Race Preview: Owyhee Off-Road Challenge (Adrian, OR)

Owyhee Offroad Challenge

The Owyhee Off-Road Challenge takes place in Adrian, OR (one hour west of Boise, ID) on March 28, 2015. This beautiful, challenging chip-timed race runs on dirt trails, and you can choose between 5k, 10k, and half-marathon distances. The race proceeds will benefit the Adrian Track and Field team by installing a rubberized straight-away on their dirt running track. 

The half marathon takes off first at 9am, followed by the 10k and 5k at 9:45. Runners and walkers of all speeds are welcome to participate in all distances. The half marathon runners will complete a large circle on rolling hills to the top of the Owyhees overlooking the Snake river, with its most significant climb of 700ft during the first three miles. The 10k has the same elevation gain before reaching the turnaround point, whereas the 5k turns around before reaching the top of the 10k hill.

Adrian High School track

This race will benefits the next generation of runners. The Adrian High School track and field team currently has to bus to neighboring high schools to use their facilities, since the Adrian HS track is non-standard shape and made from packed dirt. While installing a full rubberized track is not within budget, the high school is hoping to raise enough funds to provide a rubberized 100m straight-away to allow the team basic running drills on a better surface.

You can also see race photos and updated information on the Owyhee Challenge Facebook Page.

Owyhee Off-Road Challenge details:
When: Saturday, March 28, 2015; 9am start
What: Half marathon, 10k, 5k
Where: Two Rivers Community Park, 106 Owyhee Street, Adrian, Oregon 97901
Registration: Online here
Registration cost: early bird $50 half marathon, $40 for 10k, $30 for 5k; after March 21 add $5; day of race add $10.
Registration includes: chip timed race, long-sleeve Leslie Jordan tech shirt, half-marathon finisher’s medals
Packet Pickup: Day of race only at Two Rivers Community Center

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