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Small Race Preview: FireWalker “To Hell and Back” 10K and 5K (Gates)

If you have ever driven between Salem and Bend on Highway 22, you have been to Gates. However, you may have only considered it a minor nuisence, as the small city necessitates a speed limit change down to 30mph. But even with this tiny Santiam Canyon town being out of the way and easy to miss, they are hosting their 3rd annual FireWalker “To Hell and Back” 10K and 5K Run/Walk – a great reason to check out a race in a new location.

The run is put on and benefits the Gates Fire Department – definitely worthy of your support. Gates is one of the small towns that assisted with all the wildfires this past summer and fall, as they are close to the mountains and a short trip from the hotspots. There is no course map yet, but expect an out-and -back run on some roads with hills and curves along the way.

FireWalker “To Hell and Back” 10K and 5K Run/Walk (Gates)

When: Saturday, March 10, 2018
Where: Gates Fire Department
Register: Online here; $35 for 10k & $25 for 5k

About Matt Rasmussen (1283 Articles)
Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching the Olympics, sampling craft beers, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010. Matt joined the Run Oregon team in October 2011, and since then he has spearheaded the blog’s efforts to cover product reviews, news about businesses related to running, and running events in the Willamette Valley.

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