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Race Preview: Summer Half Classic and 5K 7/17/16 (Coburg, Ore.)

Join me at the Summer Half Classic and 5Kformerly known as Run in the Country, taking place Sunday, July 17, 2016 in historic Coburg, Oregon. Coburg is just minutes north of Eugene, and the start/finish line will be at Norma Pfieffer Park. Stick around after the race and explore the area, too. There are tons of things to do in, and near, Coburg. There is an 8 a.m. start for the half marathon, and the 5K will kick-off at 8:15 a.m. The Summer Half Classic and 5K event is now presented by the amazing runners at Eclectic Edge Racing. If you have participated in the Coburg Run in the Country event in the past as I have, the Summer Half Classic course will be identical. This is a wonderful, exceptionally  flat course, that results in a lot of PR's. Aid stations will be available on the course. Entry fees for the half marathon are $35 if pre-registering, and day-of registration is available for an additional $5.

The 5K, which is new (Coburg Run in the Country did not have a 5K), will be a 5K criterium style course. This course will be a series of five loops, each 1K in distance, that travel around Norma Pfieffer Park. I’ve never participated in a criterium style event, and am excited to participate in this 5K! Registration for the 5K is currently $25 for advanced registration. Race day registration is available for an additional $5.

Packet pick-up will be race morning at the start/finish line, located at Norma Pfieffer Park. Awards will be presented to the top three overall male and female finishers, as well as the top three male and female finishers in each age group, for both the half marathon and 5K.

I hope you will consider joining me at the Summer Half Classic and 5K!

Date: Sunday, July 17, 2016
Time: 8 a.m. for the half marathon and 8:15 a.m. for the 5K
Distances: Half marathon and 5K (criterium style course)
Cost: $35 for the half marathon, $25 for the 5K. Add $5 for race-day registration. Technical event shirts available for $10. Note: Ages 60+ and 17 and under save $5 off registration.
Register: Click here to register

About Jessica Mumme (244 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,

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