Race Preview: 2019 Cottage Grove Half Marathon

One of my favorite races in 2018 was the Cottage Grove Half! I knew last year I would be back for 2019 too! I’ll be lining up with other runners (and walkers) on Saturday September 14th on the Row River Trail behind Dorena School. This is a scenic course on a paved trail-head with a gentle net loss of over 200ft over the 13.1 miles. The greenery is calming and running along Dorena Lake is beautiful. A bonus, it’s a fast course and if you trained through the summer, that cooler temperatures in September also helps for a faster time! The full half course can be found here.

If you’re planning to run (or walk) the 10k, you’ll be starting at Bohemia Park in Cottage Grove. You will simply do an out and back on the Row River Trail to Mosby Creek and back. The 10k map can be found here.


Thursday September 12th: Bib pick up at Eugene Run Hub NW (515 High St Eugene, OR 97401) from 2-6:30pm

Friday September 13th: Bib Pick up at the Village Green (725 Row River Road Cottage Grove OR 97424) from 2-6:00pm.

Saturday September 14th: Last minute bib pick up at Bohemia Park 7:15am

  • 8:15am Buses Arrive for Half Marathoners
  • 8:40am Buses Depart with a 5 minute stagger
  • 8:55am Half Marathoners will arrive at Dorena School
  • 9:30am Half Marathon start on Row River Trail behind Dorena School
  • 9:15am 10k Start at Trailhead Park just a short walk across E-Main Street from Bohemia Park

All runners and walkers will end at Trailhead Park

Awards for the 10k will be at 11:00 and awards for the half at 11:30

REGISTER for the half or 10k here!

  • 10k is currently $55
  • Half Marathon is currently $85

Don’t miss out, join Cottage Grove Half on Facebook here

The Cottage Grove Half Marathon was formed to provide an opportunity for local community members and the larger region to enjoy the Row River Trail for a fast point to point half marathon and out and back 10K . In addition, the event serves to fund-raise for local groups such as the Cottage Grove Track and Swim teams and Dorena School parent club. In 2019 the event will also contribute to the upcoming Cottage Grove Armory restoration project as well.
Getting healthy and active locally and welcoming visitors to the wonderful community of Cottage Grove for a fun time during and after the event.

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About Julie Mullins (104 Articles)
I am a 41 year-old runner from Dallas, OR. I am married to Jerry (also a runner) and we have three kids (one who will run with us on occasion). I work full time at West Valley Hospital/Salem Health and run as often as I can. I ran in High school but as an adult, started running in 2008. Since then, I have completed 13 full marathons, numerous 5k, 10ks and 15k. I've run two Ultras and just completed my 31st half marathon. My goal is the get my BQ in 2018 at Eugene Marathon! (Pinch me, I DID IT!!!) I also organize a local running group called ZaoFit (on facebook). I LOVE running with others - it is what keeps me motivated to stay consistent, and to keep dreaming big.
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