Race Preview: Uberthons Halloweenathon 10/25/2014 (Aloha, Oregon)

Uberthons Halloweenathon Finish Medal (Photo Credit: Uberthons)

Uberthons Halloweenathon Finish Medal (Photo Credit: Uberthons)

Ready for another fantastic Uberthons event? Trying to find a race near Halloween where you can dress up and look super scary and not have people look at you funny? (I don’t look at costumed runners funny, but I know some runners do). Look no further than the third annual Halloweenathon, occurring Saturday, October 25, 2014 at The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Course in Aloha, Oregon. So what makes the Halloweenathon stand out among other Halloween races? Well, because you get to run on the golf course. That’s right! The entire north 18 hole golf course will be reserved for the event, and will be run on the paved paths zipping through the golf course. Check out the official course map here for more details. It looks like the 10k and 15k options will be loops using the 5k course, from reviewing the course map.

Choices, choices, choices. So now that you’re as excited as me about running on the golf course, how about deciding which distance you want to run? You may choose a 5k, 10k, or 15k Run For Your Bones. Also, there is a 15k relay option available! These three races all begin at 9 a.m. Feel free to have the family bring the kids along, too, as there will be a Casper Dash. This race starts at 11:15 a.m. Any kid, any size, any age, is welcome to run around the golf course on the designated paths. The length of the Casper Dash will be determined just prior to the event, when race organizers know the age of the kids participating. Last year, there was a 1k or 0.5k available for the kids to participate in. The Casper Dash is free. If you would like to purchase a medal for your pint-sized runners, you may pay $10 at packet pick-up or at the race for one – note availability is limited.

As of this writing, the famous Uberthons food bar announcement has not been made as to the post-race food. If you are not familiar with these, Uberthons is known for having an amazing food “bar” at the end of races. These typically are a baked potato bar, pancake bar, fruit bar, etc.  Packet pick-up details are not yet available, but will be posted on the website shortly before the race date. Registration is $35 for the 5k; $40 for the 10k; $45 for the 15k, and $90 for the 15k Run for your Bones relay. These prices are valid before midnight on October 23, 2014.

And some of the most fabulous news of all about Uberthons races? All finishers receive an A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. finisher medal. These are super-super-super legit medals. For all you medal loving folks like me, it is totally worth the price of admission for the Uberthons finisher medals.

Make sure to get registered soon to secure your spot for the 2014 edition of the Uberthons Halloweenathon. Spaces are limited for this third annual event, and I don’t want you (or me!) to miss out!

Date: Saturday October 25, 2014
Distance: 5k, 10k, 15k, 15-relay, Casper Kids Dash
Start Time: 9 a.m. at The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Course in Aloha
Cost: $35 for the 5k; $40 for the 10k; $45 for the 15k; $90 for the 15k relay, $0 for the Casper Kids Dash
Register: Click here to register

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