Race Preview: 2019 Longview Early Edition Rotary Harvest Classic 10k/5k

Harvest season is considered to be a celebration of abundance.  What better way to share abundance than by supporting a charitable cause that directly helps feed families in need?

The Longview Early Edition Rotary Harvest Classic 5k and 10k in Longview, Washington, on October 5, 2019, benefits the HELP Warehouse whose mission is to provide food banks in both Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties, along the lower Columbia River, with food to offer to the families they serve.

Now in its 40th year, the Harvest Classic, presented by the Longview Early Edition Rotary Club, is a flat and fast course and offers both a 5k and 10k route (open to walkers, too!) that provides a glimpse of downtown Longview and Lake Sacagawea. According to the Harvest Classics Facebook page, the course record holder is famed (and controversial) former distance runner and running coach, Alberto Salazar, who set the 10k record in 1993. Additionally, there is a free quarter-mile kids races for children 12 and under.

Pre-registration is available online and the race will be chip-timed by Athletic Timing. Organizers will also be collecting food donations on race day so please help support their mission by bringing non-perishable items to donate.

Harvest Classic Race Details

When: Saturday, October 5, 2019

Where: 906 New York Street, Longview, WA 98632   (Map)

  • 10k – 8:30
  • 5k – 8:45
  • Kids run – 9:45

Registration: $25; Online or day of the event ($30)


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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