Race Preview: 2021 Cottage Grove Half & 10k (LIVE)


Cottage Grove Half by Oregon Trail Runs: March 13th, 2021

The Cottage Grove Half has become a favorite over that last few years for me. I grew up in the area so running here makes me feel at home. I’ve run both the half and the 10k and both are worth doing! Both races are on a paved path on the Row River Trail. This course is a flat paved trail. It’s a gorgeous trail-head that goes out of town, giving you a nice country peaceful view. The race director has been available to talk to every time I’ve run here. He’s answered all my questions and took the mic at the end and handed out sweet rewards to the top athletes. This race has always felt very well organized with a really nice smaller town feel to it.

Due to current restrictions, this year will look slightly different than years past. The half will not be point to point, it will start and end at Trailhead park. Each race will have a hour slot to self start to help with social distancing. It’ll be a in person, self start out and back for both the 10k and the half. I am thankful to have to opportunity to be able to meet this year, even if it is different.

Packet pick up will be drive through style starting at 7:30 am at Trail Head Park race day morning.

Register for Cottage Grove Half and 10k HERE

  • Half Marathon: $90
  • 10k: $40

Start and end at Trail Head Park (77909 Layng Rd, Cottage Grove, OR 97424) in Cottage Grove.

Self start is from 9-10am for the the Half Marathon and 10-11am for the 10k. Way to think outside the box race director!

Packet Pick-up: 

  • Village Green (725 Row River Rd Cottage Grove OR 97424) from 3-6pm on Friday March 12th. Pick up your packet outside (drive by style in the back of Village Green Resort. Packets will also be available race morning at 7:30 at Trail Head Park (also drive by style).

More information on the Cottage Grove Half and 10k can be found HERE.

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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