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Small Race Previews: 2017 Reed College 5K FUNd Run/Walk for Neighborhood Schools (Portland) & Mountainside High School Community 5K (Beaverton)

Reed College 5K FUNd Run/Walk

The Reed College 5K FUNd Run starts and finishes on campus.

The annual Reed College 5K FUNd Run/Walk is set for Saturday, September 16th, and features a nice, somewhat hilly course that circles much of the college on mostly residential sidewalks before finishing with a nice tour of campus paths. The event is Reed’s way of welcoming the surrounding community while raising funds for local public elementary schools. All of the registration and sponsorship proceeds are donated directly to Duniway, Grout, Lewis, Llewellyn, and Woodstock elementary schools.

The Reed College 5K FUNd Run is open to all ages!

This year’s course is new, with runners making a mostly clockwise loop and spending more time on campus than in previous years. It also looks to be slightly (but only slightly) less hilly! Besides the quiet campus setting, another great feature of this event is the post-race pancake breakfast. Stay for the syrup and awards!

Note: The age groups are a little unconventional 😉

“Prizes will be awarded for male & female divisions:

7 and under
8-12
13-16
17-49
50+”

But where else can tenured professors compete directly with teenagers?

Last year’s race raised over $40,000, enough to help more than 2,000 students. The course, setting, organization, and beneficiaries make the Reed College 5K FUNd Run a tradition worth attending.

What: Reed College 5K FUNd Run

When: Saturday, September 16th, 2017

Where: Reed College, 3203 SE Woodstock Boulevard, Portland (The start, finish, pancake breakfast, and awards will all take place at the Quad in front of the Gray Campus Center).

What time: 9:00a

Registration: Ages 12 and under – $20, Ages 13 and over – $30 through September 8th. The entry fee increases to $35 on September 9th. You can register online HERE.


First Annual Mountainside Mavericks 5K Run/Walk

The brand new Mountainside High School is off to a great start with their Mavericks logo!

Mountainside High School is a brand new school just off Scholls Ferry Road in the Cooper Mountain area of Beaverton. On September 23rd Mountainside will welcome the community with a 5K Run/Walk that will serve as a friendly introduction to the school as well as a fundraiser for the nascent Mountainside Mavericks activities and athletic programs.

The new Mountainside HS welcomes the community with a 5K run/walk on September 23rd.

The course will show off the new school grounds, campus, and athletic fields, and after the 5K, students and staff will offer guided tours of the interior of the new buildings. There will also be a Lil’ Mavericks kids’ run on the football field. Vendors will have food and drinks for sale, and all participants will receive a T-shirt.

This sounds like a great opportunity to check out Beaverton’s newest high school and run an inaugural event before the “new school smell” wears off!

What: First Annual Mountainside Mavericks 5K Run/Walk

When: Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

Where: Mountainside High School, 12500 SW 175th Ave., Beaverton

What time: 10:00a (Guided tours of the school buildings begin at 10:30a)

Registration:
5K – $30 ($20 for Beaverton School District employees and K-12 students)
Lil’ Mavericks kids’ run – $10
You can register online HERE.

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About Joe Dudman (231 Articles)
Portland, Oregon native Joe Dudman has been running races since his sophomore year in high school, and has accumulated over 600 race shirts through the years. Although he has survived 8 marathons, Joe prefers shorter, faster races like 5Ks and the mile.

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