Small Race Preview: 2017 Umpqua Strong 9k & 5k Run/Walk (Roseburg)

On October 1st, 2015, a gunman killed 8 students and a teacher at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. The Umpqua Strong 9k & 5k Run/Walk is a tribute to that tragic day and is being held this year on Saturday, September 30th at Stewart Park in Roseburg. This race is all about embracing life and uniting in hope as well as honoring those who were lost that day. There will be live music and food. All proceeds from the event will go to UCC Student Scholarships in honor of the victims and in recognition of the survivors.

The 9k course starts and ends at Stewart Park and follows the bike paths alongside the Umpqua River. The 5k Run/Walk meanders through the parks of Roseburg and along the River before finishing at the half shell. There is also an option to register as a remote runner so you can choose to do a 5k or 9k and support the cause from any location of your choosing. Your race swag, including your shirt, wil be mailed to you if you choose this option. There are also a few kid’s run options for children 12 and under, including a 200m, 400m, and ½ mile. The kid’s race will occur after the 5k and 9k have finished.

So come to Roseburg and show your support!


What: Umpqua Strong 9k & 5k Run/Walk

When: September 30th, 2017 at 10:00AM

Where: Stewart Park, Roseburg, OR

Register: Here

Registration Cost: 5k Run/Walk is $40, 9k is $45, Remote Run is $45, Kid’s Run is $17 until Sept 24th (cost increases to $20 from Sept 25-29.)

About Author

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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