As we get toward the end of the calendar year, it’s time to start thinking about next year’s races. Uberthons has released its 2019 schedule, and first up will be the Winter Half & Quarter Marathon and 5K. The race venue is The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Course in Aloha, located about 10-15 miles west of Portland just past the Intel campus. For those who haven’t run at this location before, the course stays entirely on the golf cart paths, so it’s paved, wide enough for two or three runners, and gently curved. The Reserve has two full golf courses (north and south), and whereas other Uberthons events here typically use only the south course, the Winter event covers both courses, so you get to see pretty much all of The Reserve (unless you run the 5K).
Race day is January 19, which is in the middle of winter, so there is always the possibility of rain. Last year, we didn’t get rained on during the run, but it had rained recently, so the course had some puddles, and the grass alongside the path was potentially muddy. The Quarter Marathon consists of one loop, which makes the Half Marathon two loops; the 5K has its own turn-off which should be well-marked and manned by a race volunteer.
After you’ve finished the race, you can head over to the soup bar! Uberthons events are always well-run (so to speak) and offer a sweet spot of a large enough crowd to be festive but not so large to be overcrowded. This is a great way to start 2019!
Oregon Winter Half/Quarter Marathon/5K
When: January 19, 2019, at 8:30 (half marathon), 8:45 (quarter marathon), 9:00 (5K)
Where: The Reserve Vineyards & Golf Course, 4805 SW 229th Ave, Aloha
Register: Online here ($35 for 5K, $50 for quarter marathon, $65 for half marathon) [Note: there are also packages available to get all four Uberthons seasonal quarter or half marathons, or three half marathons plus the summer full marathon, at a discount]
Pre-race packet pickup: January 18, 2019, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, 6100 SW Meadows Road, Lake Oswego