Race Preview: Inaugural Me.She.We Half/10k/Relay (Wilsonville)

The inaugural women-only Me.She.We race will take place on Saturday, June 2nd in Wilsonville, just 20 miles south of Portland. The event offers a half marathon, a 10k, and a four person team relay. The races start and end in near the River Shelter in beautiful Memorial Park, where you will be able to relax in the shade of some tall trees during the after-party.

The race is offering an early half marathon start for walkers at 6:30am. Half marathon and team relay start at 8am, followed by the 10k at 9am. The team relay is run by groups of four participants; each person runs 3.1 miles before handing off to the next person, and the final 1k (0.68miles) is run by the whole team together.

Course map (click to enlarge)

The courses for all race distances are out-and-back. In Memorial Park, runners and walkers start with a loop around the perimeter of the park, then run through a neighborhood to the path crossing under I-5. After passing Boones Ferry Park, runners head north on Boones Ferry Road through Old Town Wilsonville. Turning left onto Wilsonville Road for about half a mile, runners then take the path to the water treatment plant, where they will be greeted by the first aid station (with bathrooms), the 10k turnaround point, and the first relay exchange point.

After a loop around the park path, runners head back up the trail to Wilsonville Road for nearly a mile, at which point they’ll reach the trailhead for Graham Oaks Nature Preserve and another aid station. The course continues north on the Tonquin Trail, a paved path through the Nature Preserve. Keep your eyes open for birds and other wildlife, and on clear days a glimpse of Mount Hood! At the end of the trail, participants will loop through the Villebois neighborhood to the aid station at the half marathon turnaround point in Sophia Park. From there, runners retrace their steps and go back the way they came.

At the finish line, you’ll be greeted with a finisher’s medal and refreshments. There will be a free beer for those with valid ID, snacks from vendors and sponsors, and raffle prizes. For updated information, you can also follow the event on Facebook.

Event Schedule:
6:15 am – Parking opens
6:30 am – Half Marathon Walkers begin
7:10 am – Packet pickup if you have not received your bib # and shirt
7:45 am – Group stretches (optional)
8:00 am – Me.She.We. Half Marathon and Team Relay start
9:00 am – 10k starts, both runners and walkers of the 10k
11:30 am – The After Party!

Me She We details:
When: Saturday, June 2, 2018
Where: Wilsonville Memorial Park (map)
What: 10k, half marathon, team relay
Registration: Online here
Registration cost: 10k/half – $65; half marathon relay – $235/team; Price increases by $5 on May 1, and by another $5 on May 26.
Registration includes: Race entry, supported course, event shirt, finisher’s medal, post-race party including sponsor giveaways and raffles.

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