First Run 10K/5K

  Eugene, OR
Event photo for First Run 10K/5K

Races at this event

  • 5K / 3.1M — Road Run
  • 5K / 3.1M — Road Run

Event Info

Event Website
Eugene, OR


Sunday, December 31, 2017 (New Year's Eve)
10:30pm - 11:45pm - Race Day Registraion & Packet Pickup
(Columbia Foyer @ Valley River Inn)
11:59pm - 10K & 5K Run/Walk Start
Awards ongoing as participants finish

Event Description:
Start the new year with a scenic run or walk in this unique event. You can choose to participate on New Year's Eve or on New Year's Day or BOTH! Post event celebration, refreshments & special bar pricing hosted by McGrath's Fish House on NYD this year!

Event Challenge:
Participants completing both events will be eligible for extra awards, based upon the cummulative time from each event. These awards will likely not be presented on race day. There are three combinations of event doubles: 1) Run both 5K events (10K total), 2) Run one 5K event and one 10K event (15K total), and 3) Run both 10K events (20K total).

In Eugene, take the Delta Highway to the Valley River Center exit. Turn left at the first stoplight after the exit (Valley River Way), and proceed south 1/2 mile to the Valley River Inn.

Course Maps:
The 10K and 5K run/walk for both New Year's Eve and New Year's Day start and finish adjacent to Valley River Inn, in the cul de sac next to McGrath's Fish House. All courses will follow the bike paths along the Willamette River once completing a short section through the VRC parking lot. The courses are flat, fast and scenic. The 5K is an "out and back" into Skinner Butte Park and the 10K course is different this year! The 10K remains on the Valley River Center side of the bridge the entire time, with two out and back sections that take runners over the Delta Hwy bike bridge first, then to the Owosso Bike Bridge past Marist High School second. Water station to be located on both courses.

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Map of First Run 10K/5K