Hot Buttered Run
Events and price:
12k $50 (if under 18 years old, $18)
5k $45 (if under 18 years old, $18)
Kids Kandy Kane Dash $8-12
Online registration closes 11/24/14 at 6:00pm!
Location: Esther Short Park; Downtown Vancouver, WA
Beneficiary: Race to Remember and The Boys and Girls Club in Vancouver. Additionally, Energy Events will match every nonperishable food item you bring on race day and donate it to the Clark Country Food Bank.
Swag: Long Sleeve T-shirt, Hot Buttered Rum, Hot Chocolate, goody bag
Course: Both the 12k and 5k are flat and fast.
And I also love the fact that the first year I ran it with my best friend Cari, someone ran in a Gingy costume (the gingerbread man from Shrek) and we look forward to getting a picture with Gingy EVERY YEAR. There are tons of other great photo ops too! And tons of post-race snacks (I really hope they have those Biscoff cookies...). And it's one of the few races that has a 12k option, which I find kind of fun to do.
Lastly, bag check at Energy Events races is always super quick and efficient, which REALLY matters for winter races! It sucks standing in the cold waiting to check in/out your bag. But Kathy and the volunteers do an amazing job of getting you taken care of, and that's pretty AWESOME (and uncommon!).
Run Oregon bloggers Amber and Robin wrote race previews also--be sure to check them out :)
Hot Buttered Run is just a really great, feel-good event for the entire family. I hope to see you out there!!!