3-part adventure race, presented by Pacific Crest Federal Credit Union, highlights the beauty of Klamath Falls
January 17, 2022, Klamath Falls, OR — If you enjoy mountain biking, kayaking and running, or just one of the three, you and your friends are invited to register for the most unique race in Southern Oregon.
Saturday, May 21, the Dirty Pelican Bike Paddle Run race will take place in and around Moore Park. The adventure includes 5.7 miles of mountain biking, 1.8 miles of kayaking on Klamath Lake, and is capped off with 3.5 miles of trail running. Participants can enter as an individual and race all three legs themselves, or participate in just one leg by being part of a three-person team.
“If only one leg of the race is your strength, no problem, pull together a team,” race director Krissy Hess explains. “If you’re a paddler, for example, ask a friend who loves to bike and another who runs. Then register online as a team.” Organizers encourage people to talk to their friends and get registered early because registration is limited.
Moore Park provides a spacious venue for the race’s start and finish lines so spectators can easily see and feel the excitement of each leg of the race. Fire fighters have dominated the team category since the race opened to the public in 2018, leaving organizers and fans speculating on whether any other sector has the chops to take home the team trophy in 2022. To register for the Dirty Pelican Bike Paddle Run, visit www.dirtypelicanrace.com. Online registration opens February 1, 2022. By registering early, participants enjoy a significant discount. Individuals who register between Feb 1 and March 31 pay $65, and teams of three are $180. Additional discounts available for military and first-responders. All entries include an official race T-shirt. Entry prices increase in April to $75 and $200.
The Center is also looking for volunteers to help with the event on race day. All those interested can register online at www.dirtypelicanrace.com. More information is available by contacting the Center at 541.883.4357.
Dirty Pelican Race History
In 2013 the race was conceived as an informal challenge among off-duty firefighters, law enforcement, nurses, 911 operators and other agencies, the Dirty Pelican race has grown to include the general public. Today the race offers several individual and team categories that are open to public registration, ages 16 and older. Since 2018 this beloved, but still little-known regional race, has become an outreach and fundraiser for Klamath Falls non-profit Pregnancy Hope Center. 2018 Results; 2019 Results
About Pregnancy Hope Center
Pregnancy Hope Center is a nonprofit ministry that helps women facing unplanned pregnancies by providing free medical services and practical resources. Free services include pregnancy testing, limited obstetric ultrasound, prenatal vitamins, pregnancy and parenting education, and infant necessities such as car seats, cribs, diapers, formula, clothes and more. Learn more at http://pregnancyhopecenter.com.