The Les Schwab Windy River Relay’s looped course has an epic start and finish on the Hood River Waterfront. It takes participants from downtown Hood River through the beautiful orchards, toward the Cascade Mountains’ majestic views and by serene waterways. The race has a fast second half with its downhill return to the Columbia River at Tamanawas Falls and Cold Spring Creek near Mt. Hood ending back at the Columbia River.
The Oxbow Trail Runs a family fun event in the scenic Oxbow Regional Park, Metro, just outside Gresham on the Sandy River, about 30 minutes from downtown Portland. This year’s date for the Oxbow Trail Runs is September 17. Registration opens on June 26. The 5k is a kid-friendly course, only $25 for those 18 and under.