Race Preview: 2017 Scary Run Half/10k/5k by Why Racing Events (Washougal)

You know what is scary? We are starting to preview races for late-October and early-November! Where did 2017 go? You know what’s not scary, Why Racing Events’ Scary Run Half, 10k, 5k coming to Washougal on Sunday, October 29, 2017.

This is the perfect cap to a great WRE season, and it’s one of the last major half marathon’s of the year. The courses will all follow along the Washougal Dike, with the half heading west for an out-and-back before hitting the dike. If the weather holds off a bit, there should be great views of the mighty Columbia and Mt. Hood.

To me, the races seem pretty simple, with lots of straight sections. Make sure you pay attention to the few splits (one where 5k runners will return to the start and 10k runners will head a little further out, and another with 10kers and half runners). There will be signs, volunteers, and flashing lights, but make sure you check out the maps and stay aware.

While the course is very flat (see the elevation chart in the map above), note that the trail is NOT paved, yet not super technical (the video below shows hard packed gravel). There may even be a few spots that go off the main trail…spooky!

Consider donning your best Halloween Costume – there are prizes for most festive and scariest – and stick around for holiday-themed food & beverages at the Fitness Expo.

Scary Run Half/10k/5k (Washougal)
When: Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 830a
Where:  Reflection Plaza at Main Street & Pendleton (1703 Main Street)
Register: Online here; $80 for half, $55 for 10k, $45 for 5k (discounts for minors); Includes shirt and medal

About Matt Rasmussen (1576 Articles)
Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching the Olympics, sampling craft beers, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.
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