There are a lot of things Oregon is known for, and two of them have had a fair share of representation in recent years .. Wineries and Running. There are a lot of options out there, but I personally love the smaller, low-key runs that take place at scenic wineries away from the big city. If you are one of those people too, come to the 16th Annual Gold Dust Run 5k/10k on Saturday June 2nd.
Both the 5k and 10k race courses start at Del Rio Vineyards in Gold Hill. The 5k is an out and back and the 10k will loop you through downtown Gold Hill before meandering onto Lampman Road and back to the vineyard. Even better news.. the course is flat and fast, so no “rolling hills” in the description to worry about for this one.
The 10k run also has a wheelchair option and starts at 8:00AM. The 5k will start shortly after, at 8:15AM. The cost is very affordable as well, as Southern Oregon Running Club members will only pay $20 for either distance and non-members will pay $25. It’s only $7 for ages 17 and under. If you wait until the day of the race, the cost will increase to $30 for the 18 and over crowd. The first 250 finishers will receive a 13 oz glass “wine” mug.
After the race is over, the top 3 male and female runners of each distance will receive a custom Gold Dust Run Brick. Ribbons will also be awarded for individual age groups. Come see what it’s all about this year!
When: Saturday, June 2nd, 2018. 8:00AM for 10k, 8:15AM for 5k
Where: Del Rio Vineyards & Winery (52 N River Rd, Gold Hill, OR)
Registration Cost: All races $20 for SOR Members and $25 for Non-Members. Day of race cost is $30. Ages 17 & under will only pay $7.