Events and price:
1 Mile $14
1 Mile & 5k $25
Kidathon FREE ($10 for a medal)
**NO day of race registration**
Location: Cook Park; Tigard, OR
Swag: Every finisher gets a nice, hefty Uberthons medal. There will be hot cocoa and post-race snacks. Pins for age division winners; necklaces for those running their first 5k with Uberthons (even if they've run any other race prior--your first Uberthons 5k is special!)
Course: The 5k contains both dirt and paved trails. It's nice--pretty, well-marked, and not hilly.
Past recaps: 2014 New Yearathon
Last year, after multiple requests from runners, Uberthons decided to put together a small, no-frills January run at Cook Park in Tigard, Oregon--the 2014 New Yearathon. Shortly after creating the event, runners clamored for a medal to be added to the race, so Uberthons added that to the race too!
It'll be cold, and the picnic shelter can get chilly, even with the two space heaters, so be sure to dress warm and get there early, since the parking lot fills quickly and there's no bag check. I love that Uberthons has kiosks where you can check your official time immediately after the race.
I'm also excited to see what Uberthons has in store for 2015! Last year they had their Uberthons Jacket program, and I've heard they're doing something different this year but haven't announced what. They're also bringing back the pins for age division winners.
I'm excited to see that New Yearathon is returning for 2015 and can't wait :) Even though I'm slow and not in race-shape right now, it'll be a good race to transition back into it!