Spend Valentine’s Day doing what you love – running with other people supporting your marathon and half marathon goals! Coach Jim and his group are doing a special run on the Banks-Vernonia Trail, giving runners an amazing chance to run on the very trail on which their marathon will be run!
This run is likely to have a very good turnout, since it is a preview of the race. ORRC became a sponsor of Coach Jim’s Elite Runners in Training and the ORRC Vernonia Marathon and Half Marathon race director, Mark Barrett, is working with Coach Jim on this training run.
It is important that if you are planning to attend this run, you RSVP on facebook or by emailing Coach Jim – if there is enough interest, Barrett will organize a shuttle from the Banks Trailhead so runners can start at the marathon start (the Cedar Ridge Retreat) and run back to their vehicles for a nice point-to-point 20 miler.
Learn more about the ORC Vernonia Marathon and Half Marathon (and sign up) online here. You can also check out the course maps at that link. The races are on Sunday, April 12; for ORRC members the marathon is $60 (be sure to check out Coach Jim’s group discount) and the half marathon is $32.
Where: Banks Trailhead on the Banks-Vernonia Trail. If enough people RSVP, there will be a shuttle and the run will be a point-to-point.
What time (if no shuttle): The run will start at 8a, so be there by 7:45 to use the potty and find your pace group. There is a bathroom at the Banks Trailhead. Watch for any updates about the shuttle on the Coach Jim facebook page (see link below) – Check there in case this post is not updated with new information!
Distance: 20 miles
You can RSVP and meet other runners through Coach Jim’s facebook page, too.