Race Preview: 2019 Couples Classic 5k (Eugene)

Couples that run together, Valentines Day is approaching! If your significant other doesn’t run, this is a good day to give it a try! Saturday February 9th 2019 brings us the 42nd Michael DeRobertis Memorial Couples Classic 5000 meter Run and Fitness Walk. What a fun opportunity to lace up with your favorite runner and enjoy a race together!

There will be awards given out to winning teams after the co-ed (male/female team) division. The age group will be based of both runners ages combined. There will also be awards for individual winners if you chose not run as a team, along with wheelchair participants. There will also be numerous random prizes given out to participants from local merchants.

The course is located at River Road Park (1400 Lake Drive, Eugene) timed by Eclectic Edge Racing.

Free child care will be provided by the staff at River Road while you run/walk. That alone, is enough for me to come out for this race! There will also be dressing rooms available after the race with showers and a hot tub! Don’t forget your swim-suit and towel.  Post-race refreshments include Mo’s Chowder, baked good, drinks and more. What a treat!

One of the sweetest part of this Couples “Valentines” Race is the post race blood drive. Immediately after the race, Lane Blood Center will be on-site conduction a blood drive.  Runners, walkers and their guests may register to donate that day, or schedule a blood donation for another day. Please consider, every donation helps up to three patients!

Couples Classic Details: 

When: February 9th 2019

Time: 9:30a race start. 8:15-9:00a is packet pick up and day of race registration at park office.

Where: River Road Park (1400 Lake Drive, Eugene)


  • 5k $15.00 without shirt prior to race day ($5.00 more on race day)
  • 5k $25.00 with shirt prior to race day ($5.00 more on race day)
  • Register on-line HERE!



About Julie Mullins (104 Articles)
I am a 41 year-old runner from Dallas, OR. I am married to Jerry (also a runner) and we have three kids (one who will run with us on occasion). I work full time at West Valley Hospital/Salem Health and run as often as I can. I ran in High school but as an adult, started running in 2008. Since then, I have completed 13 full marathons, numerous 5k, 10ks and 15k. I've run two Ultras and just completed my 31st half marathon. My goal is the get my BQ in 2018 at Eugene Marathon! (Pinch me, I DID IT!!!) I also organize a local running group called ZaoFit (on facebook). I LOVE running with others - it is what keeps me motivated to stay consistent, and to keep dreaming big.
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