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Beverly Cleary 5K/10K Runaway!

Sat May 11, 2024 Yamhill, OR 97148 US Directions

5K/10K Runaway!

5K Run

($10: Ages 1 - 10)
10:00AM PDT - 12:00PM PDT Registration ends May 9, 2024 at 5:00pm PDT

10K Run

($10: Ages 1 - 10)
8:30AM PDT - 12:00PM PDT Registration ends May 9, 2024 at 5:00pm PDT

Run both races!

$50 8:30AM PDT - 12:00PM PDT Registration ends May 9, 2024 at 5:00pm PDT

Race Website

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190 S. Maple Street
Yamhill, OR US 97148


Run! Rock! Read!

This family friendly event features both a 5K and 10K race to kick off Yamhill’s 5th Annual Beverly Cleary Literacy Celebration, held in honor of the beloved children’s book author who spent her early childhood in Yamhill. Take in the beautiful scenic vistas of the Yamhill-Carlton wine country as you race from the heart of Downtown Yamhill into the surrounding farmland. 

Grab some swag by catching up with “Running Rocker” Jason Moore as he shreds on an electric guitar while keeping an 8-minute mile pace -- and takes song requests along the route of the 5K race! 

Bring your four-legged friends! Free specialty dog treats courtesy Source Farms provided. 

CERT volunteers will take good care of you along the route with well-organized guidance and help/hydration stations.

If you're up for the challenge, register for both races!

Start Times: 

  • 10K: 8:30 a.m. (7:30 - 8:00 a.m. check-in)
  • 5K: 10:00 a.m. (7:30 - 9:30 a.m. check-in)

Included with race registration:

  • "Keep it Yamhill" Silipint to fill with beer courtesy Flyboy Brewery or root beer
  • Raffle ticket for wine country gift basket


Family Fun Post-Race Party:  Thank you to the Larson House for sharing their back lawn and hosting the event location. They will be open for brunch and lunch!

With awards for the top runners, the post-race celebration will also honor the winners of our 2024 Children’s Writing and Art Contest, which launches on Beverly Cleary’s birthday, April 12. For more information: 

  • Free birthday cake in honor of Beverly Cleary
  • Cold brew coffee from Yamhill's Tabletop Coffee Roasters
  • Grassfed and finished beef jerky from Source Farms 
  • Free copy of The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary, courtesy of local nonprofit Madeline’s Library
  • Carlton Observatory's solar telescope
  • Live music with local musician Caden Livingston 
  • McMinnville Public Library Bookmobile
  • Kid Zone with bounce house and yard games
  • Map to explore our historic town and beautiful, dog-friendly Jane Heinrich Park and nature trail for Yamhill history and Beverly Cleary fun facts
  • RC car event featuring Beverly Cleary's Ralph S. Mouse of The Mouse and the Motorcycle fame

Special Thanks:

City of Yamhill - Larson House - Yamhill County Cultural Coalition - First Federal - Lee and Linda Schrepel - Paula Merritt - Source Farms - Edge Electric - Wine Country Properties - Tabletop Coffee Roasters - Pacific Crest Real Estate Advisors










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