Race Preview: Barrel to Keg Relay to End Poverty (Philomath to Newport) – ONE DAY RELAY

Wine. Beer. Fundraiser to help people in poverty. Costumes. Lots of running, with friends or all by yourself. What else could you need in a day?

The 7th Annual Barrel to Keg Relay to End Poverty is a great and scenic one day relay through the back country of the beautiful Oregon Coast that starts at the Harris Bridge Vineyard in Philomath, Oregon, winds through back roads, some trails and the usual paved roads, crosses over the Yaquina Bay Bridge and finishes at the Rogue Ales Brewery at in Newport, Oregon.  If you are a total ultra-marathon badass you can run the 111k (69 mile) or walk the 51k (35 mile) distances by yourself, or you can round of up your friends into teams of two to seven and split the distances into legs. If you don’t have a team and want to participate in one, don’t worry, the organizers will help you get connected up!  Make sure to meet your team’s last runner/walker in the corral near the finish line and all cross the finish line together!!

All proceeds of the relay benefit the Community Services Consortium that helps people in poverty in seven Oregon counties. The relay is timed, but not competitive. Post race festivities start at 4:00 pm – get a massage, drink wine drink beer, eat great food, enjoy live music and stay around for the awards ceremony. Awards will be given to the fastest teams in each of the six divisions as well as special awards to Best Team Name, Best Decorated Vehicle, and Most Creative Costumes and to the top three teams who raise the most money.

Entries for 2017 will be limited to 1,000 participants and it’s already filling up. Get those running shoes out and sign up now!

What: Barrel to Key Relay to End Poverty


  • Start at Harris Bridge Vineyard at 22937 Harris Road Philomath, Oregon, 97370
  • Finish at Rogue Brewery at 2320 OSU Drive, Newport, OR, 97365

When: Saturday, July 22, 2017 Register here! $76 per person from May 1 – June 30, 2017; $87 per person July 1 – July 22, 2017

Start Times: 7:00 am, 7:20 am, 7:40 am, 8:00 am, 8:20 am, 8:40 am, 9:00 am –  Starting waves will be assigned based on estimated 10K times of team members.

These times must be submitted with a team’s entry. Team captains will be notified of wave assignments two weeks before the relay. **Solo runners may use a 5am early start time**



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