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Race Preview: 2016 Timberline Marathon & Half Marathon

If you were wanting to partake in one of the most scenic races in the Pacific Northwest, you'll want to check out the Timberline Marathon and Half Marathon. This two day event will take racers along a single track course circling beautiful Timothy Lake, and offering up extraordinary views of Mt. Hood. There will be two half marathon options, one taking place Saturday, June 11; the second option taking place Sunday, June 12. The marathon will take place Saturday, June 11.

Event Schedules 

Saturday
7-10am: Packet pick-up at Clackamas Ranger Station for SATURDAY EVENTS ONLY
8:30am: Marathon race start
10:00am: Half marathon race start
12:30pm (estimated): Awards ceremony
3:00 p.m. Course closes

Sunday
8-9:30am: Packet pick-up at Clackamas Ranger Station
9:30am: Half marathon race start
11:30am (estimated): Awards ceremony
1:30 p.m. Course closes

The start and finish for all races is at Clackamas Lake Ranger Station. Bag check will also be available at the start/finish area.

The course is full of small elevation changes and twists and turns, and will have runners traverse three rustic bridges over sparkling tributaries that feed the deep blue waters of the lake. A full course map can be found here: COURSE MAP

There will be three aid stations on the course with water and Gatorade as well as refreshments in the finish area. Participants will be required to carry their own nutrition and hydration supplies but will be able to refill hydration containers at the aid stations. COURSE AID STATION DISTANCES

Awards will be presented to the top three male and female finishers. Age groups awards will also be presented to the top three finishers in each age group category. All participants will receive a commemorative Timberline Marathon technical shirt and a custom finishers medal.

Please note: You must be able to complete the course within 6 1/2 hours for the marathon and 4 hours for the half marathon for safety reasons. Walkers are not permitted to register for the marathon due to course support constraints, however, walkers are welcome in the half marathon. Additional course rule information can be found here.

Current entry fees are $80 for the marathon and $75 for the half marathon event. Registration for each race/day can be found here: GET ME REGISTERED or you can choose to mail in your registration: MAIL IN ENTRY FORM

Event parking is located along Skyline Road 42 just south of Clackamas Ranger Station near the start/finish area. DO NOT park in any campgrounds unless you are a registered guest. DO NOT park anywhere along Skyline Road 42 north of Clackamas Ranger Station or your vehicle will be towed.

What: Timberline Marathon and Half Marathon

When: Saturday, June 11 (Full & Half Marathon) and Sunday, June 12 (Half Marathon); Start times listed above.

Where: Timothy Lake, Cascade Ranger Station

Cost: $80 for Marathon & $75 for Half Marathon

Registration: GET ME REGISTERED

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About Rachel Peters (67 Articles)
Mom, avid runner, avid hiker, proud Oregonian.

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