Race Preview: 2020 Oregon Brewery Running Series at McMenamins Kennedy School (THIS WEEKEND)

This weekend, consider checking out the new Oregon Brewery Running Series 5k Fun Run at McMenamins Kennedy School. OBRS puts on great events and have ventured back into a COVID world with some modifications. Everyone will register for a 15-minute start time between 10a and 2p and all race participants are required to wear a face-covering and keep a 6ft distance between others. We recommend reading one of our recent reviews of their events.

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 and Dollar For Portland.

5k Details:
When: Saturday, October 24th; Waves 10a-2p – every 15 minutes
Where: McMenamins Kennedy School
What: 5k fun run
Registration: Online here
Registration includes: Race entry, one swag item, one free beer, post race snacks

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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