Small Race Preview: Race for the Ace 5K (Springfield)

The 4th annual Race for the Ace is a poker-themed 5K fun run/walk hosted by Eclectic Edge Racing. The race benefits the Eugene-area’s PeaceHealth Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, which provides quality health care to the infants, children, and young adults, as well as providing support for their families.

As racers make their way along the scenic 3 mile course beside the river and through the PeaceHealth RiverBend campus, they’ll collect playing cards hoping for the best 5 card hand! There are prizes for place finishers and best poker hands. If the cards aren’t ever in your favor, there are plenty of great raffle prizes available, poker-themed swag bags for everyone, and free pizza at the finish line provided by TrackTown Pizza.

You can check out the course map here.


Date: Sunday, July 21, 2019

Time: 10:00 am

Location: Riverbend Annex | Springfield, OR

Price: $25 (ages 17-59), $20 (17 & under and 60 & over). Add $5 for race day registrations.

RegistrationOnline here

Be sure to check out their Facebook page for up-to-date details as well!

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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