July 4th Final Day to Sign Up for Cascade Run Off Redux Virtual 15K and Receive Classic T-Shirt
July 2, 2021
Whether running virtually or just showing support, entrants will receive a rendition of the classic t-shirt while helping post-collegiate runners.
Portland, OR — Just two days left for running enthusiasts to sign up for Cascade Run Off Redux, an event that celebrates the birth of professional running at the 1981 Cascade Run Off in Portland, Oregon. Those who sign up by end of day on July 4th, whether they intend to run the virtual 15K or not, will receive a t-shirt with a rendition of the classic design by Scott McIntire from the 1981 shirt, one of the most original designs ever to grace a runner’s chest.
In addition, $20.00 of each entry fee from Cascade Run Off Redux, and any additional proceeds, will be used to support programs of the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) that assist post-collegiate runners.
Cascade Run Off Redux is being organized by three individuals who played key roles in the 1981 Cascade Run Off—Chuck Galford, founder and president of the Run Off Race Committee; Keith Peters, race coordinator; and Don Kardong, who served as president of the Association of Road Racing Athletes (ARRA), the runners’ organization that spearheaded the effort.
“The 1981 Cascade Run Off was a turning point in the history of distance running,” said Kardong. “For those who were competing back then, as well as for runners who came along later and have heard about the events surrounding the race, signing up for Cascade Run Off Redux is an opportunity to connect with one of the sport’s signature moments while scoring one of the coolest shirts ever.”
Distance running changed forever on June 28, 1981, when top road racers competed in the Cascade Run Off, thereby challenging amateur rules that prevented them from accepting prize money, signing endorsement contracts, and otherwise competing as professionals. The concerted action of those who toed the line 40 years ago led to steady rule changes that brought open competition to road racing, and eventually opened all international events, including the Olympics, to professional athletes.
Signup for Cascade Run Off Redux is available through the event website at www.cascaderunoffredux.com through July 4. Those who sign up by the July 4 deadline will be mailed their shirts in late July. Entry fee for the Cascade Run Off Redux is $40, $20 of which will go to RRCA programs that support post-collegiate runners.
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