Race Preview: Youngberg Hill Half Marathon, 10k and 5k 5/17/2015 (McMinnville, OR)

Young berg Hill Half-marathon, 10k and 5k. Occurring Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Youngberg Hill in McMinnville, Oregon!

Young berg Hill Half-marathon, 10k and 5k. Occurring Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Youngberg Hill in McMinnville, Oregon!

A brand new half marathon, 10k and 5k is hitting the winery + running scene! With great enthusiasm, may I present to you the Youngberg Hill Half, 10k and 5k, which will benefit the McMinnville High School, and presented by Double Dog Dare U Events, who host a number of popular events such as the Bald Peak Half and Twelve Bridges Relay. First, let me fill you in just a little on the location of this event, Youngberg Hill, located in McMinnville:
"Oregon’s premier wine country estate and one of Wine Spectator’s favorite locations; set on a 50 acre hilltop surrounded by an organic vineyard. We have an amazing 25 year old vineyard that is farmed organically. We are well known for producing award winning Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris wines."

This short snippet just makes me beyond-excited to participate in this event! pinot Noir and Pinot Gris are my absolutely favorite wines – ever. And note, wine tasting will be available after the event! Yeah, I’ll definitely be tasting a bit!

Youngberg Hill Half Marathon elevation profile.

The course, an out-and-back, will take runners through beautiful farmlands, offering participants stellar views of the Willamette Valley, even Mt. Hood. Gentle rolling hills and a peaceful rural route will delight your senses. After reviewing the elevation profile, you can see that we will run down-hill to start the half marathon, zip along the gentle rollers, then have to kick-it into gear for the last burst to the finish line, climbing the category 2 hill back to Youngberg Hill. The 10k and 5k course maps are available for review, as well.  All of the three courses will present you with a challenge, but the reward of getting to that finish line, and enjoying some award winning Pinot’s, will be worth it!

As this event is limited to 350 total participants, don’t wait too long to get your registration submitted! Your registration fee includes a technical event shirt (size guaranteed through April 15 only), a finisher medal for half marathon participants, and post event food and beverages at the finish line, Youngberg Hill.

I am genuinely excited to be participating in the Youngberg Hill Half Marathon. Running and wine … beautiful views, a challenging course … I’m sold! I hope to see you there!

Date: Sunday, May 17, 2015
Distance: Half-Marathon, 10k, 5k
Start Time: 9 a.m. for the half-marathon, 9:15 a.m. for the 10k and 9:30 a.m. for the 5k
Cost: $55 for the half-marathon, $35 for the 10k, $25 for the 5k through May 14. Day of race registration available if space remains for an additional $15 for each event.
Register: Click here to register

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