The region’s local parkrun offers a free weekly 5K and chance to explore the area.
BEAVERTON, Ore. (March 6, 2023) – Tualatin Valley, which is the tourism brand for Washington County, is home to numerous world-class trails for walkers, runners and hikers galore. Now with many organized trail runs, including the Rock Creek Trail parkrun, the region is encouraging travelers and the community alike to get on the trails, too.
Parkrun is a free community 5k that takes place every Saturday morning, where people are invited to walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate. Parkrun is positive, welcoming and inclusive, as well as a chance to experience the stunning surroundings Tualatin Valley has to offer.
“I am excited to share information on how to get involved with trail runs and parkruns in the area,” said Dave Parulo, President & CEO of the Washington County Visitors Association, the organization charged with promoting the region as a destination. “These events are ongoing and well attended by the community, as well as guests to our region. Their impact is seen through not only recreation to our beautiful trails and parks, but also extended stays and visitation to businesses in the region.”
The Rock Creek Trail parkrun takes place every Saturday at 9:00 am at the Rock Creek Trail located on NW West Union Rd at NW Kahneeta Drive. Admission is free, and attendees are required to register online and bring a scannable version of their registration barcode so they can be checked in by event volunteers.
Parkrun is a global community which started in England in 2004 and now hosts over 2,000 events around the globe, including 57 in the US. The Rock Creek Trail parkrun boasts 1,133 different finishers who have collectively completed 3,983 5Ks. Finishers have traveled from all over the world to partake in the parkruns, including from Russia, New Zealand, Wales, South Africa, Ireland, Germany, England, Australia, and from all over the United States. Participants sign up online to get a barcode that can be used at any event. The events are run entirely by volunteers, whose generosity keeps the events free for everyone. For more information on the Rock Creek Trail parkrun, visit here.
Visit Tualatin Valley’s official website at tualatinvalley.org to learn more about recreational opportunities in the region.
ABOUT THE WASHINGTON COUNTY VISITORS ASSOCIATION:
The Washington County Visitors Association (WCVA) is the official destination marketing organization for Washington County, Oregon, promoting the county under the destination brand Tualatin Valley. The mission of the organization is to inspire individual and group consumers to visit the Tualatin Valley, making a sustained and measurable economic impact through tourism.
ABOUT TUALATIN VALLEY:
Tualatin Valley is scenically situated between Portland and the Oregon Coast in the Pacific Northwest. The valley is the gateway to the famed Willamette Valley wine country and the Tillamook Forest, and provides an array of outdoor recreation opportunities, scenic wetlands and wildlife preserves, performing and visual arts, superb dining, and tax-free shopping. The destination’s thriving business sector includes the Nike World Headquarters, Columbia Sportswear Corporate Headquarters, Leupold & Stevens Corporate Headquarters, Intel Corporate and numerous other high-tech businesses.