Race Preview: 2017 Oregon Mid-Valley Road Race 5k/10k/Half Marathon (Albany)

Looking for a half marathon on Thanksgiving morning? This year, the Oregon Mid-Valley Road Race in North Albany, OR has added a Half Marathon option along with the 10k and 5k Runs, (as well as the 2.5 Mile Walk.) If you love the challenge that only a description like “Scenic Hill” offers, this is the race for you! They don’t call this year’s event “The Gobbler’s Revenge” for nothing!

If you would like to view the course maps for each of the distances, you can find the Half Marathon Interactive web-based map here, the 10k “Scenic Challenge” Run here, the 5k “To Hill and Back” Run here,  and the 2.5 Mile Walk here. “Scenic Hill” as well as two water stations will await you on both the Half Marathon as well as the 10k, and these courses are for the “serious runners.” There will also be road marshals present for all of the distances. Sidewalks and/or bike lanes will be available throughout the 2.5 Mile walk and strollers and dogs will be allowed for the walking route also.

Timing for the race will be provided by MYLAPS “Chip on the Bib” so please be sure to wear your bib for the race and do not to crumple, fold, or place your bib between yourself and your child (if you are carrying your child over the finish line.) Doing so could compromise the transponder and disrupt the signal for timing purposes. The good news is the timing chip is disposable, so you don’t need to return it at the end of your race. You will have an option to recycle it at the finish line if you desire to do so.  Results will be posted as they come in live and will be accessible via your phone/tablet immediately. Alternatively, you can have your results printed out at the storefront where the awards will be.

So come on out and get some exercise before you eat all that turkey and pumpkin pie!


What: Gobbler’s Revenge: The Oregon Mid-Valley Road Race Half Marathon/10k/5k/2.5 Mile Walk

When: November 23rd, 2017. Half Marathon starts at 7:30AM, 5k/10k/2.5 Mile Walk starts at 8:00AM.

Where: North Albany Plaza (617 NW Hickory St, Albany.) Parking will be available at North Albany Middle School (5 min away at 1205 NW North Albany Road, Albany) if the lot is full.

Register: Here

Registration Cost: Half Marathon is $65 until 11/1 (price increases to $75.) 10k is $40 until 11/22 (price increases to $45.) Both Half Marathon and 10k include shirt in registration. 5k is $40 with shirt until 10/31 and $25 without shirt until 11/25. 2.5 Mile Walk is $35 with shirt until 10/31 and $20 without shirt until 11/25.

Packet Pick-Up: 11/22 from 4:00PM-6:00PM in North Albany Plaza at Design House. Race Day from 6:45AM-7:45AM.

About Author

I'm the owner of Healthy Girl Fitness and I'm a personal trainer, certified AFAA group exercise instructor, and an RRCA certified running coach in SW Portland. I am also the mother of two young boys and am on the board at my youngest son's school. I led a relatively inactive life throughout my 20's until I discovered the world of fitness and running. I ran my first marathon in 2006 and haven't looked back since.

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