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Race Preview: Huckleberry Half Marathon, 10k and 5k 8/1/2015 (Welches, Ore.)

Look at this finisher medal! WOW!

Look at this finisher medal! WOW!

What a finisher medal! It’s Bigfoot! Get yours hands on one of these at the Huckleberry Half Marathon, occurring Saturday, August 1, 2015 in Welches, Oregon. Also taking place will be a 10k and the new 5k, so there is a distance for everyone! Hooray!

The Huckleberry Half Marathon events begin at Welches Middle School (24903 E Salmon River Road, Welches, Oregon, 97067). Parking is limited so definitely consider carpooling. 

What makes the Huckleberry Half so special is the scenery (and Bigfoot). It’s stunning, with the semi-closed route being a large loop on paved, flat surfaces, with some rolling hills thrown in for a little challenge! You’ll truly get to explore the Mt. Hood area with this race! Check out the half marathon course map to get all the scenic details! The half marathon will follow the 10k course, but it’ll add some extra miles and take you across the Salmon River twice.

The 10k takes participants will get to take in the gorgeous Cascade Mountains Range, and see “the scenery of moss-filled trees and woodsy homes”. I love this! The 5k, which is new this year, will make you want to keep going to see more, I bet! It will provide you a taste of all the beautiful sights to see in the area.

 

Heather grey Huckleberry Half Marathon shirts available for runners - Green ones are for the awesome volunteers!

Heather grey Huckleberry Half Marathon shirts available for runners – Green ones are for the awesome volunteers!

Besides beautiful scenery and Bigfoot – what else do you get to look forward to by participating in this event? Well, you’ll get complimentary Bigfoot photos (woah!), a customer tote, free beer coupon (21+ and please bring ID), and the half marathon and 10k finishers will receive the coveted L’Il Bigfoot finisher medal, which is made of reclaimed redwood in California. So unique! Not only all of this awesomeness, but the Huckleberry Half is a proud supporter of The Mount Hood Kiwanis Camp.


The Huckleberry Half, 10k and 5k takes place August 1, 2015 in Welches, Oregon.

The Huckleberry Half, 10k and 5k takes place August 1, 2015 in Welches, Oregon.

Make sure to get the Huckleberry Half Marathon, 10k and (new) 5k on your race calendar – it is “The Quintessential Mt. Hood Experience!”

Date: Saturday, August 1, 2015
Distance: Half Marathon, 10k, 5k
Start Time: 7:0 a.m. for half marathon walk, 7:30 a.m. half marathon run, 8 a.m. for 10k, 8:30 a.m. for 5k
Cost: $69 for the half marathon, $40 for the 10k, $29 for the 5k
Register: Click here to register

 

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