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2019 Races on our Radar #40: October 15

Welcome to the latest post in the 2019 Races on our Radar series, where we report on cool and/or low-cost races, group runs, price and registration deadlines, and other things we think you should know about it.

We would like to you hear from you, too. If you’re in the know on a race that you think others need to check out, let us know via email, twitter, or facebook!

Coming up in the next 2 weeks:

  • The Dorris Ranch Dirt Dash 3k in Springfield on October 20 is only $9. This XC-style race is hosted by Willamalane Rec District and is free for their youth XC programs.
  • FREE RACE ALERT: Run With the Duck on Friday, October 25 in Eugene is a free 5k! The race starts at 3:30p so you might need to take off from work early.
  • FREE RACE ALERT: ParkRun 5k on the Rock Creek Trail is every Saturday … but you must register ahead of time!
  • Vernonia’s Graveyard Dash 3k on Saturday, October 26 is $20, with proceeds going to help disabled children in their community. Students can run for just $10.
  • The Parkdale Pumpkin Run is on Saturday, October 26 in Parkdale (on the way to Mt. Hood), and you can run either the 5k or 10k for just $15!
  • Also on the 26th is the OSU Dog n’ Jog in Corvallis. It’s a 5k that’s only $20, but if you’re an OSU student it’s only $15.
  • Another option for the 26th is the Wilsonville Fall Frolic 5k. If you sign up online, it’s only $15 and if you wait until the day of the race, it’s still a good price: $25. There’s also a free kid’s run, for which you have to register.
  • Another race on the 26th for only $20 is the Mazama’s 3rd Annual Halloween 5k, running in Klamath Falls.

Further out:

  • Saturday, November 2 is a $15 5k in Bend: the Pine Nursery Pacer 5k and Kids Run – but you have to sign up by October 30! The race is a fundraiser for Ponderosa Elementary School, hosted by the PTA.
  • Autumn Trails Eugene is on Sunday, November 3, and there’s a 3-miler and a 6-miler for $25 and a 10-miler for just $30.
  • Coming up November 9 is the Run 2 Music, raising funds for the Westview High School band program. The race is $20 when you sign up online by November 4.
  • Also on November 9 is Gresham’s Hit the Barlow Trail 5k for just $15.
  • One of my favorite trail half marathons is the Klickitat Trail Half on Saturday, November 9. The race shuttle leaves from the Youth Community Center in Klickitat, and there’s a marathon ($65), a half ($35), and a 5k ($15).

Price bumps etc. to watch for:

  • There are still spots in the Silver Falls 5k, a Friday afternoon race that’s part of a full weekend of racing at Silver Falls State Park. The 7-miler, half marathon, marathon, and 50k are all full. The 5k is $30.
  • The Stub Stewart Trail Challenge 13-miler and 6.25-miler have a price increase on October 19. Until then the longer race is $55 and the shorter is $45, on October 20 both prices go up $5.
  • October 25th brings a price bump for Kevin’s Cup 8k. Right now it’s $33 and it goes up to $37.
  • The Run Like Hell (at Edgefield this year!) in on October 26, and there’s a price bump on October 24. Save yourself from paying DOR fees – through the 24th, the half is $109, the 10k is $74, and the 5k is $56.
  • The Friendsgiving 5k, 10k, and half has a price bump on 10/18. Register by then for the half for
  • $55, and the 10k or 5k for $20. This race is on the Saturday after Thanksgiving (the 30th).
About Kelly Barten (1075 Articles)
I started the Run Oregon blog in February 2007, because I felt like running in Oregon and SW Washington deserved more positive coverage. I also wanted to level the playing field so that small, non-profit races could compete with big events; and to support LOCAL race organizers. I'm a Creighton Bluejay (undergrad) and an Oregon Duck (Sports Marketing MBA), and I live in Tigard with my husband and two kids. My "real job" is working for an incredibly awesome math textbook company doing marketing and production.

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