Monday, August 29, 2011

5K fun run at Mountaindale Sun Resort

Save the date!  Mountaindale Sun Resort has just completed a running trail and is inviting 50 runners or walkers to participate in their first Mountaindale Sun Fun Run and Walk on September 17th  at 9:am.  The event is open to all skill levels and ages.  The 5K run/walk consists of 3 loops over steep logging roads and trails with 200 feet elevation gains every quarter mile as shown on the map above.  However, some of the roads are covered with gravel, which may be uncomfortable for running bare foot. Bring shoes, come early to look at the trails, and decide for yourself whether or not to run bare foot.  The 1 mile walk/stroll takes place on the third loop in the map above with only a 40 feet gain in elevation over a half mile. There is a $10 race and day fee for participants. All others will pay a $12 a day use fee for the Resort which has a swimming pool, hot tub, food to purchase, and places to camp if you wish.  The evening of the run will be a celebration of "Arabian Nights" with belly dancers and Indian and Moroccan food as described here: http://mountaindalesun.com/events/september-17th-arabian-nights-party/.  Directions to Mountaindale Sun Resort, which is 30 miles northwest of Portland, Oregon, can be found here: http://mountaindalesun.com/visiting-us/maps-and-directions/   For details and the registration form go to: http://mountaindalesun.com/events/mountaindale-sun-fun-runwalk-9-am-september-17-2011/.