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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We started the Run Oregon blog in February 2007, because felt like running in Oregon and SW Washington deserved more positive coverage. We also wanted to level the playing field so that small, non-profit races could compete with big events; and to support local race organizers.

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