Portland Parks & Rec’s $5 5K Runs (Portland Metro)
I’m not a runner but I have caved to peer pressure and will be running a 5K this year. Running is not cheap. Some events are $30-40 for adults and $15-25 for kids. That’s why I was super pumped to have just found Portland Parks & Rec’s $5 5K Runs!
Yes, five dollars for adults and kids under 17 are FREE! There is also a 1K for kids under 8. Jogging strollers are allowed. This is a great family event held several Sunday’s from May to October at local Portland Parks. Each park is family friendly and the traveling climbing wall and other family activities are included. Plus, Gabriel Park even has a skatepark!
Here are the 2015 runs and locations:
- June 14 – Lents Park (SE Portland)
- July 12 – Gabriel Park (SW Portland)
- August 16 – Laurelhurst Park (NE Portland)
- September 13 – Sellwood Park (Sellwood)
- October 18 – Pier Park (N Portland)
All races are on Sundays and begin at 9:00 am. Go here for more information and to register for an upcoming run! You can also check out the $5 5K Facebook page.
Lori White is a homeschooling, home-birthing mom of 4 frugal boys & a shopping addicted girl.
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