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Race Preview: Oregon Spring Half 5/3/2014 (Canby, Oregon)

The Überthons Oregon Spring Half Marathon will be taking place on Saturday, May 3, 2014. This year, as the race will be starting and ending at the St. Josef Winery, it is also coined the St. Josef’s Half Marathon. Whatever you wish to call it, it is definitely going to be an incredible time.

Überthons Oregon Spring Half 5/3/2014

Überthons Oregon Spring Half 5/3/2014

Beginning at the St. Josef Winery in Canby (about 22 miles south of Portland), participants will run on gorgeous country roads taking in absolutely incredible sights. A video is available to check-out so you can witness some of this bountiful-beauty yourself prior to getting to the start line. The roads are closed to everyone except racers and local traffic. At the end of the race, you’ll be treated to some delightful European/Bavarian style food and drinks. Feel free to bring the entire family for the after party, and to cheer you on, too!

Super, duper fast runner? If you are an overall winner (male and female categories), you can choose your prize off the shelves of the St. Josef’s Winery collection. Yum, jealous already of the races that will be in contention for an overall prize! All finishers that cross the finish line will receive a traditional Überthons gigantic finisher medal. I don’t have one in my collection yet, but obtaining one of these beauties to put on my wall of medals is a must. Überthons medals are absolutely stunning. Additionally, you will be treated to a technical event t-shirt, finish line photos (super high tech system that knows when you cross the finish line and automatically snaps photos of you), post-race food and drinks, and personalized bibs (but you must register by May 1, 2014 for these!). Your race results will even be (nearly) instantly available (about a minute) after you cross the finish line at results.uberthons.com and viewable on UberResultsKiosks at the finish line.

Along the course, besides taking in the amazing sights, you will be treated to aid stations containing ice water, electrolytes and medical personnel (thanks to Acceleration Sports Medicine!) every 2 miles. Wow! This is incredible; too bad all races didn’t offer the “Ritz Carlton” experience like this! Porta-potties will be available in three different locations, too.

In 2013, racers from Texas, Kansas, Arizona, New York, and many, many others places in the United States participated. See – Überthons events are already known to be spectacular by participants around the globe, not just for their swag, but also for the beautiful courses runners are treated to!

Totally psyched about getting registered for this half marathon? I want to! I’m ready! Online registration is open, with a registration fee of $75. The half marathon will start at St. Josef’s Winery at 8:30 a.m. on May 3, 2014. Watch the course video, check out the course in depth, and above all – get registered for this race! I want to add an Überthons finisher medal on my wall!

Day of Race: Saturday, May 3, 2014
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Distance: Half Marathon (13.1 miles)
Cost: $75.
Register: Click here to register

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About Jessica Mumme (243 Articles)
Jessica Mumme, a Portland native, currently lives in Eugene with her husband and three cats (children). Her favorite distances are the 10k and marathon, but she will run any race distances, and especially loves competing in running events. She is Half Fanatic #2635, and has completed 42 half marathons since May, 2009. Jessica tackled her first ultra marathon distance at the 2015 McKenzie River Trail 50k Ultra. See her race calendar and other fun stuff at her personal blog, runjessica.com.

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