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Race Preview: Cottage Grove Half Marathon 3/5/2016

Cottage Grove Half Marathon, occurring March 5, 2016 in beautiful Cottage Grove, Oregon. There is a new race in town! Oregon Trail Runs brings presents the Cottage Grove Half Marathon, occurring Saturday, March 5, 2016 in gorgeous Cottage Grove, Oregon. Cottage Grove is about 20 minutes south of Eugene, Oregon. The beneficiary of the Cottage Grove Half Marathon is United Way of Lane County. Participants will park at Bohemia Park in Cottage Grove (the finish line), and then catch a shuttle to the start line. Packet pick-up will be located at Bohemia Park. The start is at Dorena School, with a 9 a.m. start time. Arrive, be parked and ready no later than 8 a.m. to catch the shuttles at Bohemia Park to get to the start.

Finisher medal!

The course is going to be stunningly beautiful. You’ll run along The Row River Trail, which is quite flat and straight. The net loss of the race is 200+ feet. Walkers are welcome – the course limit it 4 hours. Mile markers will be at every mile (woo-hoo!). Aid stations will be spread about the course every 2-3 miles, and will include Glukos electrolyte drink and water. Some aid stations will have portable toilets and energy food. As the trails are open to the public, please be especially mindful to announce when you are passing, and don’t leave any trash. Aid stations will have recycle, compost and trash bins. Please leave dogs and strollers at home, they are not allowed on the course for the safety of participants.

Stick around for the post race celebration at the finish line in Bohemia Park! Awards will be presented to the top overall men and women in each age group. Age groups are 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60+. The ceremony will occur at 11:30 a.m.

Come out, race in this new half marathon, and help support the incredible efforts of United Way of Lane County!

Date: Saturday, March 5, 2016
Distance: Half Marathon
Start Time: 9 a.m. (Last shuttle to start line leaves at 8 a.m.)
Cost: $79
Register: Click here to register

About Jessica Mumme (235 Articles)
Jessica Mumme, a Portland native, currently lives in Eugene with her husband and three cats (children). Her favorite distances are the 10k and marathon, but she will run any race distances, and especially loves competing in running events. She is Half Fanatic #2635, and has completed 42 half marathons since May, 2009. Jessica tackled her first ultra marathon distance at the 2015 McKenzie River Trail 50k Ultra. See her race calendar and other fun stuff at her personal blog, runjessica.com.

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