Church of the Valley 5K

Saturday, March 16, 2019

8am check-in opens, 9am race starts.

Open to runners and walkers

Proceeds benefit the Grants Pass Gospel Rescue Mission

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. Registration is only available online. Thanks to our generous sponsors, all registrations include a FREE shirt and medal!

Registration Costs: $30 before March 1, $35 after March 1.

Shirts and Medals: Shirts and medals will be available for pick-up beginning at 8am on race day. Shirts are Sport-Tek t-shirts with COV 5K logo on the front and race sponsors on the back. Every participant will also receive a custom-engraved wooden medal made by Grants Pass company Rocket Laser Graphics. Shirts and medals are guaranteed to everyone who registers by March 1. After that they will be given out on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Pledge Form: Help raise money by collecting pledges. Click here to download a pledge form. The person with the highest number of pledges will be presented with a special gift from the Gospel Rescue Mission after the race.


Chip Timing: All race participants will receive a bib number with chip timing. Bibs and safety pins will be available for pick-up from 8-9am on race day.

Sponsors: Church of the Valley, The Grants Pass Gospel Rescue Mission, Evergreen Federal Bank, John L. Scott, Club Northwest, Tucker’s Barber Shop, Visual EFX, Fire Mountain Gems, Eye Care Group of Southern Oregon, Gates Home Furnishings, Between the Lines Carpentry,

Race Coordinator:  Stephen Olson ( or 541-531-3286)

Course: Click here for course map. The course will begin and end on Foundry Street, adjacent to the Gospel Rescue Mission parking lot. Runners will head northwest down Foundry and take a right on Booth, crossing the railroad tracks. When Booth comes to a T, runners will turn left on ‘C’ St before taking a quick right up Dimmick, which transitions into Highland. Runners will pass North Middle School before turning right on a gravel path which leads around North Middle School, through the field, over the beautiful Gilbert Creek bridge, and out Gilbert Creek Park. From there, runners will briefly head south on Hawthorne before taking a left on Loughridge and a right down Lawnridge, which transitions into 3rd Street. Runners will veer right on 3rd as it crosses ‘F’ St and the railroad tracks and transitions into ‘G’ St. Runners will turn right at the Gospel Rescue Mission to enter the final stretch and cross the finish line on Foundry Street. Roads will be open to traffic so runners should stay on the right shoulder or the sidewalk and follow the rules of the road. Water, snacks, coffee, and bathrooms will be available at the Gospel Rescue Mission (540 SW Foundry Street).

Restrictions: No roller-skaters, bicycles, skateboards, dogs, or unregistered participants. Jogging strollers OK.

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