Disclaimer: I’m one of the RDs for the Hagg Hybrid Marathon, Half Marathon and Marathon Relay.
This will be the third year of the Hagg Hybrid, and we’ve added a half marathon to the line-up. The half, like the marathon and marathon relay, will also be a solid mix of road and single track trail. We’re working on a course map and will post it alongside the courses for our other distances soon. The best part – if you sign up before April 1st, it’s only $35.
It’s the first year for the Boring Marathon and Half Marathon, and exciting (!) race taking place in – wait for it – Boring, Oregon. (Technically it starts in Gresham, but runs to Boring and back.) For those who haven’t heard all the great puns about this town’s name, just check out the race website for some good ones.
We decided to team up and create a special challenge: the Hagg-Boring Double. Runners who complete one of the distances at both races will earn a special prize. This prize may or may not include an empty growler and a gift certificate to a wonderful local brewery to fill such a vessel. (The Boring Marathon and Half Marathon finishes at a school; besides, who wants to have to kill a growler on a Sunday-Monday?) Anyway, I’ve already said too much!
You could run both marathons (which would also qualify you for the Marathon Maniacs), both half marathons (which would qualify you for the Half Fanatics), or one marathon and one half marathon.
Here are the details:
Hagg Hybrid Marathon, Half Marathon, and 2-person Marathon Relay
When: Saturday, September 13, 2014
What time: 8a for all events
Where: Hagg Lake – Boat Ramp C
Register: Online here before April 1, 2014 for the marathon for $45 and for the half or relay (per person) for $35. After April 1 the prices go up to $65 for the full and $55 for the half or relay (per person). DOR registration is available for $70/$60
Boring Marathon, Half Marathon and Near Boring 8k
When: Sunday, September 14, 2014
What time: 7a for the full, 7:30a for the half, and 8a for the 8k
Where: Barlow High School track at 5105 SE 302nd Ave in Gresham
Register: Online here before May 1, 2014 for the marathon for $75 and for the half for $55. There is also an 8k for $30. After May 1, 2014, prices go to $85/$35/$65