Race Preview: Uberthons 2015 Spring Half Marathon (Canby)

Uberthons put on its first half marathon (and full marathon) in fall 2013, and doubled the number of half marathons the next year. Can you spot the pattern? Okay, to be fair, there are a number of patterns that spring from 1 and 2 … powers of 2, ordinal, etc. Let’s just go with the easy 1, 2, 3!

That’s right, this year, Uberthons will be staging three (3) half marathons, one for each of the non-winter seasons. The Spring Half Marathon will take place on May 2, at St. Josef’s Winery in Canby, Oregon.

Besides the half marathon, there will also be a 5K race at the same location. And there will be two kids using the 5K course for attempts at setting the world records in the 15K for their age groups. One of the boys actually ran a 15K fast enough at the Luckython in March, but that course wasn’t USATF-certified; this one will be. While the 15K isn’t open to the public, you could be there for these attempts!

Race swag: Uberthons is known for its finisher’s medals. The ones for this race are going to be 4-inches long and will look like what’s pictured above. If you sign up at least 2 1/2 weeks in advance, you’ll get your name laser-engraved on the back, too. The 5K race comes with a finisher’s medal that looks just like the half marathon one, except of course the distance on the medal will read 5K. (If you run all three half marathons (spring, summer, fall), you also get the Half Series medal.)

Half participants will get the race shirt. 5K participants can buy the shirt while supplies last. (The summer half apparel item will be tech shorts, and the fall apparel item will be hats and socks.)

If you are really fast, you could win some prize money too.

Finally, the post-race food will be catered by Qdoba’s.


Oregon Spring Half Marathon (and 5K)

When: May 2, 2015, at 8 a.m.

Where: St. Josef’s Winery, 28836 S. Barlow Rd., Canby, OR

Register: Online here, $70 for the half marathon, $35 for the 5K. [Note that there is a discount for signing up for all three half marathons plus the Let Freedom Ringathon, which will have a bunch of July 4 races, including another half marathon for you fanatics out there.]


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