Race Preview: 2018 Taco Tuesday Twilight Trot 5k (Eugene)


Looking to do some fun 5k races in Eugene in 2018? How about one (or 12!) that will include tacos at the end? Come out to the Taco Tuesday Twilight Trot 5k, which is a series of evening races hosted by Eclectic Edge Racing that begins on January 9 and continues one Tuesday a month throughout the year.

The 5k races start and finish at the Eclectic Edge Racing offices in West Eugene and there will be an indoor space available to you both before and after the race to stay warm and dry. This is an awesome perk for those days in Oregon where the weather is just not your friend. The course, which can be viewed via a GPS course map here, is described as “flat and fast on the Fern Ridge bike paths.” Each race will be timed and fully supported, with marshals and one water station about halfway through the route.

After you finish your evening run, you can enjoy a post-race taco bar with both meat and vegetarian options for all participants. You will also get 2 drink tickets, because, let’s face it, you gotta have drinks with tacos. There will also be random prizes and lots of fun.

Registration for these races will open the day after the previous Taco Tuesday Twilight Trot run, and dates are subject to change. However, once the online registration period opens, that month’s date is set! Printed entry forms can only be submitted one month prior to the next scheduled race. Currently only a printable entry form is available for the first event, but online registration will open soon!

What: 2018 Taco Tuesday Twilight Trot 5k 

When: 6:00PM on Jan 9, Feb 6, Mar 6, Apr 3, May 8, June 5, July 10, Aug 7, Sept 11, Oct 2, Nov 6, and Dec 4

Where: Eclectic Edge Racing Offices (750 Commercial St, Eugene, OR 97402.) Street parking near the start/finish will be available.

Register: Online registration coming soon. Printable entry form available here. Mail check (payable to Eclectic Edge Events) and completed entry form to Eclectic Edge Events, PO Box 5862, Eugene, OR 97405. In-person registration available between 4:45pm-5:50PM on race day.

Registration Cost: $25 per race until race day, $30 on race day at the door.

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.

%d bloggers like this: