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2009 Crawfish Crawl 5k Race Recap
by Kelly Johnson, Community Blogger
August 11, 2009, 8:08AM
One word describes the Crawfish Crawl 5K: FUN!
Hundreds of participants and spectators discovered this truth Saturday morning. They also discovered something else: this course is flat and fast! Blasting down Tualatin Road and into Cook Park this swift 423 deep field seemed to be on an early morning mission: have as much fun as possible while running really fast! And I, as well as numerous other Crawfish Crawlers, would agree: Mission Accomplished.
The Men's Overall race was won by former Portland State track star Brandon Lopez and the Women's crown went to University of Portland alum Kristen Rhode, who was also 9th overall!
The Women's Master blue ribbon went to none other than Paula Harkin, the race director herself! Who generously donated her master's first place prize (a free pair of Mizuno shoes) to a lucky member of the post-race audience. And Thomas Kreuzpeintner, who made the drive from Eugene, took home the Master's Men honors with a smoking 16:28, good enough for 4th place overall.
However, the performance of the race went to none other than long time Portland area distance coach Bob Williams. Coach Bob is a local running pillar. He has been coaching distance running for nearly 40 years in the Portland Metro area.
If you have lived and ran in Portland long enough chances are Coach Bob has coached you or someone you know, or both! However, today Coach Bob (former UO All-American and 1968 Olympic trials 5th place in the 3000 meter steeplechase) was once again, Athlete Bob. And he did not tarnish his athletic legacy. Bob, running solo for most of the second half of the race, finished in 104th place, in 24:16, and won the men's 60 - 64 age group by three minutes!
However, it was no easy victory. Coming down the final ¼ mile stretch on Seneca Street, you could see on Coach Bob's face he was working hard to keep his speed up through the finish line, or as one spectator commented, "Now the coach is finally getting a taste of his own medicine!" Congratulations, Bob.
Make sure to mark your calendars for the next RunwithPaula event: Pints to Pasta 10k, Sunday September 12th.
Crawfish Crawl - Registration 2013
Online and in-store registration closes at 4pm - Thursday, August 8, 2013. You can sign up at packet pick up on Friday or at the race. Day of race fees apply at the race. Shirts are guaranteed for pre-registered participants only. Registration is cash or check only.
Registation Fee: $25 - Day of Race Registration Fee: $35.
3 ways to register! Print and mail. Online at Active.com, or instore at Portland Running Company.
- Online Registration with Active.com OR
- Instore at PORTLAND RUNNING COMPANY!!
Please note: we do not offer refunds or transfers. You may not give your race number to another person.
Crawfish Crawl - Results
Date & Time: Saturday, August 10, 2013- 8:00 AM run/walk start
Please click on the top menu bar for the event drop down menu. You will find registration, course map, results and race report. Scroll down for Packet Pick up information.
We're back again in 2013 as an official part of the 2013 Crawfish Festival.
Flat, fast, and friendly! The Crawfish Crawl 5K has always been regarded as a fast walking and running course and this year is no different. In fact, The Crawfish Crawl 5K will use the new pedestrian overpass from Tualatin City Park to Durham City Park and Cook Park. The majority of the course is on a closed bike path. The Tualatin Commons Lake provides a refreshing and festive start/finish area for the race. The Tualatin Crawfish Festival will be in full swing on the commons and also at the City Park. The Festival does have a pancake breakfast available near the finish line for a nominal fee so bring your family and friends and enjoy the day. Look for our group warm up and prizes from ClubSport Oregon. Portland Running Company & Mizuno is providing a technical T-shirt to every entrant. Portland Running Company will be providing awards and prizes including shoes, apparel, and accessories. The Crawfish Crawl is sanctioned by the USATF. Participants can register at all three Portland Running Company locations (www.portlandrunningcompany.com) or on-line at www.runwithpaula.com. Come out and enjoy the course, the festivities, and a new PR at Crawfish Crawl 5K. A big thanks to the City of Tualatin for their support!
Please note: Bicycles, strollers and baby joggers are not allowed on the Crawfish Crawl course.
Packet Pick up: Packet Pick Up:
Friday, August 9, 2012 10-6pm
Portland Running Company - Beaverton
Day of Race beginning at 6:30am. Day of race registration fees apply. Cash or check only.
Tshirts are guaranteed for pre-registered participants only.
Start Location & Directions
The Crawfish Crawl 5K starts and finishes at the Tualatin Commons in Tualatin, OR.
Parking is available at Haggens Grocery Store 8515 SW Tualatin Sherwood Rd. Please park at Haggens and walk across to the Tualatin Commons using the crosswalk at the light.
Drop bags are provided at the start of the race and will be stored in a SAFE finish area for your convenience.
The overall male and female winners will receive a free pair of Mizuno Shoes. Portland Running Company gift certificates will be given out to the top 3 male and female finishers, and top overall masters male and female. Also, the top 3 of each age category will receive awards.
Photos: Event Photos by Evan Pilchik
Dr. Barker’s Health Tip
Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDS): What you should know
NSAIDS are medications containing ibuprofen, naproxen, and ketoprofen. These are contained in popular products such as Advil, Motrin, Aleve, and Orudis. Aspirin is also an NSAID and is found in Bayer and Excedrin. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is not an NSAID.
NSAIDS are used to reduce pain and swelling at the site of an injury. They do not actually promote tissue healing and can even slow joint (cartilage) and bone healing.
NSAIDS have many side effects including stomach pain, bleeding and ulcers. They also interfere with the body’s ability to stop bleeding.
Significant bleeding in the gut can occur when taking NSAIDS without any warning. People that regularly consume alcohol and those that take more than the recommended dose of NSAIDS and/or long-term use of NSAIDS are at high risk for developing stomach problems.
Despite their availability as an over the counter drug, athletes need to be careful when taking them. NSAIDS should not be taken for more than 10 days because of their side effects. One should avoid drinking alcohol while taking NSAIDS as well. And most importantly for runners, NSAIDS prevent the body from repairing cartilage. If you have pain or swelling that lasts more than a week or two, you and your doctor should explore what is causing the problem, and alternative ways to deal reduce the pain and inflammation.