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Race Preview: 2018 Runaway Pumpkin Half Marathon/8k (Lebanon)

Can you smell Fall in the air? It must be time for the 2018 Runaway Pumpkin Half Marathon/8k in Lebanon. This year it’s on September 29th and it will start and finish at Cheadle Lake Park.

All Half Marathoners and 8k participants will receive a tech shirt with their registration as well as a reusable goodie bag filled with freebies and coupons. All racers will get finisher’s medals too.

The half marathon will follow the South Santiam River toward the Mallard Creek Golf Course before crossing the bridge and heading north to Cheadle Lake. This is considered a “moderately level, mostly asphalt course,” though there might be some dirt and gravel to negotiate in some areas. There will be 7 aid stations for the Half and 2 for the 8k that will be stocked with water and Powerade, plus basic first aid and porta potties for all your needs. Clif Bars will be available at stations 4 & 5. You can view the course map here.

Costumes are not only encouraged, they are celebrated! Prizes will be awarded before the race. You can also create a team, and you can win prizes for collecting pledges. The team that raises the most money will get their team name printed on the back of the 2019 race shirt as well as engraved on a trophy.

There will be an awesome Kidz Zone available to the kiddos and Cheadle Lake Park will be a great place for all of your friends and family to come out to support your race. Strollers will be allowed on the course, but dogs should stay home.

All proceeds from the race will go to the ABC House which is a Child Abuse Intervention Center that does so much good in Benton and Linn Counties.

If you can’t make it out to Lebanon for the race, there will be a Virtual Run available as well. You’ll still get the shirt and goodie bag which can be picked up at registration or at ABC House the week after the race. Long distance Virtual Runners will receive a shirt by mail. For $55 or more, you’ll also be recognized as a Runaway Pumpkin Half Marathon donor. Cheek that option out on the registration page.



What: 2018 Runaway Pumpkin Half Marathon/8k

When: Saturday September 29th, 2018 at 9:00AM for Half, 9:30AM for 8k

Where: Cheadle Lake Park, (37954 Weirich Dr., Lebanon, OR)

Register: Here

Registration Cost: $75 fo5 Half, $40 for 8k, $55 for Virtual Runner

Packet Pick-Up: Pre-race on 9/28 from 4:00PM to 8:00PM at the Phoenix Inn in Albany. Day of race from 7:30AM to 8:45AM at Cheadle Lake Park.

About Nikki Mueller (508 Articles)
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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