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Join Parks' 5K Races this Summer - March 13, 2012

By David Nguyen

 

This summer, Portland Parks & Recreation will host a series of 5K races – one race each month from May to October at parks across Portland.

 

There’s a fee of $5 for 18 & above runners, but youth ages 17 & under run free!  Kids 8 & under have their own free 1K Fun Run. The races will feature timing bibs, music, and drawings for prizes, along with PP&R’s free rock climbing wall. 

 

Portland Parks is also offering running classes and training opportunities across the city for those who would like to start training for the races.  These programs are offers to all ages, whether you’re a marathon veteran or gearing up for your first race.  Upcoming trainings will be held:

 

University Park Community Center

9009 N Foss Ave   503-823-3631

Spring Track & Field, Ages 8-14, Tue & Thur, 4:30–6:30, $25

 

St Johns Community Center

8427 N Central   503-823-3192

Spring Track & Field, Tue & Thu, 5:00-6:00, $25

 

Mt Scott Community Center

5530 SE 72nd Ave   503-823-1654

Year round Youth Running program, ages 7-16

Spring 2012 Track & Field: Tue, 5:00-6:00, 4/10-5/15/12, $18

Summer 2012 (Track & Field) & Fall 2012 (Cross Country): details TBA

 

Roseway Heights SUN Community School

7334 NE Siskiyou   503-916-5600

Hosts Spring & Summer Track & Field programs