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Race Preview: 2017 Eastern Oregon Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K (Spray, OR)

Make your Memorial Day Weekend a memorable one with a trip to Eastern Oregon for a race and a rodeo! The Eastern Oregon Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K is part of the Spray Rodeo weekend. This Half Marathon is in its 53rd year and the “oldest 1/2 marathon in the state” has recently added a 5K and 10K option. This event is sure to include small town charm (Spray had a population of just 160 according to the 2010 census) and a festive atmosphere with the rodeo, parade, and even cowboy church being held in the rodeo arena on Sunday morning.

Start your race morning by parking at Spray School and taking the 7:00 A.M. bus to the start lines for all races. All routes will end at the school. The race course follows the scenic John Day River along Highway 19 and has only a 12 foot rise in elevation over the 13.1 miles. There will be 3 aid stations along the route, but no restrooms except for at the start and finish.

After the race get showered and changed at Spray School; then enjoy a pancake, ham, and egg breakfast held there. An awards ceremony will follow the race, as well. The overall male and female half marathon winners will receive a top-notch belt buckle.

The price for this half marathon is an affordale $35. But, you must register by May 17 to guarantee a race shirt.  All profits from this event go to the Spray Rodeo Association, which supports the Spray Fire Department and EMS.

Eastern Oregon Half Marathon Details

Date: Saturday, May 27

Time: 7:00 A.M. – Half Marathon walkers
8:00 A.M.- Half Marathon
8:30 A.M. – 10K
8:45 A.M. – 5K

Location: Spray, Oregon

Entry Fee: $35 – all distances

Race Website: Click Here

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About Annette Vaughan (317 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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