All of the in-person runs starting up again this summer means so many opportunities to be out in the community and running alongside friends and neighbors. Community runs are especially sweet because they can provide the chance to see folks you have not been around in over a year. And the chance to do some good at the exact same time.
The Scappoose Centennial Celebration includes a special run this year that is dedicated to Neil Hoffman, a local high school student and track athlete who passed away in 2020. All proceeds from the 10K, 6K, and 1K events will go toward the Neil Hoffmann Memorial Track Fund. Resurfacing and improving the track area at Scappoose High School will make it a great space for future students and runners.
All three course options start and end in Veterans Park. The 10K is the “crown jewel” of the options by using the same flat course as the 6K with added miles in wooded hills and a downhill finish. After the race, participants are encouraged to stick around for the second day of the Scappoose Centennial. The celebration includes bands, parade, car show, beer garden, vendor booths, and a cornhole tourney.
What else is there to say but welcome back runners.
Scappoose Centennial Run for Neil (Scappoose)
• When: Saturday, August 14 at 8am
• Where: Veterans Park (52590 Captain Roger Kucera Way)
• Register: Online
• Packet Pick-Up: Race Day
• Cost: Kids 1K for $5. 6K for $20. 10K for $35. Virtual 5K for $20.