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Race Preview: 2018 Terrain Race (Eugene)

With so much of our lives planned out and scheduled, it’s an amazing thing to imagine signing up for a race where so little is know other than you’re gonna get muddy.

Terrain Racing is coming to Oregon this summer. To Eugene in May and then back for a Portland adventure in June. The concept is simple: a 5K race loop that includes at least 20 obstacles to conquer. The details beyond that are, for now, mysteries and that’s the fun part. Details about the course will not be available until race day. The website includes a few details to help calm nerves, like that all obstacles can be completed solo (but are easier and more fun with a team) and that any water obstacles will not require swimming. Beyond that, come with shoes ready to be thrashed and a smile that can shine through the mud.

An added element of fun for this obstacle run is that those folks who think a 5K is just not enough can registered for unlimited laps on the course. For an extra $15, runners can go around the course as many times as they want. All finishers of the 5K receive a t-shirt and medal, and those extra lap runners receive a monkey pin for each additional 5K. So there are lots of ways to earn some bling and bragging rights during one Saturday morning.

Bring your squad. Bring your kids (they have kid races too!). Bring your fan club. Or come solo and just bring it.

Terrain Race (Eugene)
When: Saturday, May 26th (wave start times determined upon registration; early waves fill up fast!)
Where: Camp Harlow (3850 Country Farm Road Eugene, OR 97408)
Register: Online
Packet Pick-Up: Race day starting at 7am
Cost: $60 for 5K race (additional $15 for unlimited times around the course; VIP option also available for additional charge)

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About Meg DuMez (21 Articles)
Writer of stories. Organizer of lives. Advisor of academic journeys.

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