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Small Race Preview: 2018 Fools Rush (Cottage Grove)

Celebrate April Fool’s Day with a run up a mountain and back down again. That’s right, Fools Rush is an out and back 5K that starts in downtown Cottage Grove and runs up historic Mt. David and then returns to the start line. This evening 5K is a steep climb with a great view of the south Willamette Valley from the top, making it well worth your efforts. The website also promises a fun surprise to accompany you on your way back down. Interesting . . .

This race is put on by Run CG Run which “supports efforts and resources for the running health of Cottage Grove, Oregon . . . particularly our young runners.” Proceeds from Fools Rush will go to the Cottage Grove High School Jog Club. The funds are used for things like running shoes for high school students, race entry fees for summer high school runners, bark chips for walking/running trails around the high school, and more.

The 5K race course will be open for one hour. Awards will be given to the top overall male and female.

Note: At the time of publishing, registration does not appear to be open via the website. Contact the race director via the Run CG Run Facebook page for registration information.

Fools Rush Details

Date: Sunday, April 1

Time: 6:00 P.M.

Location: The Brewstation, 106 S 6th St, Cottage Grove

Entry Fees: $20 (by 3/26), $30 with shirt
(add $5 if registering after 3/26)

Race Website: Click Here

About Annette Vaughan (484 Articles)
Annette Vaughan is a runner and personal trainer in Canby, Oregon. She began running at the age of 30 and became hooked after her first race (even though she is a self-proclaimed slow runner.) She enjoys small local races from 5Ks to half-marathons, with a 30K on the books as her longest run ever. She has also become a huge fan of obstacle course races and just can't get enough of them. Annette is a certified personal trainer, who believes in promoting movement since our bodies were designed to move. The more we move, the better we move and function in everyday life.

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