Join the Council in a virtual 5K walk, run, or roll or a virtual 50K bike around the watershed! Donations gratefully accepted, but event is free to register.


Date: June 1 – June 21

Register for FREE online at RunSignup.

In this Virtual 5K Walk/Run & 50K Bike Ride, participants can run, walk, or roll anytime between June 1st and June 21st anywhere in the Marys (or in the spirit of the Marys elsewhere)! 

All times are self-reported. Choose your favorite course or a new area to explore, and, if you want, track your distance and route using your favorite device or application  (CharityMiles, MapMyWalk, Strava, etc.)

If you want, share your results, route, pictures, and thoughts about the race on our Facebook event page! Please keep in mind that posts on the event page need to be approved by moderators and may take several days to be posted.

Awards: A Marys River Watershed Council shirt from our online store will be awarded to one winner in each of the following categories (a person may only win one award).

  • 5K run, recognition for fastest time one day
  • 50K bike ride, recognition for fastest time one day
  • Recognition for most miles biked/run in one day
  • Recognition for most miles biked/run over the whole month

All times must be reported by 11:59 PM on Sunday, June 21st on the RunSignup Sprint to the Solstice webpage.

If you want to compete for most miles covered over the month for either the bike or the foot race, please keep track of your own miles and submit your results when you have completed all the miles you want to, at the latest on June 21st. The race website will only allow you to submit one result for each event (50K bike and 5K foot race).

To submit your race time, login to your RunSignup account and navigate to the Sprint to the Solstice race page. On the top tabs, click on “Results.” Then click on the blue “Submit Virtual Results” button and enter your time. 
If you are having trouble, read this article on how to submit your results.


Thank you to our sponsors for spreading the word about the Spirit of the Marys: Sprint to the Solstice! We appreciate your support! Need gear? Shop local!

Our terrific sponsors: Running PrincessPeak SportsCorvallis Cyclery, and Five Star Sports