Mass shootings around the globe have unfortunately become so commonplace in our daily news cycles that it’s hard to keep up with which one is the latest. It seems like only yesterday, but at the same time it seems like eons ago that a school of our own here in Oregon was target of a tragic shooting. The annual Umpqua Strong 9K and 5K run/walk is a tribute and outlet of unity to express hope and determination through a positive community experience. The 3rd annual race will be held on Saturday, September 29th in Roseburg.
Starting and ending at Stewart Park, the course is scenic along the river and through the parks of the city. Bring the whole family – there is kids run (1 mile or half mile options depending on age) and a post-race concert, featuring award winning artist and American Idol contestant Colton Dixon!
Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018
Time: 9K + 5K at 10 AM | Kids Run at 11:15 AM | Concert at Noon
Location: Stewart Park | Roseburg, OR
Price: 9K: $45 | 5K: $40 | Kids Run: $20 | Concert only: $10
Register: Online here!
If you can’t make it to southern Oregon, you can also be a remote runner and have all the race swag mailed to you! If the event just isn’t possible for you for whatever reason, you can always donate, as well.
Proceeds will benefit community grants in honor of the UCC 9 with the input of their families.