Let’s not forget one of the main reasons races exist. Often times, the race is put on my an organization heavily invested in the community through which the race is run. These groups play pivotal and tangible roles in helping some of the most overlooked aspects of what makes a community great. These races, secure funds for the organizations and help them continue to reach the under-served populations for which they focus their work.
Put on by Securing Our Safety and Eclectic Edge Racing, the Run for the Law 5K and 10K are more than races. This event showcases some of the best aspects of any community. Coming together, participants and the organizations that keep them safe, gather for a day of camaraderie, outreach and fun. Securing Our Safety is a non-profit that is citizen-led, aiming to provide a “stable, and sustainable future for Josephine County, Oregon”. Founded in 2012 by the citizens of the area, this organization secures funding for the long-term success of the county’s criminal justice system. Besides funding acquisition for essential services, Securing Our Safety also addresses those general community well-being factors that also add to the safety of the community as a whole. Through outreach, connecting individuals to services, and restoring communication among residents, elected officials, and public servants this organizations is focused on a multi-level approach to increasing well-being and safety in Grants Pass and neighboring areas.
The race itself will begin and end at Club Northwest in Grants Pass, Oregon. Both the 5K and the 10K courses are large loops through the neighborhoods of Grants Pass. The 5K, after beginning at Club Northwest, goes west on NW Vine Street, then quickly turns left on Hawthorn Avenue. After approximately 1.5K, runners will turn right on NW Midland Avenue for less than a ½ K. After turning left to continue on Highland Avenue for around 2K, runners will turn right on Vine Street to finish at Club Northwest. The 10K is very similar but continues farther on Hawthorne Avenue then goes left for a block on Midland to the east and then south again on Washington Boulevard. Washington boulevard will become 4th Avenue. Runner than take NW E Street To Dummick Street and then the course picks up on Highland Avenue and finished as the 5K course does. The courses showcase the neighborhoods of Grants Pass, highlighting those places the race organizers tirelessly aim to protect and connect.
$20 for pre-registration (there is a late fee added for day-of registration) and there are also Dry Wick t-shirt are available for order.
Date: Saturday, March 2, 2019
8:30 am – Kids Dash
9:00 am – 10K Run, 5K Run/Walk
10:15 am – Awards in the Club Northwest parking lot
Course Map: Here