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Race Preview: Hell of the Northwest Half Marathon & 10K

Hell of the Northwest offers a beautiful and challenging trail run in the crisp and cool PNW November. Just 40 minutes from Corvallis and 50 minutes from Eugene at the Alsea Falls Recreation area, this location is sure to offer participants and spectators a scenic treat of forests and a chance to see several waterfalls. This picturesque event is capped at 200 participants, with 150 of those slotted for the half marathon and 50 for the 10K, so don't delay and register today!

The course starts out with .20 of flat and open trail prior to punching it up the Alsea falls Hiking area ridge to .60 and traversing and old gravel road until mile 1 for all competitors and taking off downhilll for a super great time to mile 1.6. From that point the run follows to a turn around point for the 10K and a similar route for the 1/2 with a few turns for 2015.

The 10K will be an out and back, with a 1,000 ft elevation gain and the half will reward its participants with 1,775 ft elevation. This won’t be a walk in the park 12 days before Thanksgiving, but Oregon Trail Runs promises that with the challenges, it will be a fast course. The half marathon also features a new loop this year.

Participants are invited to a post race BBQ (included with your entry fee). Planning to spectate?  Enjoy the hiking trails and come on down to the BBQ for $5.

Race Details:

When:  Sat. Nov 14th
Day of registration:  7:30 am – 9:30am
Start time:  10am for the half and 10:10 am for the 10K

Where:   Alsea Falls Recreation area, Monroe, Oregon

Registration: $25 for the 10K and $40 for the half marathon until Nov 1st.  Add $5 after this date.
Click here to register online. 

Website:  Oregon Trail Runs

Deadlines to be aware of:
Until Nov. 1st, tech shirts are available online for $25
Nov. 1st, registration fees increase by $5
Nov. 12th at 12pm, online registration will closed.

Be prepared for things to get a little technical out there!

 

About Robin York (146 Articles)
Robin grew up as a couch potato and did everything she could to get out of exercise, until one day a good friend would not stop talking about this fun 5k race she was doing. Finally Robin got off the couch and trained for this "fun" race using C25K (couch to 5k program). After crossing that first finish line, she kept going and became a "runner". After losing 80 lbs, gaining health, a love of being active and setting a healthy example for her husband and kids, she thinks she'll stick with this whole "running thing".

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