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Race Preview: 2019 Barrel to Keg Relay

If you love the camaraderie of running a relay, but aren’t a fan of the lack of sleep an overnight relay inevitably brings, you’ve got to try a one-day relay! Or perhaps you’ve already discovered the joys of the one-day relay. Either way, Barrel to Keg Relay   is guaranteed to make you fall in love with relays again or remind you of why you can’t get enough of them.

Barrel to Keg starts at the Harris Bridge Vineyard in Philomath. Runners will make their way through the scenic back country of the Oregon Coast range then over the Yaquina Bay Bridge to end at Rogue Ale’s Brewery in Newport for a total of 69 miles. There are 14 legs to divide between your team of 2 to 7 runners. Solo runners are welcome, as well! Walkers will have 8 legs and cover 51 miles with teams of 2 to 7.

Proceeds from this event go to the Community Services Consortium (CSC). This organization is a community action agency for Linn, Benton, and Lincoln counties. CSC “is one of 18 community action agencies in Oregon that delivers programs designed to combat poverty and its root causes in our state.” The priorities of this program are: jobs and financial help, quality education and training, adequate food and nutrition, and safe and affordable housing.

After the relay there will be a beer garden provided by Rogue Brewery, along with music, food, and awards. Awards will go to the fastest team in each division. There will also be awards for Best Team Name, Best Decorated Vehicle, and Best Costumes. This event is sure to be festive and fun! Registration is limited to 1000 participants, so don’t wait too long. This is a can’t miss one-day relay!


Barrel to Keg Relay Details

Date: Saturday, July 13

Time: Teams will be assigned a start time between 7:00 and 9:00 A.M.

Start Location: Harris Bridge Vineyard, 22937 Harris Rd, Philomath

Finish Location: Rogue Brewery, Newport

Entry Fees: $85/person (registration closes at midnight on July 5.)

Race Website: Click here

About Annette Vaughan (482 Articles)
Annette Vaughan is a runner and personal trainer in Canby, Oregon. She began running at the age of 30 and became hooked after her first race (even though she is a self-proclaimed slow runner.) She enjoys small local races from 5Ks to half-marathons, with a 30K on the books as her longest run ever. She has also become a huge fan of obstacle course races and just can't get enough of them. Annette is a certified personal trainer, who believes in promoting movement since our bodies were designed to move. The more we move, the better we move and function in everyday life.

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