Race Preview: 2019 Bowerman 5k (Beaverton)

Few institutions have done more to advance athletics than Nike, and the Bowerman Track Club in particular hosts some of the most elite athletes in the world. On July 20th, mere mortals have the opportunity to share a course with the greats by running the 10th annual Bowerman 5k. While the field tends to be fast (last year’s top man finished in 14:39 and the top woman in 16:27), runners and walkers of all paces are encouraged to join. This evening race is held on the Nike World Headquarters campus, so if you’ve ever wanted to run on those lovely private trails, this is your chance.

Runners can race individually or as a team of five in male, female, and coed divisions. All participants will receive a t-shirt, and additional prizes are awarded to the highest fundraisers for the charity partners. The Bowerman Track Club knows we are strongest when we support each other, so proceeds from the race will go toward the Achon Uganda Children’s Fund, the Lopez Lamong Foundation, and Embrace Oregon.

Everyone from children to masters can enjoy this flat and fast race. Last year, the Bowerman 5k reached an all-time high of 900 participants and raising $12,000 for charity. Since this year is the 10th annual event, it’s bound to be bigger and better than ever.

The Bowerman 5k is a perfect race to push your speed and celebrate the collective greatness of Oregon runners!


What: Bowerman 5k

When: Saturday, July 20, 2019

Distance: 5k

Where: Nike World Headquarters at One Bowerman Dr, Beaverton, OR 97005

Packet Pick Up: Race Day at Nike Headquarters starting at 4:30 p.m.

Start Time: 7:00 p.m.

Cost: (Discounts available for early registration)

  • 5k – $40
  • 5k Youth (ages 7-14 only) – $25

Registration: Online

About Kate Ellingsen (36 Articles)
Running brings me immense joy and peace. Like the fabled tortoise, my pace is slow and steady. I ran my first marathon in 2011, then lost my focus following a cross country move in 2012, gradually working my way back to 26.2 miles. I have no aspirations of qualifying for the Olympics or even Boston. The road is big enough for all runners, and my only goal is to be happy and well. Location: Portland, OR 26.2 x 6 & 13.1 x 13
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