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Preview: Viking Vengeance 10k/5k/Kids Run

The summer is great for runners: brighter mornings, fewer layers, and more drinking fountains turned on. Nights are also longer, which can be rough for those who run after work when the sun is at it’s hottest, but it offers the chance for evening races.

One evening race this month is the Viking Vengeance, running in Forest Grove on Thursday, July 19. The 10k starts at 6:30p, followed by the 5k at 6:45p, giving you plenty of time to get there even if you work downtown.

The proceeds from this race go to the Forest Grove High School Cross Country program and the Forest Grove Youth Running Club, which offers programs for kids in grades 5-8.

The course starts at 1728 Main Street in Forest Grove and meanders through beautiful neighborhoods in Forest Grove, then out towards the B Street Trail. It’s hard to choose between the scenic 10k and the fast 5k, as both have really enticing reasons to choose that distance. If it was me, and I was feeling fast, I’d do the 5k. The 10k course isn’t slow by any means, but if I’m going to run fast, the quicker it’s over, the better! This race will be timed by Huber Timing.

If you’ve got little ones, get there by 6:15p for the free kids race, too!

Here are the deets:

When: Thursday, July 19, 2018

What time: The kids run is at 6:15p, the 10k at 6:30p, and the 5k at 6:45p

Where: The Forest Grove School District office at 1728 Main Street in Forest Grove

Register: Online here or DOR by 6p for $30 for the 10k or 5k (the kids run is free)

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About Kelly Barten (931 Articles)
I started the Run Oregon blog in February 2007, because I felt like running in Oregon and SW Washington deserved more positive coverage. I also wanted to level the playing field so that small, non-profit races could compete with big events; and to support LOCAL race organizers. I'm a Creighton Bluejay (undergrad) and an Oregon Duck (Sports Marketing MBA), and I live in Tigard with my husband and two kids. My "real job" is working for an incredibly awesome math textbook company doing marketing and production.

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