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Race Preview: The Rogue Run 2016

Fall is marathon season in the Pacific Northwest. While it won't officially be fall on race day, The Rogue Run is a great start to the season with a marathon, half marathon, and 10K. This official Boston Marathon qualifier is held in Medford and boasts beautiful fall views. 

The Rogue Run is a point to point race run on paved pathways along the scenic Bear Creek Greenway. The marathon course goes from Emigrant Lake to the Jackson County Expo. The route is a gradual downhill, so it should be a fast course. There are 11 aid stations along the marathon route and the website warns of the “Table of Temptation” somewhere along the route. I’m not sure what that is, but apparently it isn’t your traditional aid station.

The Providence Rogue Run offers prize money for the top 3 overall male and female runners in both the marathon and half marathon. There are also age group awards in 5 year increments.

There will be changing facilities at the finish area, so that you can stick around for the family-friendly Southern Oregon Harvest and Brewfest. Enjoy live music, food vendors, a chili cook-off, grape stomping, and the beer garden.

Since this is a point to point race, there will be buses taking racers to the start line from the finish area at Jackson County Expo. See website for shuttle bus details.
Please note: strollers are not allowed on the race course and there will be no day of race registration.

Rogue Run Details

Date: Sunday, September 18

Times: 7:10 A.M. – Marathon
8:10 A.M. – Half marathon and 10K

Location: Parking/finish/bus pick-up – Jackson County Expo, 1 Peninger Rd, Central Point

Entry Fees: $105 – Marathon
$55 – Half marathon or 10K

Race Website: Click Here

 

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About Annette Vaughan (298 Articles)
Annette Vaughan is a runner, personal trainer, and race director 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 the race director for Get A Clue Scavenger Race and owns a personal training studio in Canby. She 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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