Eastern Oregon Small Race Previews: 2019 St. Anthony Hospital (Pendleton) & PAWS Mutt Strut 5k and Drug Free Run 10k/5k (La Grande)

Do it for the dogs!! The 2019 St. Anthony Hospital & PAWS Mutt Strut is coming up on Saturday, August 24th, 2019 in Pendleton!

This race is a 5k fun run/walk and you can bring your four-legged friends with you. (It’s not required, but it’s a great way to get the pooch out if you have one.) All the proceeds benefit both St. Anthony Hospital Foundation and Pendleton PAWS.

Registration will open the day of the event at 9:00AM and the event begins at 10:00AM. You can check out the course here! For a low cost of $25, you’ll receive a t-shirt and a water bottle if you register by August 14th. Kids 12 and under are fee and no registration is required (though they will not receive the shirt or water bottle.) Registration at this price will end 8/23 at 8:00PM so register now!!


What: 2019 St. Anthony Hospital & PAWS Mutt Strut 5k

Where: Roy Raley Park, (1205 SW Court Ave, Pendleton, OR 97801)

Cost: $25

Register: Here


Also on August 24th, the 2019 Drug Free Run is celebrating it’s 22nd year and will be occurring in LaGrande. This event is sponsored by the Union County Safe Communities Coalition and raises money in support of substance abuse prevention activities in Union County.

Runners can choose between a professionally timed 5k or 10k, or a 1 Mile Fun Run. All distances will begin and end at the Mt. Emily Recreation Area at Owsley Canyon Trail Head. The 10k will begin at 8:30AM, followed by the 5k at 8:40AM. The 1 Miler will be at 8:45AM.

The 5k and 10k are only $25 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under. T-shirts are included in the registration fee and guaranteed until 8/12 . Prices will increase $5 on race day. The 1 Mile Fun run is $5 and does not include a t-shirt, and the cost will increase to $7 on race day.

Awards will go to overall male and female winners in each age group for both the 5k and 10k.

Check out the course for the 1 Mile Fun Run here, the 5k here, and the 10k here.



What: 2019 Drug Free Run 1 Mile/5k/10k

When: Saturday, August 24th, 2019. 10k begins at 8:30AM, 5k begins at 8:40AM, and the 1 Mile Fun Run is at 8:45AM

Where: Mt. Emily Recreation Area at Owsley Canyon Trail Head, La Grande, OR

Cost: 1 miler is $5, 5k/10k youth (12 & under) is $10, 5k/10k adult is $25. Prices will increase race day.

Register: Here

Packet Pick-Up: 7:30AM-8:15AM day of race

About Author

I'm the owner of Healthy Girl Fitness and I'm a personal trainer, certified AFAA group exercise instructor, and an RRCA certified running coach in SW Portland. I am also the mother of two young boys and am on the board at my youngest son's school. I led a relatively inactive life throughout my 20's until I discovered the world of fitness and running. I ran my first marathon in 2006 and haven't looked back since.

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