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2018 Races on our Radar #9: February 27

It’s practically March, so we’re getting more and more info in our Races on our Radar posts, 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.

With the weather getting nicer, keep in mind that just because there’s still daylight when you start a run in the afternoon it may be dark when you finish. Be prepared with some reflectives and/or lights — even if you can see, cars may not see you.

Here’s what’s cool this week:

The next race in Eugene’s Taco Tuesday Twilight Trot Series is on March 6. Registration is $25 when done online ahead of time or $30 DOR. Runs start at Eclectic Edge’s office at 750 Commercial St and start at 6p; registration includes a taco bar and two drink tickets.

In addition to this Eugene series, there’s the Oregon Track Club Monthly Run/Walk Series starting on Thursday, March 8. These are FREE for OTC members (and anyone can join) or just $5 for non members. You can register online here or DOR from 5p-5:45p. This one is a 5k from Alton Baker Park at 6p.

Other fun run series to keep an eye on: The First Thursday Urban Adventure Run from Fleet Feet PDX will kick off in April, and we anticipate the Discovery Run from the Tualatin Road Runner Sports will as well. These are on the last Thursday of each month. Both are suitable for running or walking, and you can bring the kiddos.

You have one day left to use the code RUNOREGONSHAMROCK18 to save 10% off any adult entry fee to the 2018 Shamrock Run! Sign up online here. The race is Sunday, March 18.

You can still register online for the 10th Annual Lincoln City Half Marathon (running this Sunday) for $55, or for the 10k for $45. Online reg is open until midnight Friday.

This Saturday, March 3, the Run for the Law 10k and 5k in Grants Pass is only $20 for adults and $15 for age 18 and under when you sign up online.

Free kids race! The ORRC Champoeg Park Runs have a free quarter-mile kids race on Saturday, March 3 at 9:30a. The grown-up race distances are 10k, half marathon, and 30k, priced at $45/$55/$65 – and ORRC members will get a $10 discount if you sign up online. Online reg closes at midnight on the 1st.

If mud runs are your thing, check out the Dirty Leprechaun hosted by Terrapin Events. The run is Saturday, March 17 at Lee Farms in Tualatin, and offers a wave start to avoid overcrowding. Prices are currently $65 for this 5k course with 20+ obstacles.

How about trying something totally different? The “Spring Sting” is a multi-sport relay that includes mountain biking, trail running, rope challenges, paddling, and is run this year at Brasada Ranch in Central Oregon, so it’s also going by the name “Brasada Brawl.” There is a “fun” course suitable for newbies and families with kiddos, and a “pro” course if you’re up for a true challenge. Check it out and get pricing and details here.

Early bird pricing is still available for the Beaverton Half Marathon & 5k scheduled for June 3, organized by Run With Paula. The half is $69 and the 5k is $39. Registration includes a shirt, lunch and a beer, plus there are medals for both distances AND rumor has it Run Oregon will staff one of the aid stations!

That’s all for this week. Be sure to keep us posted if there’s something you want us to share, and stay safe out there!

About Kelly Barten (847 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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