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Race Preview: Canby Dahlia Half Marathon and 10K Run – Not too late to register!

Canby_Dahlia_RunCanby Dahlia Half Marathon & 10K is a well run race event and is one not to be missed for sure!


I’ve run it, my brother has run it, and several friends, and we all have the same opinion in common – this is one amazing small town race! hat’s right, if you are looking for bang for your buck, and great scenery, and a relatively flat course, you cannot go wrong with this race. Check out the previous race preview here by Annette Vaughn.

This course takes you through the city and the downtown but mostly the country. The race is on the same weekend as the Dahlia Festival, and I really enjoyed going to that festival after the race and getting to ‘stop and smell the flowers’ as I was unable to do during the race.  There is also a car show in addition to the festival, there is also music, food, and many more events in town all weekend. So it is more like an experience than just a race.

There are tons of previews and comments on why this reace is so awesome. Check it out and you will find out why!


Date: Saturday, August 23, 2014, 7am (and open a generous 4 hours)

Location: 2350 SE Territorial Rd, Canby OR  (campus of New Life Foursquare Church)

Registration Fees:   Until 8/20 ~ 10K $40,   Half  $50   & Day of Race ~ 10K  $45,  Half $60

What you get: All finishers receive a fresh cut dahlia, a medal, and all participants get a Tshirt. You also get the post-race snacks and booths.  Last year they had ice tubs as well as a Photo Backdrop for Photos.

Website/Registration:  Click Here

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About Maryalicia Verdecchia (84 Articles)
I am a mother, wife, and a sister who loves to run. Especially with my family if it's possible. I am a "Social Suzy' who tries to go to as many events and races as possible. Running is preferred, but I do volunteer when I can. When I am not running, you may find me wine tasting, traveling, or spending time with my family. I am proud to be part of the Run Oregon Team! If you see me, say 'Hi!'

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