Small Race Preview: 2019 Portland Parks & Recreation 5K Series – Westmoreland Park on June 9

Westmoreland Park 5K Map 640px POG

The next race in the Portland Parks & Recreations awesome 5k Series is taking place at Westmoreland Park – a long and narrow park that you may be familiar with as where the Oregon Dairy Association holds the milk carton boat races. If that doesn’t help, it’s a tad west of SE McLoughlin and south of Bybee. The course should remain the same as in years passed – two loops around the park after a quick circling of the casting pond.

Even though these races are cheap – don’t let the low price fool you into thinking these are shoddily run. In addition to being a great value, they are very well-organized, chip timed, and don’t skimp on the amenities. The even offer a Sprinters 5k start for those who run sub-30 minutes (meaning you likely shouldn’t have to jockey for postion with a wall of 8 year olds.

There are also typically a bunch of family activities afterwards, from climbing walls to music and other activities.

What: Portland Parks & Recreation 5K Series (Race #5: Westmoreland Park)

When: Sunday, June 9, 2019

  • 8:45am: Sprinters 5K
  • 9:20am: Kids Fun Run 1K/2K
  • 9:40am: All Runners 5K

Where: Westmoreland Park


About Author

Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching hockey, going to as many breweries (618) and wineries (152) as he can, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.

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