Race Preview: 2015 Champoeg Half Marathon, 5 Miler, and Duathlon

2015 Sprint DuathlonChampoeg Park is a great venue for racing for Portland area runners. It's not too far (~30 minutes), but far enough away to feel like a bit of a destination, and it's very scenic in an Oregon sort of way. For those of you who want a choice of race distances and even race type, Energy Events' Champoeg Half Marathon, 5 Miler, and Duathlon may fit the bill. You can go long or short, or go for a run (3.3 miles)/bike (15 miles)/run (3.3 miles) combo. Registration for the races includes chip timing, a handcrafted finisher's medal, a tech shirt (5 miler and half marathon) or long sleeve shirt (duathlon), post-race beer and BBQ, and music by DJ Paradox.

The half marathon course is here. It’s an out and back with a 300 foot elevation gain over 1.37 miles on the out section and the same gain over 1.18 miles on the return, but otherwise mostly flat. The 5 mile course is here, and has light rolling hills throughout.

Registration is $70 for the half marathon, $40 for the 5 miler, and $60 for the duathlon through 9/21, but if you want the shirt, you need to sign up by 9/13. On race day weekend, prices for all events go up by $5.


Champoeg Half Marathon, 5 Miler, and Duathlon

When: Sunday, September 27, 2015, at 9 a.m. (half marathon and 5 miler), 9:30 a.m. (duathlon)

Where: Champoeg State Park, 8239 Champoeg Rd NESt. Paul, OR 97137

Register: Online here.

Packet Pickup: Saturday, September 26, 2015, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Downtown Portland Foot Traffic, 333 SW Taylor Avenue, Portland, OR 97204.

About Tung Yin (278 Articles)
Law prof by day, runner all the time. Got off the couch in January 2011 and have been obsessed with running ever since.
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