 5Ks to half-marathons, with a 30K on the books as her longest run ever. She has also become a huge fan of obstacle course races and just can't get enough of them. Annette is a certified personal trainer, who believes in promoting movement since our bodies were designed to move. The more we move, the better we move and function in everyday life.
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