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Race Preview: 2018 Save the Bee 5k (Veneta)

The 4th annual Save the Bee 5k is run at Richardson Park near the small town of Veneta just west of Eugene on Saturday, April 14th at 10am. The course starts in the day use area of Richardson Park, runs along the lake shore, past the marina, loops through the campground before heading back again the same way. All proceeds of the race go to GloryBee’s SAVE THE BEE campaign. We had someone run this in 2016 and had this to say:

The 5K was an out-and-back, traveling along the lake. It was spectacular running along the lake, feeling the mist and breeze drifting off the water, keeping everyone cool.

At approximately the 1.6 mile point, there was an aid station set-up offering water. Huge bonus points to the event organizers for having this aid station! Also, even bigger bonus points to the organizers for filling the course with energetic, encouraging and enthusiastic volunteers. These volunteers kept everyone on course, and made it simple to follow the course and stay on track.

After winding through the tree covered camp ground, we ran back along the lake to the finish line. Zipping into the finish line, there was a lot of buzz and energy, which was great! The post-event refreshments were staged in the covered shelter area, and featured water, chocolate milk (!!!!! yay !!!!!), peanut butter sandwiches, fruits, granola and a lovely fruit and nut mix that was amazing.

Save the Bee 5K was a fantastic event.

After the race, pick up your race stats receipt from the Eclectic Timing truck and stick around for awards and refreshments.

Save the Bee 5k details:
When: Saturday, April 14; 10am
Where: Richardson Park Campground, Veneta OR (map)
What: 5k
Registration: online here
Registration cost: Adults – $25; Youth 17 and younger – $15; Day of race add $5
Registration includes: Chip timed race, refreshments, awards
Packet Pickup: Friday, April 13, 5pm-7pm at Oakshire Brewing Company (207 Madison St). Day of race starting at 8:30am.


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