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Mid-Valley Race Previews (3/14/20): Salem Paddy Pint (Salem), Kids Run to Get Lucky (Corvallis), & iRun for the Kids (Albany)

Join the Salem community on Saturday March 14th for the 4th Annual Salem Paddy Pint offering a Kids Dash (400 meters), 5k and 10k.

  • Kids Dash $0.00 Starting at 9:50am
  • 5k $25.00 starting at 10:00am
  • 10k $30.00 starting at 10:00am
    • *prices increase after March 12th*

The 4th Annual Salem Pappy Pint, hosted by Kristen Smith Family Dental Group will take place at Salem Riverfront Park (200 Water st NE, Salem OR 97301) This will be a kid friendly event. Grab your green, grab a friend and don’t miss out on this fun time. In 2019, this event raised $8,613.10 that went to the Dental Foundation of Oregon and Marion County Children. This is a great number and a great event to take part in.

Packet pick up will take place from 2-6:00pm on Friday March 13th at Gallaghers Fitness (135 Commercial NE Salem OR 97301) and race morning near the start/finish from 8:30am to 9:40am.

Raffle Tickets: Will be sold on the day of the race beginning at 8:30 AM for $1 each or 6 for $5. You must be present to win. If you have purchased a ticket, the winner will be announced at the race. Tickets may not be sold to persons under 18 years of age unless the parent or legal guardian of the purchaser witnesses the transaction. All sales are final.

****Remember we will be selling *RAFFLE TICKETS* $1 each or 6 for $5 the morning of the race and winners will be announced after the race.

Join this event on Facebook here.


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If you’re in the Corvallis area, don’t miss out on the 7th Annunal Run to Get Lucky 15k, 5k, 1 mile or 1k race hosted by Best in the West Events. You’re welcome to walk, run, or race this event, moving along the riverfront and through local parks. The later start makes it nice for families. Sleep in, get up and grab some green and head on out for a fantastic time. Stick around post race for food from Cloud & Kelly’s, an Irish Street Festival with dancing music and more!

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Schedule:

  • 1 mile 12:30
  • 1k 12:30
  • 15k 1:00
  • 5k 1:30
  • Awards 2:00
  • Beer mile 3:30
  • Start and Finish will be in front of Downward Dog at 130 SW First, Corvallis OR 97333. Check out the course maps here. Don’t forget to dress up, there will be a costume contest with prizes!
  • Packet pick up will be Friday from 4-6pm at Heresco Chiropactic, located at 408 NW 7th St in Corvallis. Day of pick up will be available at 11:30 near Downward Dog.
  • Find out more about this event and register here.

Join this event on Facebook here.


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Albany Public Schools Foundation and Anytime Fitness Albany is hosting their 17th AnnualiRun for Kids race on Saturday March 14th. You can expect over 650 runners to come out race morning for either the 5k, 10k, 15k or Little Leprechauns Dash (800 meters). This event will start and end at West Albany’s Memorial Stadium) 1130 SW Queen Ave. Albany 97321). All proceeds to go benefit Albany’s Public School Foundations.

  • 7:30am registration begins.
  • 15k race: 9:00am $48.00 ($15.00 for students 18 and under)
  • 10k walk/run: 9:30am $42.00 ($10.00 for students 18 and under)
  • 5k walk/run: 9:30 $38.00 ($10.00 for students 18 and under)
  • Little Leprechaun Kids Dash (800 meters) 9:10am $10.00 pre-k through 2nd grade
  • Register for this event here or on race morning near the starting line. At registration or packet pickup, get your free Goody Bag (while supplies last). Post race, grab your bottled water and free snacks and your finishers medal for the 5, 10 and 15k. All of the race routes can be found here.
  • You can find this event on Facebook here.

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About Julie Mullins (93 Articles)
I am a 41 year-old runner from Dallas, OR. I am married to Jerry (also a runner) and we have three kids (one who will run with us on occasion). I work full time at West Valley Hospital/Salem Health and run as often as I can. I ran in High school but as an adult, started running in 2008. Since then, I have completed 13 full marathons, numerous 5k, 10ks and 15k. I've run two Ultras and just completed my 31st half marathon. My goal is the get my BQ in 2018 at Eugene Marathon! (Pinch me, I DID IT!!!) I also organize a local running group called ZaoFit (on facebook). I LOVE running with others - it is what keeps me motivated to stay consistent, and to keep dreaming big.

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