Race Preview: 2016 Albany Half Marathon

The 4th annual Albany Half Marathon is just around the corner! Whether you are looking for a good first-timer half marathon course, a training run before the Portland Marathon, or just a half marathon with a good cause; this race is for you. This event was created to raise money for schools in Albany, Oregon. All proceeds from the Albany Half Marathon go to the Albany schools to generate better facilities and create/maintain after school programs which will focus on teaching youth positive lessons related to physical activity and making good choices.

Join local runners and support Albany schools by running either the half marathon or the 5K. You can bring the kids too. They can run the 1 mile Kids Run. Walkers are welcome to participate in this race, and you are welcome to bring strollers and even your dogs for this event. The course will be well-supported, with water stations about every 2 miles. You can view the half marathon course map here, and the 5K course map at this link. 

This race is chip-timed and all participants will receive a medal and a dri-fit shirt. There will also be awards post-race.

Photo from albanyhalfmarathon.org

Albany Half Marathon Details

Date: Sunday, September 18

Times: 7:30 A.M. – Half Marathon
8:00 A.M. – 5K
8:05 A.M. – Kids Run

Location: Timber Linn Park, 900 Price Rd. SE, Albany

Entry Fees: $55 – Half Marathon
$25 – 5K
$5 – Kids Run

Race Website: Click Here

 

About Annette Vaughan (493 Articles)
Annette Vaughan is a runner and personal trainer in Canby, Oregon. She began running at the age of 30 and became hooked after her first race (even though she is a self-proclaimed slow runner.) She enjoys small local races from 5Ks to half-marathons, with a 30K on the books as her longest run ever. She has also become a huge fan of obstacle course races and just can't get enough of them. Annette is a certified personal trainer, who believes in promoting movement since our bodies were designed to move. The more we move, the better we move and function in everyday life.
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