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.
Low-cost Races Coming Up Soon:
- The next Taco Tuesday Twilight Trot is TONIGHT: Tuesday, February 5 at 6p from Eclectic Edge Events’ office at 750 Commercial in Eugene. It’s $20 for pre-registration and $25 DOR. Registration includes the 5k run, the post-race taco bar, and an adult beverage.
- This Saturday is the Jumpstart Valentine’s Day race in The Dalles which is only $15 day of race, and $10 if you can register ahead of time! Here is a registration form you can print off. There is a 3k, a 5k, and a 10k, and all proceeds benefit the PE program at Colonel Wright Elementary. Shirts are available too; the DOR registration with a shirt is $35 (shown to the left).
- On Saturday, February 9, you can run the Couples Classic 5k for just $15 when you sign up by February 8. The race is at River Road Park in Eugene.
- There’s a free Hot Chocolate Run hosted by CORK this Sunday, February 10, in Bend. Meet at Loge Estrada at 9a for a fun group run and treats.
- The Rogue River Half Marathon coming up on February 23 in Rogue River, Ore., has a super low registration price of $35 for the half. There’s also a 5k for only $20.
- Next Wednesday, February 13 is the last Miles in Chiles indoor track race at the University of Portland. At this mini-meet, there will be a 400m, an 800m, and a mile, and each race is just $5 to run. Get more info here.
Other Races/Runs That Caught Our Eye:
- There’s an Oregon Brewery Running Series race this weekend at Von Ebert Brewing in the Pearl District (PDX). In addition to a great 5k(ish) course, participants get to drink a complimentary pint while listening to live music.
- The Couple Shuffle 10k and Love Stinks 5k are running on Saturday this weekend down in Medford. There’s a free kid’s race at 8:50a and then the adult’s races will start. They have some fun categories like parent/child, couple, and single for their awards, and the race is on the golf course at the Rogue Valley Country Club.
- My Muddy Valentine is this weekend on Saturday as well! This is an obstacle course race that has a price increase at midnight tonight (Tuesday, February 5). So, sign up today for $65 (solo), $120 (couples), and $35 (kid’s race). Tomorrow the prices are $75/$140/$45.
- The Sweet Home Sweetheart Run is on Saturday as well, and has a free 1-mile kid’s run starting at 10a and then a 10k and 5k at 10:30. The 10k is $40 and the 5k is $30.