Race Preview: 2018 Battle for the Bridge (West Linn)

The 3rd annual Battle for the Bridge Half, 10K, and 5K events will be held on Saturday, June 23rd. These are non-profit races to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. This fundraising event is held at the Mary S. Young Park in West Linn, which offers scenic views of the Willamette River. All events will be chip timed by Uberthons.

The Battle for the Bridge began as a football game between alumni of West Linn High School and Oregon City High School, a game held annually every year since 1921. They are now coming together to raise awareness and money to find and fund a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. Started by two West Linn High School alumni, one of whom is the father of a CF patient, it has since grown to include various events and parties and has raised over $120,000 to date.

This event is proudly supported by Ancestry Brewing and TZ Medical.


Date: Saturday, June 23, 2018
9 AM (packet pickup starts at 8 AM)
Where: Mary S. Young Park | West Linn, OR
Half: $45 | 10K: $35 | 5K: $25
Online here (race day registrations accepted)

For more event info, visit the website or their Facebook page!

About Author

Bobi Jo has lived all over the midwest but moved to Portland in 2007 and now calls it home. She started casually running in 2012 and trained up for the "Run Like A Mother" 5k as her first proper event. She got a taste of the runner's high and is now a veteran ultrarunner. While running is her favorite sport, she is a "Jill of all trades, master of none" - her other hobbies include rock climbing, hiking, skiing, mountain biking, snowshoeing, and traveling the world. On her elusive rest days, she is an avid bookworm and a Green Bay Packers fan.

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