Columbia Gorge Race Previews (3/14/20): OBRS 5k at Ferment Brewing (Hood River) and St. Patty Day Columbia River Trail run/walk (The Dalles)

On March 14th, 2020, join Oregon Brewery Running Series in the Columbia Gorge at Ferment Brewing in Hood River. “Located on Hood River’s waterfront, the second floor tasting room at Ferment offers expansive views of the Columbia River Gorge, frequent sightings of world-class kiting, and observation of our brewery down below.” The course for this race is not yet available, but it will be sure to include beautiful views of the river and gorge.

As with all OBRS events, you’ll want to arrive about 30-45 minutes before the race starts at 11, so you have time to pick up and customize your race bib. You’ll also want to leave any extra clothing in your car and plan to carry your car keys and other essentials (or leave them with a non-runner), as there is no bag check. The race course is 3.1ish miles long, the course will be open (not closed to cars), and participants will be expected to stay on sidewalks and obey all traffic laws. There is no timing mat or even a clock, so you can choose to keep track of your own time, or not. The first male and first female to cross the finish line will receive a growler filled with the beverage of their choice.

After you cross the finish line, there will be music, snacks, and drinks (one beer for participants age 21 or older). There will be a raffle for items from sponsors as well as OBRS swag. The cost is only $30 for the run, or $40 if you want to purchase a tee-shirt, and 10% of all the proceeds will support the series nonprofit partners, the Oregon Brewshed Alliance, Dollar For Portland, and Life Vest Inside.

Ferment Brewing 5k Details:
When: Saturday, March 14; 11am
Where: 403 Portway Ave, Hood River, OR (map)
What: 5k fun run
Registration: Online here
Registration includes: Race entry, one swag item, one free beer, post race snacks

If a time trial race is more to your liking, head to The Dalles on March 14th for the annual St. Patty Day Columbia River Trail run/walk. The fast flat course starts at the Lewis and Clark Festival Park and takes you along the paved Columbia River Trail offers the choice between a 3k, 5k, and 10k race. This event is a fundraiser for the Colonel Wright Elementary Physical Education program. FREE running glove and socks to pre-registered Shirt order participants!

St. Patty Day Columbia River Trail run/walk
When: Saturday, March 14; 10am
Where:  Lewis and Clark Festival Park, The Dalles (Map)
What: 3k, 5k, 10k
Registration: print and mail or email registration form

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