Strawberries in June .. I can’t think of much better than this symbol of summer. The 33rd Annual Weyerhaeuser Strawberry 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk is coming up fast on June 1st in Lebanon, OR and it should be a fun one.
Consider bringing the whole family to this race, as it takes place during Lebanon’s 110th annual Strawberry Festival. The race will occur before the Grand Parade, and follow the same route through town. You don’t want to miss the free “World’s Largest Strawberry Shortcake!” Your race entry fee will benefit the West Linn Christian Cross Country and Track & Field teams.
The 5k is nice and flat, and it’s an out and back route on a nationally certified course. Even better, you’ll have the parade crowd there to cheer you all along the way. The 1 Mile Fun Run & Walk will occur at 9:30 and will be followed by the 5k at 10:00AM at the American Legion building on Main Street. The Grand Parade will begin at 11:00AM. Stick around for raffle prizes and awards immediately after the races. There’s even an award for the most creative costume, so come dressed to impress!!
This year, t-shirts will be included for all 5k participants, but only if you pre-register by May 21st, so get on that ASAP!!
When: Saturday, June 1st, 2019. 1 Mile Run/Waalk starts at 9:30AM and 5k Run/Walk starts at 10:00AM
Where: American Legion Building (480 S. Main Street, Lebanon, OR 97355)
Cost: $25 for 5k, $8 for 1 Mile
Packet Pick-Up: 7:30 to race time on race day in the American Legion parking lot.
Another fun run for a great cause is the 30th Annual Santiam Hospital Fun Run and Health Walk. This race is a USATF sanctioned event that includes a 3k and a 5k walk and a 3k, 5k, and 10k run.
The race starts at the Santiam Hospital at 9:00AM. If you pre-register will you get the special rate of only $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 & under. T-shirts are an additional $5. Get a team of up to 4 people and the cost is $40 and includes a t-shirt. Costs go up on race day and pre-registration ends on May 30th .
Prizes will go to the top winners and there are some great raffle prizes including two $150 Stayton Sports gift cards, but you must be present to win, so stick around after the race. The post-race festivities will be fun too. There’s a beer garden featuring Snow Peak Brewing, coffee, smoothies, and The Chill Grill Food Truck will be on site as well. Bring your kids, because the Kid Zone will have snow cones, a bouncy house, and face painting. There will also be fresh fruit, scones, music, and prizes to all finishers.
T-shirts for this race are only guaranteed thru May 20th so register soon!
When: Saturday, June 1st, 2019 at 9:00AM
Where: Santiam Hospital, (1401 N. 10th Ave, Stayton, OR)
Cost: $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 & Under. $5 more if you would like a t-shirt. $40 for pre-registered groups (up to 4 people, including shirts.) Cost increases $10 on the day of the race.