Small Race Preview: Lostine River Run 10k & 5k

When a small community, of barely over 200 people, in Eastern Oregon hosts a race that draws nearly 200 participants, you can only assume that there is something pretty special about the event. If you’re not a local but willing to make the trek, the Lostine River Run in Lostine, Oregon sounds like the perfect place to run wild and free on Independence Day weekend!

This year’s event marks the 36th year that the Lostine River Run has helped support the quaint community in Wallowa County. The race offers both a 5k and 10k that follows the scenic Lostine River from the start down into town. Let me repeat that: down into town. Runners will be bused to the start. There is also a 1 mile out-and-back walk for those that prefer an easy, leisurely place.

Registration is a nominal $20; $13 more if you want a locally-produced t-shirt. To ensure you get a shirt, register online by June 30th. Medals and ribbons will be awarded to the top five finishers in each age classification and plaques will be presented to overall winners. Proceeds from the event will be used to support the Rotary Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Lostine River Run

When: 9a Saturday, July 6th

Where: Lostine, Oregon

Register: Online for $20


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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