Small Race Previews: 2019 Run with the Cops 5k (Springfield) & Tri Trail Challenge (Eugene)

The inaugural 2019 Run with the Cops 5k is coming up in Springfield, OR on March 31st. This Eclectic Edge Racing event is an Oregon Law Enforcement Torch Run and it will raise funds for the Eugene/Springfield Special Olympics. It’s a great cause to step up for!

This 5k covers an out and back course on Middle Fork Path at Dorris Ranch. There will be scenic views to enjoy and the path is paved and perfect for all ages and abilities. You can view the course map here.

Kids 10 & under can do this race for free, though all kiddos must run/walk with a registered adult. The registration fee for adults is $25 until race day when the price increases $10. If you raise a minimum of $25, you’ll earn a 2019 Run with the Cops t-shirt!

Packet pick up will be on the day of the race from 11:30AM to 12:45PM with the race starting up at 1:00PM.


What: 2019 Run with the Cops 5k

When: Sunday March 31st, 2019 at 1:00PM

Where: Dorris Ranch (205 Dorris Street, Springfield, OR 97477)

Cost: $25 before race day, $35 on race day. Kids 10 & under free.

Register: Here 

Packet Pick-Up: 11:30AM-12:45PM on race day


For another Eclectic Edge Racing event just a little earlier on the same day, the 2019 Tri Trail Challenge will be occurring just around the corner in Eugene. This event will be held at Frank Kinney Park.

What is this challenge, you ask? You’ll have to run in three different events, one following the next, and this is how it works: First, you’ll start with an 8k which boasts both a climb and a descent. After this, results will post and all participants will start another race, a 1.5k time trial, in the order that they finished the 8k in 15 second intervals. This time trial also features a climb and descent. After the time trial, everyone gets a 15 minute rest before the final event to finish the race ..  A 3k which is described as flat and fast. Everyone will take off for this final race at the same time.

Everyone will be awarded points based on the overall and age group results for each of the three phases of the trial. Awards will be based on the lowest combined scores, not an overall time. Participants can strategize however they wish, as they may excel in one event more than another.

If the Tri Challenge is not your thing, you could also opt to just participant in the 3k or the 8k only. All of the races start along the Alpine Loop at Frank Kinney Park. Check out the course map for the 3k here, the 1.5k here, and the 8k here. There will be toilets on site as well as refreshments.

The cost of the Tri Challenge is $30 or $20 for the 3k or 8k only. Add $5 on race day. Race shirts are only $12.


What: 2019 Tri Trail Challenge (8Kk Climb & Descent, 1.5k Time Trial, 3k Flat & Fast Loop)

When: Sunday March 31st, 2019 at 9:00 AM for Tri Challenge and 8k, 11:00AM for 3k

Where: Frank Kinney Park (875 Martin Street, Eugene, OR 97405)

Cost: $30 for Tri Challenge, $20 for 8k or 3k only. Costs increase $5 on race day. Add a shirt for an additional $12 by March 22nd.

Register: Here 

Packet Pick-Up: race day

About Author

I'm the owner of Healthy Girl Fitness and I'm a personal trainer, certified AFAA group exercise instructor, and an RRCA certified running coach in SW Portland. I am also the mother of two young boys and am on the board at my youngest son's school. I led a relatively inactive life throughout my 20's until I discovered the world of fitness and running. I ran my first marathon in 2006 and haven't looked back since.

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