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Races on our Radar #42

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!

  • Low-cost Race Alert: This Sunday is the annual “Run with the Duck” in Eugene. There’s a,  kids race at 9:30 (free with online reg) and a 5k at 10a. UO students, faculty, and alumni can register free if they sign up online, too! Online registration closes 10/21 at midnight. Everyone else can sign up for just $15 online!
  • Beer Run:  Oregon Brewery Series Run – this one at Baerlic BrewingThis Saturday brings another. These are untimed fun runs (there is a clock set up though) to explore local breweries, neighborhoods, and provide a stress-free, fun-filled group run/walk. All registrants 21+ get a pint afterwards, too. Sign up online for $30.

Halloween/Day of the Dead Runs we love this weekend:

  • Runaway Pumpkin Half Marathon and 8k – Saturday, October 21 at Cheadle Lake Park in Lebanon. This race is a fund raiser for the ABC House, a Child Abuse Intervention Center. Feel good knowing your registration is going to kids that need support! The half is $85 and the 8k is $50.
  • Day of the Dead Race 5k/10k/mile – Saturday, October 21 in Talent, Ore. The 5k is only $20, the 10k is $25, and the mile is $5 for untimed and $10 for timed.
  • Hell of the Northwest Trail Run Half Marathon/10k/5k – Saturday October 21 at Alsea Falls Recreation Area. Online registration is open until noon on the 20th; the half is $50, the 10k is $40, and the 5k is $40.

Halloween/Day of the Dead Runs we love this weekend:

  • Graveyard Dash 3k/6k – Saturday, October 28 in Vernonia. Registration is only $20 for either distance and funds go to Vernonia Hands on Art. Students pay only $10 – check website for the code.
  • Monster Dash Run for Education – Saturday, October 28 in Ashland. There’s a 10k, a 5k, and a timed mile. Kids under 18 run any distance for $10. Grown-ups pay $15 for the mile and $25 for the 5k or 10k.
  • Tamale Trot 5k/10k – Saturday, October 28 in Salem.  The 10k is $35 and the 5k is $25. Check out family pricing for 2 adults and 2 kids – only $50!

That’s all for this installment.

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About Kelly Barten (894 Articles)
I started the Run Oregon blog in February 2007, because I felt like running in Oregon and SW Washington deserved more positive coverage. I also wanted to level the playing field so that small, non-profit races could compete with big events; and to support LOCAL race organizers. I'm a Creighton Bluejay (undergrad) and an Oregon Duck (Sports Marketing MBA), and I live in Tigard with my husband and two kids. My "real job" is working for an incredibly awesome math textbook company doing marketing and production.

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