2019 Races on our Radar #4: January 22

Welcome to the latest post in the 2019 Races on our Radar series, where we report on cool and/or low-cost races, group runs, price and registration deadlines, and other things we think you should know about it.

We would like to you hear from you, too. If you’re in the know on a race that you think others need to check out, let us know via email, twitter, or facebook!

Low-cost Races Coming Up Soon:

  • Tomorrow (January 23) is the second Miles in Chiles indoor track race at the University of Portland. At this mini-meet, there will be a 200m, an 800m, and a mile, and each race is just $5 to run. Get more info here.
  • The Couples Classic will run on February 9 in Eugene. It’s a 5k that’s only $15 without the shirt or $25 with the shirt, when you sign up online ahead of time.
  • You know we love tacos – so we love the Taco Tuesday Twilight Trot 5k Series in Eugene! Your $25 registration includes a drink and taco bar. The next race is Tuesday, Feb 5 at 6p.
  • Remember to sign up for the Zena Road Runs! They do have a price increase on February 13, and all three of their distances are the same price ($35) – including a 15k! That is a great deal for what’s becoming a more rare distance.

Other Races/Runs That Caught Our Eye:

  • The Truffle Shuffle is on Sunday, February 10 in Eugene, and they’re offering complimentary entries to all Veterans. And if you’re not a Veteran, the regsitration for this 2-miler and 4-miler is $25, with proceeds supporting Veteran’s families through St. Vincent de Paul. There’s a kid’s 700m Fun Run starting at 12:45p and the other races follow, with the 4-miler at 2p, giving you all morning to get things done before the race.
  • The Hagg Lake Mud Runs – the 25k/50k event out at Hagg Lake near Forest Grove – still has room in the Saturday 50k and Sunday 25k. (You can also run the double.) The only option that’s sold out is the Saturday 25k, but there is a waitlist to which you can add your name. Or you can sign up for the Saturday 25k AND Sunday 25k (running both) for $112. If you’re signing up for just one race, the 25k if $76, the 50k is $96. The traditional double (50k on Saturday and 25k on Sunday) is $122.
  • One of my favorite relays is the Three Capes Marathon Relay. A team of up to 5 people run from Tillamook towards Pacific City at this low-key, beautiful and challenging 26.2-mile race. It’s on Saturday, Feb 23 and if you’re interested in joining a team but don’t have one yet, email us! I’m putting together a few teams and can fill you in.

Upcoming Price Increases

  • The Helvetia Half (organized once again by Run With Paula) has a price increase on February 1, so sign up by the 31st to get the best price. On the 1st, the half goes from $79 to $85, the 10k goes from $59 to $65, and the 5k goes from $39 to $45. The 2019 Helvetia Half is on Saturday, June 8 in Hillsboro.
  • The Heartbreaker Half Marathon, 10k, and 5k will run on February 17, and there’s a price increase from February 3. On that date the half will go from $79 to $89, the 10k will go from $59 to $64, and the 5k will go from $44 to $49.
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We started the Run Oregon blog in February 2007, because felt like running in Oregon and SW Washington deserved more positive coverage. We also wanted to level the playing field so that small, non-profit races could compete with big events; and to support local race organizers.

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