Race Preview: 2015 Rogue Run

September 20th would be a great day to be in Medford Oregon for the annual Rogue Run event. Including a full marathon, half and 10K, this event will be sure to have great views and the perks are all there. A BQ course, food and drink, finishers medals, and a mostly flat course along the Bear Creek Greenway. The races are point to point, and I can personally say that it is a great place to run!

The marathon starts at Emigrant Lake park outside of Ashland at 7:10 am. Note, there is a 6 hour limit on the course and those that can’t make it will be picked up. At 8:10 the half marathon starts in the nearby town of Talent. Starting at Bear Creek Park, the 10K starts at 8:10 as well. All three races will be finishing at the Southern Oregon Harvest Festival and Brewfest in Central Point. There will also be a kids one mile race starting in waves from 3 to 5 pm during packet pickup the day before. Online registration closes the 29th at midnight, and it will not be open on event day.

The event costs are as follows:
Marathon: $85
Half Marathon: $55
10k: $55
Rogue Rambler: $20

There is a cash purse in the half and full, with money going to the top 3 overall male and female runners. Everyone who crosses the finish line will get a medal and age group awards will be handed out three deep in five year increments. Packet pickup is on Saturday from 3 to 7 pm at the Jackson County Expo. That is also where the busses will be on event day to take participants to the start line.

For those who are truly speedy there is an elite standard that allows those interested to run for free. For those that are male and can run under 1:10 or 2:29 (half and full) or female at under 1:22 or 2:59, they are to contact the RD with proof of their performance. This will guarantee at least a few speedsters leading the way!

This event looks like a good way to wrap up the summer racing season. The half or full would be a great deal, with the course and competition being top notch. Having a festival to unwind at after is not a bad idea either. Definitely a great place to qualify for Boston, the elevation changes will be minimal. Lots to like and worth the drive, this race would be a great one to make memories at!

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