2014 Pear Blossom Run Results

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Pear Blossom Run brings in runners from all around Oregon and the Pacific Northwest to Medford, but on Saturday it was a pair of runners with local ties that won the big race. Trevor Palmer won the men’s ten mile. Palmer is a former runner for Crater High School and SOU. … Continue reading »

Pear Blossom 10 Mile Runners Take Off

MEDFORD, Ore. – One of the highlights to every year’s Pear Blossom Festival is the 10 mile run! NewsWatch 12’s Chris Leone takes us live to the start of the race in Downtown Medford.

Out & About: Pear Blossom Festival

MEDFORD, Ore. — It wouldn’t be springtime in Southern Oregon without the Pear Blossom Festival. The 61st annual event is full of activities for all ages and all interests. Friday, visit downtown Medford’s restaurants on the smudge pot stroll from 5:00 to 9:00. Several events span both Friday and Saturday, including the pear-a-fare, the street fare, … Continue reading »

Importance of Exercise

Medford, Ore. — One of the important factors in a healthy weight and lifestyle is exercise, but depending on your goals you’ll want to fit in a different amount of exercise. Sherri Sexton, clinical dietitian at Rogue Regional Medical Center, said there are many ways to enjoy the outdoors while getting exercise.  She suggests taking … Continue reading »

Pear Blossom Run Registration Begins

MEDFORD, Ore. — Runners and walkers can now register for the 38th Annual Pear Blossom Run. The event features a 5K event and a 10-mile event. There will also be “fun runs” covering shorter distances. Officials say 20 schools and 5,500 total runners usually participate. The event is part of the Pear Blossom Festival each … Continue reading »

Preparing for a 5K

MEDFORD, Ore. — With several notable 5K races coming up within the next few months, right now is the perfect time to lace up your running shoes and start training. If you are already active, it could just take a couple of weeks to train.  However, if you are leading a more sedentary lifestyle, it … Continue reading »

Two Locals Win Pear Blossom 10-Mile Run

MEDFORD, Ore. – David Laney finished the Pear Blossom 10-mile run in 52:18 to top Medford resident Trevor Palmer by 37 seconds and win the race. Laney, a former Southern Oregon distance runner, was running in his first Pear Blossom race. Seven-time champion Max King was not present to defend his title. Laney plans to … Continue reading »

Pear Blossom Festival Kicks Off

MEDFORD, Ore. — The 2013 Pear Blossom Festival activities kicked off this afternoon. The Smudge Pot Stroll and Pear A Fare are just getting started and it’s been a long day already for the vendors at the street fair. They’ve been setting up since early Friday morning. Shoppers at the fair can find everything from … Continue reading »

Asante Deemed “Fit Friendly” Hospital

MEDFORD, Ore. — The workers at Asante hospitals aren’t only taking care of their patients, they’re also watching their own health; that’s why Asante is being recognized for having a fit-friendly work site. Berl Gilworth works at Rogue Regional Medical Center and has for the past 11 years. Last summer, she took took part in … Continue reading »

Pear Blossom Festival Approaches

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Pear Blossom Festival is just three and a half weeks away, and all of the plans for the parade, street fair, and running events are being finalized. Today, the YMCA announced this year’s winner of the Pear Blossom Festival Mayor’s Cup fun run t-shirt design contest. The winning design was submitted … Continue reading »