Race Preview: 2016 EWEB Run to Stay Warm 5k/10k/Half Marathon (Eugene) AND DISCOUNT CODE!

Run to Stay Warm

Run to Stay Warm

Each year, we rely on our heating system to keep us warm through cold winter months. However, there are many people going through financial hardships who have to select carefully if they can afford to keep their homes heated. The Eugene Water and Electric Board’s Run To Stay Warm, which this year takes place on Sunday, November 20th, raises money for for EWEB’s Customer Care program to help income-eligible customers who are having difficulty paying their utility bills. Each year the program helps thousands of families stay warm. 

The event offers three race distances, plus a free 400m kids dash to start off the morning. The half marathon starts at 10am, and the course takes runners on walking/biking paths through Alton Brown Park and along the banks of the Willamette River. The 10k and 5k start together at 10:15am. While all races start along the same path for the first mile or so, watch closely for arrows on the pavement and for signs, since each of the three distances has different turnaround points along the way. The race is well supported, offering one water station on the 5k, three on the 10k and five on the half marathon course. The course maps also provide information on fuel and bathrooms along the course.

After the race, join other participants at Tap and Growler just across the street from the start/finish area (map) for soup and drinks. The award ceremony will also be held at that location; prizes are given to the top three finisher’s overall, male and female in each distance, and to top finishers in age groups.

Online registration is now open. When choosing your race distance, keep in mind that the half marathon course is open until 1:30pm, which allows for a pace of about 16min/mile. Event t-shirts are not included in the registration price, but you can choose to buy a technical event shirt (men’s and women’s sizing available) during signup for an additional $15. Shirts are only guaranteed to registrations by November 3rd.

Use code RUNOREGON16 for $5 off registration. 

Run to Stay Warm details:
When: Sunday, November 20; Kids’ race – 9:30 a.m.; Half marathon – 10 a.m.; 5K and 10K – 10:15 a.m.
Where: EWEB Plaza, Eugene, OR (map)
What: 5k, 10k, half marathon, kids dash
Registration: online here. There is NO Day of Race registration.
Registration cost: Half – $50; 10k – $35; 5k – $25; Event shirt – add $15
Registration includes: chip timed race, supported course, after-party at Tap and Growler, awards, half-marathon finisher’s medal.
Packet Pickup: EWEB’s North Building, 500 E. Fourth Ave. on Saturday, Nov. 19, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Day of Race 8-9:30 a.m.

Use code RUNOREGON16 for $5 off registration. 

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