In addition to running literally through the dahlia fields (smile for the photographer here!), the half marathon will treat runners to views of beautiful wooded forests, a golf course, and the Willamette River, as well as quaint residential streets. The course also features some old logging roads and a few short (but steep) hills. Luckily there are 8 water stations and it ends with 1/4 downhill, so save your legs for the nice sprint finish!
The 10K run or walk course puts participants on the old logging road right away at mile 1, with the first mentionable hill at mile 1.5. Wheat fields and farm houses are the views on this course and the second mentionable hill appears at the halfway point, but again, there are 4 water stations to help and a lovely downhill finish!
Sorry – no dogs are allowed on the course.
Every finisher will receive a medal and a beautiful cut dahlia as they cross the finish line. Awards will also be given to the top three male and female finishers in each age group (ten year brackets).
For up to date race information, see the event’s Facebook page.
When: Saturday, August 26th; 7:00 am
Where: New Life Foursquare Church | 2350 SE Territorial Rd, Canby, OR
What: 10k, half marathon
Registration: Online here
Price: Half – $55; 10k – $45
Registration includes: Pre-post race festivities, Uberthons chip timing, water/aid stations, finisher’s medal and dahlia, awards.
Packet Pickup: Friday, August 25th from 2:30 – 6:30pm; Day of race from 6:00am – 6:45am at 2350 SE Territorial Rd, Canby, Oregon 97013