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2018 Races on our Radar #6: February 6

This is the latest in the Races on our Radar series, where we report on cool and/or low-cost races, group runs, price and registration deadlines, and other things we think you should know about it.

We would like to you hear from you, too. If you’re in the know on a race that you think others need to check out, be sure to let us know with our contact form. Tell us what you love about it and be sure to include a link.

Here’s a 5k happening for a great price this Saturday, February 10. The Love MUch 5k is at Multnomah University and is only $20 if you register online or $25 DOR. Multnomah University is at 8435 NE Glisan Street in Portland.

There’s an Oregon Brewery Series 5k this Saturday at the Portland Cider Co. in Clackamas! You can save $5 off registration with the code Portlandcider5. Get the details and register online – or volunteer and earn yourself a free beer!

Use the code RUNOREGON to save 10% off any Why Racing events – check out their great line-up here. Next up is the Couve Clover Run on March 25, offering a 3-miler, 7-miler, and 10-miler. They have events roughly every month so there’s lot of fun going on!

Our blogger Alexa earned a code you can use to save 15% off any Terrapin Race – enter AMB18ALEXA when registering to save. Their next event is this Saturday, the “My Muddy Valentine” at Lee Farms. After that is the Dirty Leprechaun on March 17.

The “Miles in Chiles” Portland Indoor Track Series has two more meets coming up: Meet #4 is on February 7 (800m, mile, 3k), and Meet #5 is on February 14 (3k).

Sign up for the Zena Road Races 9.5-miler, 6-miler, or 3-miler by February 15 for the best price – $35. Note this is a new time of year for this race; this year it is on Sunday, February 18, at the usual location outside Salem.

The final race in the PRC Winter 5k Race Series is this Saturday, Feburary 10 at PRC’s Beaverton store at SW Scholls Ferry and Nimbus. Registration is $30 and comes with a delicious brunch from Stanford’s. This is the prediction race – no watches allowed!

The Jumpstart Valentine’s Run in The Dalles is back! This is a great race, raising funds for youth basketball programs. The run is on Saturday, February 10, and includes a 3k, 5k, and 10k. And it’s only $10 if you sign up without ordering a shirt via the mail-in form, or $15 DOR.

Foot Traffic’s All-Comer Youth Track Meets are starting up again in about a month, with the first meet on Thursday, April 12 at Grant High School. It’s only $3 to participate, and is open for all athletes 18 and under. Get more info here and share the details with young runners you know.

The Mastadon 10ish Miler has a price bump on February 18. Sign up before then for $45 or after that date for $50. This trail race is on Saturday, March 3 outside Bend.

One cool race coming up at the end of the month is the Buck Mountain Mudslinger. It’s a 6.6-mile trail run and if you sign up online it’s only $30 (compared with $45 at the race). Plan ahead and save some money.

And finally – remember the Foot Traffic Event Expo is this weekend! Saturday, February 10 from 10a-4p at their NW Portland store located at 13306 NW Cornell Road.

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About Kelly Barten (930 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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