Small Race Previews: 2017 Womenspace Wonder Run 5k (Eugene) & Lilly’s Lope For Hope 5k/1k (Philomath)


October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and a great way of supporting the victims and survivors of domestic violence is by participating the in the Womenspace Wonder Run 5k on October 14th in Eugene. All of the funds from this event will benefit the nonprofit organization Womenspace, which provides educational and outreach opportunities as well as creates awareness and support surrounding abusive relationships.

All abilities are welcome to participate in this 5k run/walk. Runners and supporters alike are encouraged to dress up as superheroes to celebrate the heroism of survivors of domestic abuse. Dogs will not be allowed on the course but are welcome to sit on the sidelines. For a printable version of the course map, click here.


What: Womenspace Wonder Run 5k Run/Walk

When: Saturday, October 14th, 2017 at 11:00AM

Where: Alton Baker Park (632 Day Island Road, Eugene, OR)

Register: Here

Registration Cost: $25 for Adults (12 & Over) without a shirt, $40 with a shirt. $15 for Youth (11 & Under) without a shirt, $30 with a shirt.

Packet Pick-Up: October 11th – 13th from 10:00AM-3:00PM at Womenspace. Also available at Beirstein on October 13th from 5:00PM-8:00PM.


Another great cause is the Lilly’s Lope For Hope 5k Run & 1k Walk, which is in honor of Lilly Stangner, a teen who committed suicide on October 23rd, 2013. The proceeds of this race go towards “Lilly’s Grant for Guidance” which funds suicide education in schools as well as counseling assistance for children in the Philomath School District.

The race begins and ends at the Philomath City Park and the course is mostly flat and meanders through Philomath neighborhoods. You can check out the course here. There will be a wellness fair after the race as well as a raffle.


What: Lilly’s Lope for Hope 5k Run & 1k Walk

When: Saturday, October 14th at 10:00AM

Where: City Park (299 S 23rd St, Philomath, OR) Parking available at Philomath High School (2054 Applegate St, Philomath, OR)

Register: Here

Registration Cost: $30. Race Day registration is $35.

About Nikki Mueller (564 Articles)
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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