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Races on our Radar #35

Here’s what Run Oregon has been keeping an eye on this week. Remember, if you know a really cool small race, an important registration deadline, or other fun running news, please send it our way so we can share it with our readers!

  • Reminder: The Road Runner Sports Discovery Run is THIS WEEK on Thursday, August 31. This is a free group run/walk that is more like a scavenger hunt. Go solo, with your running/walking friends, or your family! I walked last month with my family (kids are 2 and 5) and we had a great time.
  • Remember that Boston Marathon movie? Well, Fleet Feet PDX and Fleet Feet Vancouver are hosting a screening at the Regal Cinemas Cascade 16 at 1101 SE 160th Ave in Vancouver on Tuesday, October 10 at 7:30p. Buy your tickets online ahead of time; the show is nearly half sold-out already. Get the details and tickets online here.
  • The 2017 Holiday Half Marathon and 5k will see a price bump after Friday, September 1. Sign up online for the half for $70 or the 5k for $38 (group discount rates are $65/$33). On Saturday, the prices go up to $78 for the half and $40 for the 5k.
  • One of our featured races is this Saturday – the It’s My Ability 5k for Autism. This race is run in Boring and the $40 registration includes a tech shirt. Proceeds from this event go to Camp Odakoda, a camp for youth with Autism or Aspergers Syndrome – more than $60,000 has been raised thus far!
  • Another race raising funds for a good cause is the Willamette Family 5k Run For a Cause on Sunday, September 3 at Maurie Jacobs Park in Eugene. Funds raised will support the substance abuse and mental health programs at Willamette Family Inc. Register online for $35. There is also a free kid’s run. Online registration is open until midnight on 9/2.
  • I want to remind everyone about the Beaverton Celebration Parade Run – I love this local race. This 5k is only $20 and funds support a nonprofit that helps homeless youth in Beaverton, and has a really flat, fast route. I’m planning to run it and hopefully get a new post-kids 5k PR!

That’s all for this installment.

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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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