Womens running event returns
The Happy Girls Run Forest Grove is back at Hagg Lake for a second consecutive year on Saturday, Sept. 6. This womens running event includes off-road half marathon, 10-kilometer and 5K races around and along lakeside trails and paths.
Registration fee is $85 for the half marathon, $45 for the 10K and $35 for the 5K, and includes goody bags, Happy Girl active wear and post-race refreshments.
The beneficiaries for this years event are the domestic violence agency Raphael House of Portland and the organization Girls Inc., which provides empowering programs for girls.
The field is limited to 500 participants. Registration and more information is available at happygirlsrun.com/forestgrove.
Run scheduled at the airport
An unusual running event is coming to Hillsboro next month the Run on the Runway.
This 5-kilometer race will take place on the runway at Hillsboro Airport as part of the Oregon International Air Show, which returns to Washington County Sept. 19-21. The run itself is slated for the final day of the airshow, Sunday, Sept. 21.
The route will wind around the grounds of the airport at Runway 20, across nearby taxiways and in locations normally accessible only to planes. The race is open to participants age 16 and older and will benefit the Hillsboro Schools Foundation.
Participants will have access to the starting area starting at 8 a.m. on race day, and the race will begin at 9. The race must conclude by 10:30, so race organizers request that only those who can complete the race in an hour sign up.
Registration is available now at oregonairshow.com and is open to 500 participants (runners only). Fee is $45, which includes a technical T-shirt, general admission entry to the air show on Sept. 21 and VIP parking. Packet pickup is scheduled for 5-8 p.m. Sept. 17 and 9 a.m.-3p.m. at the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce on Elam Young Parkway in Hillsboro.
Register now for cycling event
Registration is available for the Harvest Century, a bike touring event based out of Hillsboro. This years tour, the 12th annual, is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 28.
The Harvest Century bills itself as the areas last organized bike ride of the calendar year. This falls ride will start and finish at the Civic Center in downtown Hillsboro, located at 150 E. Main St.
Ride lengths are 100, 75 and 45 miles. A family-friendly 3-mile route also is available. The route opens at 7 a.m. for the 100- and 75-mile distances, and at 9 a.m. for the 45-mile distance. The family course starts at 2:30 p.m. The 100-mile route includes six food stops and will take riders along the back roads of western Washington County, including past Banks and Forest Grove, as well as near Newberg and Canby. A barbecue meal, dessert and beverages will be served at the finish.
Stops include Montinore Estate in Forest Grove, Champoeg State Heritage Area in St. Paul and the Canby Ferry. The 75- and 45-mile routes traverse abbreviated versions of the 100-mile route.
Registration for the three longer routes is $65. There is no cost to participate in the family ride.
Online registration is available at harvestcentury.org through Sept. 23.