Race Preview: 2019 Happy Valley Fun Run (10K and 5K run/walk)

Each time I drive through Happy Valley I invariably think to myself “It’s so pretty here!” and always want to explore more. Luckily, coming up on Saturday, May 11th, the 40th annual Happy Valley Fun Run gives that exact opportunity! With a 10K run, 5K run/walk, and 1 mile Kid’s Dash (ages 12 and under), it’s a great excuse to take the whole family and enjoy the beauty of Happy Valley – for a good cause as well! All proceeds benefit and fund programs at Happy Valley Elementary School.

Kicking off the event is the 1 Mile Kid’s Dash at 8 AM and the 5K and 10K racers will head out at 8:30. All participants in the Kid’s Dash will receive a medal and top finishers in the 5K and 10K will receive awards. The 5K and 10K are also chip timed by Scovel Racing.

All distances will start and finish at Happy Valley Elementary school. The course is a loop (really, it’s a square) with a small detour through Happy Valley Nature Park.

Will I see you there!?


Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019
Kid’s Dash: 8:00 AM | 10K and 5K: 8:30 AM
Where: Happy Valley Elementary School
Kids’ Dash: $16 | 10K and 5K: $26  |  *add $10 to each price after 4/22
Online here

For more event + packet pickup info, visit the registration page and be sure to follow their Facebook page!


About Author

Bobi Jo has lived all over the midwest but moved to Portland in 2007 and now calls it home. She started casually running in 2012 and trained up for the "Run Like A Mother" 5k as her first proper event. She got a taste of the runner's high and is now a veteran ultrarunner. While running is her favorite sport, she is a "Jill of all trades, master of none" - her other hobbies include rock climbing, hiking, skiing, mountain biking, snowshoeing, and traveling the world. On her elusive rest days, she is an avid bookworm and a Green Bay Packers fan.

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