If you are looking for a St. Patrick’s Day race that has more than enough participants to feel festive, but not so many that it’s like a giant parade, then the Luckython may the race for you. Last year, over 500 runners showed up to The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club in Aloha, and this year should draw as many again. (My recap of last year’s event is here.)
This is a well-established race on a golf course, with a race course that should be familiar to frequent Uberthons participants, as this venue has been used for the Winter Event and the Halloweenathon as well. However, Uberthons has made some changes to mix things up. The traditional 5K will start at 8:30 a.m. and include the usual perks (chip timing, instant results, finisher’s medal, entry to the post-race food bar). New to the race this year is a fun run option that will start at 10:00 a.m. This is an untimed run with options for a 2.5K or 5K run, and it comes with a number of fun stations along the way, including “eat a clover” and “drink Irish lemonade.”
Runners are not only encouraged to show up in St. Patrick’s Day-themed costumes, but can also take part in the costume contest, with judging to take place at 9:30 a.m. (in between the traditional 5K and the fun run). There will be multiple categories, including a cash prize for the People’s Choice winner!
But wait – there’s more! Pre-race packet pickup will be at Big Al’s in Beaverton, and there will be a Uberthons bowling tournament!
When: March 17, 2017, at 8:30 a.m./10 a.m.
Where: The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Course, 4805 SW 229th Avenue, Aloha, Oregon
Register: Online here ($30 for 8:30 a.m. chip-timed 5K, $15 (no medal/food) or $30 (medal/food included) for 10 a.m. untimed 2.5K or 5K; small processing fee will be added)
Pre-race packet pickup: March 15, 2017, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Big Al’s, 14950 SW Barrows Rd, Beaverton, Oregon