JUNCTION CITY, ORE. — Hundreds gathered at a Junction City vineyard Saturday to run through a muddy 5K obstacle course.
About 800 people signed up for the second annual Rad Run this year at the Sollevato Vineyard. Runners say they enjoyed the course and getting down and dirty but their favorite part was running with their friends and family.
Organizers say proceeds from the race go to multiple local charities including the Lane Blood Center, Mascots For A Cure, and Relay for Life.
This is one of the biggest obstacle courses in Oregon, which is why participants say they wanted to run it.
Organizers say their months of hard work is worth every second, because of the reactions from runners.
“It’s a really neat feeling. Everybody’s having a really good time. It’s all about having fun. We’re trying to bring the 80’s back, that’s why it’s the Rad Run, costume contest, 30 obstacles. We’ll see about doing it next year too,” said Derek Zinser, the race director.
Zinser says it was important for the organizers to keep everything local.
Runners came from all over for the race. One man came down from Seattle to run the race with a close friend and others who ran as a family.
Organizers say they’re looking forward to a third race next year.