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Race Preview: 2017 Greenway Trail Trial 10K

Can you believe summer is almost over?! Enjoy the last “official” weekend with fellow runners and walkers by participating in the Oregon Road Runners Club’s 4th annual Greenway Trail Trial 10k  on Labor Day.

Last year, around 300 hundred runners and walkers raced  to beat the cloc

Awesome bronze colored tumblers will be given away as finisher’s “medals”.

k in this time-trial style event. The course is a fast and flat out and back (and out and back, and out and back) that has heats of 5 or less individuals starting anytime between 8:30 am and 1030 am. This is one of those races where you can sleep in a bit, and still get a workout in! Just make sure that if you decide to start at a later time, that you can complete the course by 11:30 am.

This course is beautiful, with scenic natural wetlands. Some parts of the path are shaded and many parts will provide ample sun-all perfect for either for a day that’s rain or shine. Greenway park has several play structures and picnic tables throughout, so pack a lunch to enjoy with neighbors and friends post race. I hope to see you there! I’ll be at the main aid station handing out water and cheering on participants. If you’d like to join me in volunteering, please email volunteer@oregonroadrunnersclub.org or visit the sign up page and register for a position. Did you know you can receive entry to an ORRC race for volunteering? It’s true!

This event is the second to last in ORRC’s 10K series. To learn more about the series and register for next year, visit ORRC’s webpage. *You don’t have to be a member of ORRC or the 10K series to run or walk this event.

Where: Greenway Park 9150 S.W. Downing Dr. Beaverton, Or 97008

When: Monday, September 4th (Labor Day)

Picturesque Greenway Park is a popular park among local walkers and runners.

Course: Paved out and back course that’s fast and flat with a few bridges along Fanno Creek Regional Trail.

Register: ORRC members always save on races, but the cost for the race is $30 for runners and walkers before September 2nd, when prices will go up. Day of race registration will be $35. Visit the event’s registration page.

Day of Race Info: Plan to park at Greenway Elementary school. The park will be open to everyone so please be mindful and stay on the path. There will be two water stations along the course, which participants have access to three times-so, no need to bring hydration with you! Relax, enjoy and celebrate summers unofficial end by attending this fun event.

 

 

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About Abby Meek (89 Articles)
Abby was raised in Tigard, Oregon and moved to Denver, Colorado in 2007. While in Colorado she ran her first 5K, which led to a 10K, which led to a half-marathon. Abby moved back to her native Oregon in mid- 2015 and has since completed more 5K's, 10K's and more half-marathons. Abby's favorite distances are the 10K and the half marathon.

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