Race Preview: 2015 Umpqua River Run

Roseburg's Umpqua River Run features a variety of distances complete with scenic views along the Umpqua River. With a Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, and Kids Marathon all followed by the Umpqua River Festival, you can race the distance of your choice and then enjoy the post-race festivities.

photo from umpquariverrun.com

The 5K and 10K courses stay on the Stewart Park bike/running paths. Both courses will run along the Umpqua River for a large portion of the race. The half marathon course is a mix of bike/running paths, neighborhoods, and country roads. This course also follows the river for a good portion of the time. (Links to all course maps can be found here.) All distances will be chip timed.

The Umpqua River – photo from umpquariverrun.com

The Kid’s Marathon is truly an original event. Kids from age 3-14 can participate in a marathon one mile at a time. Kids run or walk a total of 25 miles before race day. On race day they complete their final 1.2 miles. Kids who track and complete the entire marathon distance will receive a special finisher’s medal. What a great way to get kids moving and learning to train for race day!

After the races, participants can enjoy Umpqua River chocolate milk, fresh berry cobbler from Kruse Farms, and they will receive a ticket for one free drink at either Old 99 Brewing Company or Booster Juice. They will also receive a ticket to enter the prize drawing. More food and drinks will be available and live music will keep you entertained. Awards and prize drawings will follow the races, too. There are plenty of reasons to hang out after the race, so stick around and enjoy the Umpqua River Festival.

Umpqua River Run Details

Date: Saturday, August 15

Times: 7:30 A.M. – Half Marathon
7:45 A.M. – 10K
8:00 A.M. – 5K
9:30 A.M. – Kids Marathon Final Mile

Location: Stewart Park, Roseburg

Race Fees: $50 – Half Marathon
$35 – 5K and 10K
$5 – Kids Final Mile (must register by Aug. 5)
Teams receive a $5 discount per participant. Find out more about team requirements here.

Race Website: Click Here

About Annette Vaughan (493 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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