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Race Preview: 2019 Portland Pride 5k

The 2019 Portland Pride 5k, held on the University of Portland campus is back for it’s second year during the university’s Alumni weekend. Come check out this cool event and course that may even find you running against some athletes of yesteryear. The Men’s Cross Country team finished last year in 3rd place (!) at the NCAA Championships and the Women’s finished with their highest ranking ever (12th).

The event kicks off at 830am on Saturday, June 29th and should feature some great and unique backdrops – including some really cool spots through the campus itself. The top male and female finishers will receive FREE Nike shoes!

Registration is $40, but comes with a nice Nike T-Shirt and a full breakfast after the race. And when I say breakfast, I mean breakfast!

Now THAT’S a post-race meal!

$10 of entry fees support Pilots XC as a tax-deductible donation. Judging by the other pictures from their inaugural event last year, this looks to be a super fun event! It’s also Alumni Weekend, so you may even see some former UP runners to compete with!

When: 830a on June 29, 2019
Where:  University of Portland
Register: Online here; $40 for adults and $20 for minors (no strollers however)

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About Matt Rasmussen (1357 Articles)
Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching the Olympics, sampling craft beers, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010. Matt joined the Run Oregon team in October 2011, and since then he has spearheaded the blog’s efforts to cover product reviews, news about businesses related to running, and running events in the Willamette Valley.

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