2014 - The races in 2014 were memorable, with a beautiful day, excellent views of Mt. Hood, random goats kept in their fences, lots of fantastic runners with happy and tired faces at the end, growlers for the folks doing the double with the Hagg Hybrid, tons of bagels (literally) from Jazzy Bagels, running tours of Boring, cheering fans, mooing cows, great aid station crews, dancing pigs (not really, but that would be really neat if we could arrange it), and generally a fine time by all. We think one of the coolest things all day was when our marathoner from Japan, Hajime Nishi, who was one of the finest gentlemen we have ever had the opportunity to meet, was surrounded by high school and middle school runners for his last half mile, and then when he came out onto the track for the final part, our announcer played the Japanese National Anthem for him. He was emotionally moved, as were all of us there, and it made the whole day a most incredible experience and one we won't soon forget. New York, Chicago and Boston can keep their big races....it is the little things like this that really touch you and make it an experience that lasts.
2015 - New races in 2015 included the Ultra Boring Ultra Marathon (50K), the Really Boring Relay, the Not Even Close to Boring 5K and all races being available through the Virtually Boring Race Series. We also teamed up with the Celebration in Boring (at the Boring Schools in beautiful downtown Boring) to make it a totally Boring day. BM #2 had runners from Canada, 19 U.S. states, Washington, D.C. and Spain! This incredibly beautiful day saw runners reach many new milestones: first ultras, marathons, and half marathons completed, 2 wonderful ladies made Boring their 100th marathon (and both ran with #100 bibs to commemorate the event!), one runner celebrated her birthday with us, several Maniacs and Fanatics added another state to their accomplishments, and some runners made Boring their first first-place race! We were so happy to celebrate all these moments and milestones with each of you! Thanks for making our second running a fantastic day to remember!
2016 - Just when you thought we couldn't get any more Boring, well, we did and the third time was a charm! We were more boring than ever with a new route starting in beautiful downtown Boring and running from Boring Station Trailhead Park primarily along the Springwater Trail (see the route and aid station info tab for more details). We were also back to 3 races (instead of 5) like 2 years ago, but newly included a free kids' 1 mile fun run in which 2 super cute and incredibly well-trained goats participated! 26 states and 3 countries were a part of our races, with one virtual 8K participating in Afghanistan. (Thanks for your service AND participation!) This one was the best yet. Thank you to our sponsors, participants and volunteers!