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Fast, Flat, and Ready for FUN! Hit your PR at the Pacific Northwest Marathon

Join participants on September 17, 2022 for the Pacific Northwest Marathon!

Nothing makes you feel more like a proud runner than a marathon titled after our entire beloved region. And this race sure does deliver on the promise of showcasing some of the most beautiful parts of our region. If you have never participated in this one before – you run from the beautiful, quaint town of Coburg, Oregon to Harrisburg, Oregon. The racecourse winds through scenic farmlands of the southern Willamette Valley. As the race description says, “These towns are preparing to host you and make your race the experience of a lifetime.”  I can feel the Oregon hospitality from here!

 

This race offers a full and half marathon, and a 5K that are flat, fast and treat you to a gradual downhill to help you hit that PR you’ve been dreaming of! This course is a USATF Certified Boston Qualifier. Those Boston dreams of yours may not be too far away with registration for the PNW Marathon. You can find interactive course maps on the website here.

Half Marathon Course:

Marathon Course:

 

The one thing I really love about this race besides the scenery, good vibes, and that fast course is how the focus for this race is being the best, healthiest version of yourself you can be. The mission of the Pacific Northwest Marathon Series is to help people overcome challenges in order to achieve their fitness goals. This race hosts a supportive community that wants to help you and celebrate your fitness journey as you overcome personal challenges and be the best version of you that you can be!

 

And as someone who always must highlight the snacks, you’ll find an aid station every mile! 24 in total, with the first at mile 3 on the marathon.  Some of the highlights include:

  • Water & Gatorade
  • V8 Fruit Fusion (yum!!)
  • Honey Stinger Gels
  • Bananas

Some other highlights to look forward to include:

  • Flat, fast, USATF Course through some of Oregon’s beautiful scenery
  • Race Shirt and finisher medal
  • Free Parking
  • Post Event Meal & Party
  • Packet Pick Up at Expo Friday which also includes live music, free food for participants, inspiring stories from runners from all walks of life, and new friends!

Pacific Northwest Marathon, Half Marathon, & 5K (Coburg, OR)
  • When: Marathon at 7am, Half Marathon at 8am, and 5K at 9 am on Saturday September 17.
  • Where: Marathon: Harrison St. and McKenzie St. Coburg, right in front of Norma Pfeiffer Park. Half Marathon: Wilkins Rd, Lane County, just east of N. Coburg Rd. 5K Run:9th Street in Harrisburg, right in front of Harrisburg High School. All three races end at Harrisburg High School.
  • Register: Online
  • Packet Pick-Up and Expo: Friday September 16th from 4:00pm – 7:00pm at Harrisburg Middle School. Limited packet pick up the morning of the race.
  • Cost: Marathon for $105. Half Marathon for $65. 5K for $30.
About Author

Reilly lives in Portland, Ore. and as a long time athlete (gymnastics and soccer), but relatively short time runner, Reilly picked up running on a dare back in 2016 and has never looked back. When not trying to run in every state across the US she can, you can find her competing regularly in horseback riding events (western and stock horse show), trying to fit as many plants into her garden as square footage will allow, or tracking down the best hashbrowns in the PDX Metro area and beyond.

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