Fall has a good argument as the best season: the weather is mostly mild, it has great holidays (Halloween and Thanksgiving), and kids go back to school. What better way to welcome it on September 8, 2018, than with the Oregon Fall Half and Quarter Marathon and 5K?
This is the fourth (and last) in Uberthons’ seasonal series of races, and even if you’ve participated in the previous three, this one will offer a different venue and experience. The venue is St. Josef’s Winery in Canby, about 30 minutes southeast of Portland. The race course takes place on paved roads, most in rural neighborhoods, with race volunteers controlling traffic (not much) at the major intersections. Whereas the Winter event showcases the Reserve golf course, and the Summer event highlights the Vernonia-Banks trail, the Spring and Fall events really show off the agricultural side of Oregon.
Half marathoners get race shirts, and all race participants get post-race Qdoba meals. That’s in addition to the finisher’s medals, age group winner pins, and overall/Masters’/Seniors’ winner medals, plus plenty of aid stations for race support.
For more of a sense of this race, read my recap of last year’s event here.
Oregon Fall Half Marathon/Quarter Marathon/5K
When: September 8, 2018, at 8:30 am (half marathon), 8:45 am (quarter marathon), 9 am (5K)
Where: St. Josef’s Winery, 28836 S Barlow Road, Canby, Oregon
Register: Online here ($65 for half marathon, $50 for quarter marathon, $33 for 5K)
Pre-race packet pickup: September 7, 2018, from 4 pm to 7 pm, Fairfield Inn & Suites, 6100 SW Meadows Road, Lake Oswego, Oregon [shirt sizes not guaranteed if not picked up by pre-race pickup]