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RUN 5K DETAILS

  • Race Day: Saturday, April 27, 2019
  • Start Time: 8:00 a.m.
  • Age: Must be at least 5 years old on race day
  • Packet Pick-Up:  Pick-up race packets at the Expo on Friday or in person near the starting line on Saturday.  More details will be available in 2019.

RUN 5K benefiting Court Appointed Special Advocates

We are thrilled to raise awareness and funds for Court Appointed Special Advocates of Lane County (CASA) again this year!  A portion of your registration fee goes directly back to CASA.  And, remember, YOU can also raise additional funds through your run.  Visit our Crowdrise webpage to find out how easy it is to start fundraising!

CASA HELPS ABUSED KIDS

casa_h_Lane_redblue_R_alt_rgbCourt Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) provides a powerful voice for abused and neglected children in Lane County.  Every day, judges decide the futures of foster children in a court system that is too overburdened to focus adequately on the needs of each child.  CASA trains and supports community volunteers to advocate for these children and help to move them as quickly as possible into safe, permanent homes. Learn more about the great work they are doing!

HEROES NEEDED!

Register today to help the 177 kids on CASA’s waiting list!  Can’t make it on race day?  You can register as a “VIRTUAL” runner.  Give $25 and sleep in!

DONATE $5, GET A HAT

Casa Cape-1942Show your support and make a $5 donation when you register online, at the Health & Fitness Expo or on race day.  You’ll receive a unique CASA hat when you pick up your packet!  Your $5 goes straight to CASA.

Thank you Ambient IT Solutions for providing the special hats!

5K COURSE DESCRIPTION

Due to construction at Hayward Field, our 2019 course will undergo some changes. We’re still working out all of the logistics for the 5k and Kids Duck Dash.  Don’t worry, you will still get a chance to beat the Krusteaz Flap Jack and Flap Jill in 2019.  More information on the course is coming soon.

Batter Up! The Krusteaz Flap Jack Races for Pride, Pancakes

Beat Flap Jack or Flap Jill, Win All the Pancakes You Can Eat

Participants taking part in the annual Eugene Marathon 5K share one common goal: beat the giant running pancakes!  Since 2008, Flap Jack has been a fun, fast (and sometimes lonely) part of our annual 5K.  In 2017 he met Flap Jill – the World’s Fastest Female Pancake – and now shares the spotlight as they try to beat everyone!  

Participants are divided into men’s (Flap Jack) and women’s (Flap Jill) categories.  The rules are simple, beat the giant running pancake and win a year’s supply of Krusteaz buttermilk pancake mix!

While Flap Jack and Flap Jill’s fluffy appearances might give you a chuckle, never judge hotcakes by their girth. What they lack in aerodynamics, they make up for with their pancake-powered pace. Since Flap Jack’s debut in 2009, less than a dozen runners on average have been able to beat him to the finish line each year.

  • Click here to see the 2011 running of Flap Jack
  • Click here to see the 2009 Eugene 5K videos
  • Click here to read about Flap Jack’s inaugural Eugene 5K in 2008

OR…DON’T BEAT FLAP JACK

Flap_Jack.stretching.Hayward.webIf you’re still reading you know that our fluffy friend is fast!!  Therefore, Krusteaz has implemented a different challenge…

DON’T BEAT FLAP JACK!

Krusteaz will donate $1 to Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), for every participant who does not beat Flap Jack.  So, train, or not!  Everyone wins at the Eugene Marathon 5K!!

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