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Race Preview: 2018 Pear Blossom 10 Miler & 5k (Medford)

Come out to enjoy the 2018 Pear Blossom Run in Medford on Saturday April 14th this year. You have the option of a 5k or a 10 Miler in addition to the Mayor’s Cup Fun Runs.

All of the distances are pretty flat, chip-timed, and have water stations and restrooms all along the course. Wheelchairs and strollers are allowed in the event, but animals, skateboards, bikes, etc will not be permitted.

The 10 Mile race will begin at 8:20AM at the intersection of Oakdale & 8th street. There is a time limit of 2:40 (a 16:00 mile pace) so all course support will end at 11:00AM and the Pear Blossom Run Parade will begin at this time. However, don’t worry too much about this, as the course, which is USAT&F certified, is described as a “flat, fast, out and back with one hill,” so you’ve this in the bag! There is a special handcrank/trackchair/wheelchair division which will start at 8:10AM and there is special parking available to those that participate. If you’d like to see the course map, you can view it here.

The 5k will start at 7:00AM, also at Oakdale & 8th Street. All participants must finish in 60 minutes (a 19:18 mile pace.) This course is also USAT&F certified and flat, all within the Medford city limits. Take a peek at the course here.

There will be 2 distances for the Mayor’s Cup Fun Runs. The 1 Mile Fun Run starts at 7:50AM and the 2 Mile Fun Run begins at 8:30AM. Both begin next to the Justice Building on 8th Street and you can participate in either race or both with the same bib. All course monitoring and support will stop at 9:30AM. See the course maps for these Fun Runs here.

Medals will be awarded for all 5k and 10 Mile finishers, and Fun Run participants will all receive ribbons. There will be a $250 gift certificate awarded to the 1st male and 1st female 10 Mile finisher and a $100 gift certificate awarded for the 1st in each gender for the 5k. There will also be over 200 random drawing prizes as well as a YMCA Open House and free pancake feed from 8:00AM-10:00AM, plus the parade to enjoy!

 

Details:

What: 2018 Pear Blossom Run 5k /10 Miler/Mayor’s Cup Fun Run

When: Saturday April 14th, 2018, 7:00AM for 5k and 8:20AM for 10 Miler. 7:50AM for Fun Run Races

Where: Rogue Valley Family YMCA (522 W 6th St, Medford)

Register: Here

Registration Cost: $23 for 5k and $30 for 10 Miler. Price increases $10 after April 8th. $8 for 1 Mile Race, 2 Mile race, or both races. $15 for dri-fit short sleeve t-shirt, $10 for cotton Fun Run t-shirt. Limited quantity on race day.

Packet Pick-Up: 4/13 from 10:00AM-7:00PM and 4/14 (race day) beginning at 6:00AM at Rogue Valley Family YMCA (522 W 6th St, Medford)

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About Nikki Mueller (213 Articles)
I'm a mother of two boys who is a certified group exercise instructor for Baby Bootcamp in SW Portland. I have two young boys and am actively involved in their co-operative preschool. I led a relatively inactive life throughout my 20's until I discovered the world of fitness and running. I ran my first marathon in 2006 and haven't looked back since.

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