Race Preview: 2018 Sisters “Better Half” Marathon

If you’ve never had the pleasure of experiencing a race in beautiful Central Oregon, the 2018 Sisters “Better Half” Marathon is a great place to start. This race, part of the Oregon Half & Full Marathon Series, will take place on Saturday, April 28th at 9:00AM at Village Green Park in downtown Sisters, OR. Proceeds from the race will go to the Sisters High School Swim Team and this event will celebrate all thing local.

The course, all on a paved path, is a single 6.55 mile loop, so you could either do a ¼ marathon or a ½ Marathon (where you will complete the loop twice.) You also have the option of completing the race with a teammate.  You and your partner will each run or walk 1 of the 2 loops. There will be 2 aid stations stocked with water, Gatorade, and gels, and an additional aid station for the ½ marathoners on the 2nd loop. Dogs are not allowed, but strollers are welcome, as the course is very stroller-friendly. The course will close at 12:30PM and you can view it here.

Please park at Village Green Park, where the event will start and finish, and carpool if you can to help with congestion. Please also be respectful of private property. There will be a gear check at the start and at aid stations.

Registration includes an event t-shirt (not guaranteed after April 15th) and a pint glass with a ticket for one free drink from Three Creeks Brewing after the race is over. Please don’t forget your ID if you wish to enjoy a post-race celebratory beer!

Bring friends and family to cheer you on, as there will be many great spots for spectators! Circa 1880 will be serving fresh brewed coffee and cold brew mochas before and after the event (free to race participants.) As mentioned previously, Three Creeks Brewing will be there with local food and beverages to enjoy!

The overall and age-group winners will all receive a Sisters Half trucker hat! Come to Sisters to check it all out.



What: 2018 Sisters “Better Half” Marathon

When: Saturday, April 28th, 2018 at 9:00AM

Where: Village Green Park in downtown Sisters. Parking will be available here, carpooling encouraged.

Register: Here or by mail (closes April 16.) Please register online if signing up for the relay.

Registration Cost: ¼ Marathon is $40, ½ Marathon is $55, Relay is $65. T-shirts not guaranteed after April 15th.

Packet Pick-Up: April 27th from 3:00PM-7:00PM at Sisters Athletic Club and on race day from 7:30AM-8:30AM at Village Green Park.

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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