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Featured at the Fair: Blockbuster Saturday; Loop Run, Trashion Fashion, Hit Machine, and more
37th Annual 8.8K Loop Run, 9 a.m.
The 37th annual 8.8K Loop Run is Saturday and begins at 9 a.m., on Spring Street, in the center of town. The course heads east out of town, on Warbass Way, follows along Turn Point, to Pear Point, then climbs Argyle Avenue’s “heartbreak hill,” to the finish line at the County Fair.
A county fair tradition, the Loop Run is a fun run or walk for people of all ages. Registration fee includes entrance to the fair on the day of the race and commemorative Loop Run T-shirt.
The run is followed by an awards ceremony, with the top three finishers in each of five-year age categories receiving a medal.
Hosted by Island Rec, this year’s Loop Run is sponsored by Xtreme Fitness; proceeds from the event help fund Island Rec’s Scholarship program for kids.
Bibs and T-shirts can be picked up Friday at the Island Rec office, 580 Guard St., 1-5 p.m., or Saturday during day-of-run registration at Wells Fargo Bank parking lot, beginning at 7:30 a.m.
Fees: $20, 12 and under, $25 age 13 and over. For more information, www.islandrec.org.
Main Stage, 6 p.m., Fairly Outrageous Trashion Fashion Show
This contest is all about having fun.
So let your imagination go to the extreme. Be wildly inventive, and “think outside of the recycle bin.” Action takes flight on The Trashion Fashion runway Saturday beginning at 6 p.m.
Founded by Francie Hansen, Trashion Fashion, now enters its seventh year, takes the concept of the Bravo Channel’s “Project Runway” to a whole different level.
Main Stage, 7 p.m., Hit Machine
Hit Machine is contagious, to say the least. The high energy five-piece band plays hits from all eras, and it is not uncommon to hear familiar tunes like “Stayin’ Alive,” by the Bee Gees, “Kiss,” by Prince, and “You Shook Me All Night Long,” by AC/DC, all in the same set.
The band not only has its own synchronized dance moves but many lively ways to keep a crowd involved. Hit Machine has been a featured act at many prominent events, Seaside’s Hood to Coast festival, 2010-14, the Fort Vancouver Fireworks 2010-14, and performing at many Portland Trail Blazer playoff games down at the Rose Garden, as well as for many prominent corporate clients, like Nike, Sony, and Comcast.