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Dam Good Run
May 13 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT$30 – $40
Hey everyone! After a few years of not having this event, we are excited to announce our first annual Damn Good Run! Besides running or walking next to the beautiful Columbia River, you’ll have the unique opportunity to be on top of the McNary Dam. This section is not normally open to the public and offers great views of the river! This year we’re hosting a 5k & 10k race that starts and ends at West Park (on 3rd street just 1/2 mile West of the Fish Viewing Room). The event will be chip timed by Eastern Oregon Sports Training and you’ll be able to view your results online after the race.
All participants who register by May 1st will receive a short sleeved technical T-shirt with the Dam Good Run logo on the front. Those who register after May 1st are not guaranteed a shirt. Water and snacks will be provided to race participants after the race. Proceeds will go to the Hermiston Historical and Cultural Society. Come help us get this run back on the map!
Race Day Schedule (Sat, May 13th);
7:45am – Check & in person registration opens at West Park
8:50am – Final instructions
9am – 5k & 10k Race start time
5k Course description;
– The 5K course is an out and pack that starts at West Park and heads East up the hill to the entrance of the McNary Dam. Runners will go about 1/2 way across the dam and then turn around and follow the route back down to the finish line at West Park.
10k Course description;
– The 10k course follows the 5k course up to the Dam and back down the hill. When 10k runners reach the Fish Viewing Room, they will continue North towards the Columbia River where they will run a large loop through the well marked Nature Trails. There is one aid station provided for the 10k around the 3.5 mile mark. The 10k finish line will also be at West Park.
*Taking pictures on top of the dam is not permitted
*If you’re planning on walking the 10k, we ask that you be abe to finish in under 2 hrs