Race Preview: 2015 Homer’s Classic 2015

In conjunction with Silverton's Homer Davenport Days, the annual Homer's Classic will be held on August 9. This small town race is truly a classic, featuring Marion County's only original covered bridge on the 8K course.

Photo from racenorthwest.com

Homer’s Classic features an 8K run and a 2 mile walk/run. Both out and back courses are flat and fast. The scenic farmland and hop fields, the historic Gallon House Covered Bridge (on the 8K course), and a finish on the Silverton High School track make this truly a race to remember. To see the course map, click here.

After the race, enjoy watermelon slices and Mexican pastries. Awards and prizes will also follow. Ribbons will be presented to the top 3 runners in each 5 year age group category for the 8K. Ribbons will also go to the top 10 male and female runners in the 2 mile fun run. The overall male and female winners and master winners will receive trophies. And don’t forget, all runners are eligible for great local prizes, so be sure to check for the drawing winners to be posted after the run.

Proceeds from this event go to help high school and youth running programs in both Silverton and Mt. Angel.

Plan to head into downtown Silverton afterwards to enjoy the rest of the festivities planned for Homer Davenport Days. There are Davenport races, described as “people-powered home furnishings,” which sounds like an event not to be missed. There is also a craft fair, an international food court, car show, live music, and more.

If you haven’t checked out Homer’s Classic yet, make sure you put this original event on your calendar. It is truly one of a kind.

Homer’s Classic Details

Date: Sunday, August 9

Time: 9:00 A.M.

Location: Old Silverton High School, 802 Schlader Street, Silverton

Race Fees:  $28 or $15 without the tech tee (if registered online by noon on 8/8)
$20 – Day of Race, no t-shirt

Race Website: Click Here


About Annette Vaughan (489 Articles)
Annette Vaughan is a runner and personal trainer in Canby, Oregon. She began running at the age of 30 and became hooked after her first race (even though she is a self-proclaimed slow runner.) She enjoys small local races from 5Ks to half-marathons, with a 30K on the books as her longest run ever. She has also become a huge fan of obstacle course races and just can't get enough of them. Annette is a certified personal trainer, who believes in promoting movement since our bodies were designed to move. The more we move, the better we move and function in everyday life.
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