Welcome to a new year of 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.
Heads up: Daylight Savings Time is next Sunday morning, March 11. Don’t miss your race by sleeping in!
Here are a few price increases worth noting:
Registration for the Eugene Marathon, Half, and 5k goes up on March 15. Before then, the full is $110, the half is $90, and the 5k is $25. Starting on the 16th, the prices are $120/$100/$30.
Some Hood to Coast Race Series races have price increases coming up on March 25:
- Hippie Chick Quarter Marathon, 15k, and Half Marathon (May 12): Prices for the distances are $65/$70/$75 until that date and then they go up $10.
- Helvetia 10k, 15k, and Half Marathon (June 9): Prices are $55/$60/$65 and they go up to $60/$70/$75.
Hey! Who likes free race entries? If you volunteer at any ORRC event, you will receive a code for a free registration to an ORRC 10k or 5k within 12 months of your volunteering. One race they have coming up soon that always needs volunteers is the Vernonia Marathon and Half Marathon, running on April 15. Click here to learn more about the race; to volunteer just email volunteer RD Mark Barrett at Mbarretts@aol.com or call 503-821-9577.
Here are some low-cost runs for this weekend:
The Run for the Shamrock is on Saturday, March 10 in Eugene, and it’s only $20 for adults if you sign up before March 9th. The run is at Alton Baker Park at 9:30a and there’s a 10k and a 5k.
Members of the South Coast Running Club can do the Run of Two Cities Saturday at 9a in Coos Bay for just $10. Non-members pay only $20, still a great deal
There’s another $20 race in Eugene on Sunday, March 11: the Suddenly Sleepy Sleepwalk is $20 through Friday. It’s at Alton Baker Park, as well.
That’s it! Keep us posted with what you’re watching so we can share it with others.