Runners will then battle a few miles of rolling hills and pass through farmlands and pastures on quiet country roads before returning to the finish line. The elevation map states an increase (300 total feet) between miles 2.5 and 6.5, which makes sense as the trek along Macleay Road and Howell Prairie can be challenging. The 10k course will be an out-and-back along the railroad and along Fruitland Road. The 5k course appears to be all off-road near the railroad tracks.
A technical short sleeve shirt is included (if registered by 4/13) and all finishers will receive a medal. There is also the opportunity for a “child camp” while you run. For $10, your kiddos will have a 1.5-2.5 hour soccer camp (depending on how fast you run) that will be hosted at their soccer themed playpark area and staffed and organized by the club coaching staff, parents and soccer players.
The race will benefit the Cascade Fútbol Club (follow them on Facebook) and the current registration price is CHEAP at $40, but will go up to $55 on 4/1. So register today!
Capital City Half Marathon (Salem)
When: 9a on April 27, 2014
Where: Capital Fútbol Club (East of Salem)
Regsiter: Online here; $40 ($55 after 3/31)