Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Guest Post: A Sneak Peek into The Oregon Trail® Game 5k

This is a guest post by the Downtown Oregon City Association, a 501(c)(3) non-profit working to revitalize downtown Oregon City, Oregon. 

Disclosure: I didn't receive anything in exchange for posting this except the discount code for you to use. I'd already registered for the race when I was contacted about this opportunity to help spread the word!

Ford the river or float it? Stop to hunt or keep moving to make it to the Oregon Territory before winter falls? 

Before kids were addicted to Pokémon Go, there was The Oregon Trail® Game with a simple premise—take on the persona of a pioneer in 1848 and get your covered wagon from Missouri to Oregon City without breaking a wagon wheel or losing a relative to dysentery.

Now the game has been reincarnated in the form of a 5k race. While fans of the classic 80s video game will enjoy this literal stroll down memory lane, even the uninitiated will enjoy the challenge of getting through the race, and staying alive on the metaphorical trail.

In addition to receiving a timed score, runners will also receive a game score at the end, based on the decisions they make throughout the game. Race Perks In addition to spending a morning running through Oregon City, runners will receive 
• A free beer courtesy of Oregon City Brewing company 
• Ice cream from Mike’s Drive-In 
• Access to the Adidas employee store (50% off all merchandise) with race bib 

The Oregon Trail® Game 5K 
When: Sunday, Aug. 7 at 9 a.m. 
Where: 814 Main Street in Oregon City 
Registration: $35 for adults, $15 for children (4-12) 

Readers of Balancing Meanderings can use the code Balancing20 to get 20 percent off registration

Hope to see you out on the trail!

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