Race Preview: 2018 Run for the Oaks 10K/5K (Rickreall)

The 3rd annual Run for the Oaks event will be held on Saturday, August 4th at Left Coast Cellars (~20 minutes outside Salem).

All proceeds from the race, food, and wine sales for the day will benefit the Oak Savanna Restoration Project.

Left Coast Cellars has over 100 acres of ecological compensation areas and 70 acres of old growth oak forest. Through time the forest has become populated with invasive species and our goal is to restore the forest to a native oak savanna. We have partnered with the US Fish and Wildlife Service. They will provide the technical expertise for the restoration as well as help us to match any funds we are able to raise ourselves with Federal and State grants. The forest will be a permanent wildlife refuge in the center of our estate and create habitat for native plants, wildlife, birds and insects as well as improving the watershed.

The course will be primarily on gravel roads, with some sections of trail and pavement. In true winery fashion, it is a rolling course, so save your legs! Participants will enjoy views of the beautiful wine country and old growth oak savannas.

Following the race, there will be wine tasting for participants held at the Treehouse Pavilion. Come to run or walk – it’s a great event!


Date: Saturday, August 4, 2018
10K: 9:00 AM | 5K run or walk: 9:15 AM
Where: Left Coast Cellars |4225 N Pacific Highway West, Rickreall, OR
10K: $55 | 5K run or walk: $45
Online here (register by 7/10 to guarantee shirt size!)
Registration Includes: Race logo Patagonia t-shirts, UCAN hydration, complimentary wine tasting after the run, GoVino wine glass, awards, and professional chip timing

For more event info, including course maps, visit the race 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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