Race Preview: 2017 Winter Formal 5k Run/Walk (Corvallis)

When was the last time you reached for an old prom dress or tuxedo and tried it on? Well, it’s great time to dust the mothballs off that formal wear in time for the Winter Formal 5k Run/Walk in Corvallis on December 2nd!! There’s also the untimed 1k and 1 mile option for the whole family or the Beer/Cider Mile Relay if you want to drink and run!!

The start and finish of the race is in front of Cloud And Kelly’s Public House. 1st Street between Monroe and Madison will be closed for the race. The 5k takes the sidewalk and bike path to Avery Park, and is mostly smooth pavement. The 1 Mile run as well as the 1k head south along the river front and continue on the paved bike path towards the point. The Beer/Cider Mile Relay is a fun event where a 2-4 person team will take turns running a ¼ mile  of a 1 mile course after chugging a 12 oz 2Towns Cider or Block15 Brew. For obvious reasons, you must be at least 21 to participate in this event.

Shirts are included in all the race distances except for the relay, though they are not guaranteed after November 1st (and day of race registration does not include a shirt.) There will also be a finisher prize, a free beverage (Block15 Beer, 2Towns Cider, or Hot Chocolate Bar) as well as food, free pictures, and a Post Race Winter Formal Dance which is hosted by the Salty Dog.

After the race, everyone gets a commemorative finisher prize and there will be the usual awards. There will also be a photo booth present at the race and you will have a chance to vie for the Best Awkward Prom Photo. The best photos will show up on Facebook for a public vote and the winner gets a free entry to the race next year.

So come relive your prom memories or perhaps erase them and make some new ones!



What: Winter Formal 5k Run/Walk, 1k Kids Run, 1 Mile Family Run/Walk, & Beer/Cider Mile Relay

When: December 2nd, 2017 (1k/1 Mile starts at 2:30PM, 5k starts at 3:00PM, Relay starts at 4:15PM)

Where: Cloud And Kelly’s Public House (126 SW 1st St, Corvallis, OR.) Free parking is available a ½ mile from the race start at the corner of 2nd & Washington. There are several other smaller free lots as well. Please note that parking meters on Saturdays are NOT free.

Register: Here. Registration closes the Wednesday before the races at 11:59PM

Registration Cost: 5k is $30, (price increases $5 on race day,) 1k/1 Mile is $15, Relay is $20. Kids 3 & Under race free with parent registration for 1k/1 Mile. Family, group, military, and public service discounts available. Contact the race director ( for a discount code.

Packet Pick-Up: Starts 12:30PM on race day outside of Cloud And Kelly’s Public House near the intersection or on 1st and Monroe

About Author

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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