Race Preview: Uberthon’s 2016 Oregon Spring Half Marathon, 5k & 10k


There are some races that I make sure to put on my calendar every year, and Uberthon’s Oregon Spring Half Marathon is definitely one of them. This race never fails to feature scenic views of the Willamette Valley and typically attracts some top notch competition. The 2016 event, which also includes a 5k and 10k, is set to take place Saturday, May 28 at Heirloom Roses in St. Paul, Oregon.

The course, which is noted as being ‘fast and flat – except for the hill’ will start and finish at Heirloom Roses; the official start line being on the road and the finish line at the end of ‘the rose tunnel.’ A more in depth look at the course map can be found here: COURSE MAP

The half marathon will be paced by the Oregon Half Pacers.The pace groups are 1:45 (8:00/mi), 2:00 (9:09/mi), 2:15 (10:18/mi) and 2:30 (11:27/mi).

Each race will be chip timed, with results posted instantly. All Half Marathon finishers will receive the Oregon Spring Half Marathon belt buckle. 5k and 10k finishers will receive the Uberthons belt buckle. For all races (5k, 10k & half) the overall top 3 male and female finishers, top 3 male and female Masters (age 45+) finishers, and 1st male and female 65+ will be awarded the special Uberthons overall award medal at the finish line. Age group winners will receive a decorative placers pin.

Cost to register is $75 for the half, $35 for the 10k, and $30 for the 5k. Half marathon participants will receive the Oregon Half event shirt. Registration can be found here: REGISTRATION On the registration site, you also have the option of registering for the ‘half series package,’ which gets you an entry into 3 of the 4 Oregon Half Marathon Series Races.

At the conclusion of the event, you’ll want to stick around for the Qdoba Mexican Bar Grill which will be open beginning at 9AM. Post-race food is included in each paid registration fee. Others may participate for $8.00 each.

Packet pick-up will take place May 26 from 4-8pm at Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott 6100 SW Meadows Rd. Lake Oswego, OR 97035

As part of the OREGON SPRING event, the Oregon Spring Half Marathon and Famous Footwear are providing a Toy Drive collection. All toys will be donated to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. If you have a toy to donate, you can donate it at packet pick-up, at the event, or any of the specified Famous Footwear locations. To see the list of locations or get more information about the toy drive, click here.

If you’re not familiar with Uberthon’s, you’ll want to familiarize yourself with them, as they always seem to succeed at offering up well organized, family friendly events with some pretty sweet race swag thrown in as well. I have yet to participate in  one of their events and be disappointed, and I would highly recommend the Oregon Spring Half Marathon.

What: Oregon Spring Half Marathon, 5K, & 10K

When: Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 7:30am

Where: Heirloom Roses

Cost: $75 for the Half Marathon, $35 for the 10k, $30 for the 5k

Registration found HERE

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