Run With The Race Directors - Saturday
Each year at 7:00 AM on the Saturday before the race, we hold the Run With the Race Directors on the Half Marathon course. The run is for volunteers, friends and sponsors who are unable to race on Sunday. This is a no cost, no frills, no aid (bring your own water), non-timed fun run. Please email the race directors if you want to participate. We run the entire course, stopping to scrape dead animals off of the side of the road, marking the splits, and enjoying the company of each other prior to the race craziness.
Packet pickup will be at the Coburg Grange from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm on July 20, 2013, and race morning at Norma Pfeiffer Park from 5:30—6:45 am.
Race Day Schedule
- 5:30 am – Packet Pickup and Day of Registration opens in Norma Pfeiffer Park.
- 6:00 am – Early start for all walkers and for runners who need more time to finish. You should take the early start if you expect to walk or run at 13:00 per mile pace or slower (2 hour 50 minute finish time). Early starters at a pace faster than 13:00 may reach the aid stations before they are set up.
- 7:00 am – Half Marathon Run starts (for non-early starters).
- 9:45 am – Kids Fun Run.
- 9:55 am – Awards.
- 10:00 am – Finish line closes.
Half Marathon Non-Competitive Walk
6:00 am start on N. Willamette Street/E. McKenzie intersection next to Coburg's Pavilion Park. The walk is “non-competitive” because we do not enforce race-walking rules. All walkers will be accurately timed and eligible for finisher awards.
Half Marathon Run
7:00 am start at the same location as the Half Marathon Walk. Early start for 13:00 per mile pace or slower at 6:00 AM.
Kids Fun Run
9:45 am start on N. Harrison/E. McKenzie intersection. This non-timed event makes a 400 meter loop around Norma Pfeiffer Park where the kids cross the main finish line and receive a special award. Registration required, but it's FREE!
Post-Race Awards Ceremony
Approximately 9:55 am in Coburg's Norma Pfeiffer Park, near the finish line.
Half Marathon Run-top 3 overall male and female, plus male and female age group winners in 5-year increments. Overall winners not eligible for age group awards. No age group award will be made in the age groups that produce an overall top-3 finisher. Half Marathon Walk-no awards offered since it is not officiated.
Insurance restrictions require us to exclude any wheeled devices (except for racing wheelchairs) from the course. Dogs and baby strollers not allowed. Roads will remain open to traffic and our County permit requires that we run in the direction of traffic (not against it). We believe runners are safest when they are alert to their surroundings; we therefore discourage the use of I Pods, MP3 players or other music sources during the race.