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Pre-Race Packet Pick Up
at Oregon Wine LAB



















Saturday, December 17, 2016




NOV 30
 - Pre-Order Shirt Deadline

DEC 16 - Packet Pick Up & In Person Registration. Location TBA.
               4 pm - 7 pm
                

DEC 17 - 7:45 am - 9 am, packet pick up & race day registration.
               Lane Events Center, 796 W 13th, Expo Space 2


HALF MARATHON - 9 am 



START & FINISH: The half marathon starts at 9 am on Saturday, December 17, 2016. The start & finish are at the Lane Events Center. The best way to get there is to drive east on W 13th St (one way street) and turn right where W 13th intersects with Jefferson. If you are coming from I-5, take exit 194B to merge onto I-105W / OR-126W toward Eugene. The freeway ends. Continue straight on Jefferson St about a half mile to destination. 

PACKET PICK-UP: Pick up your race bib in advance at Oregon Wine LAB on Friday, December 16 from 4 pm - 7 pm. Stick around and enjoy the live music, food truck and wine. Free 2 hour parking is available on Lincoln Street, metered parking is available on 5th or you can park for free at the parking lot on 6th and Charnelton, formerly Century Bank.

Or, you can pick up your race bib on race day at race day packet pick up will be from 7:45 am - 9 am at Lane Events Center, Expo Space 2. Parking is free and available in the LARGE PARKING LOT LINKED HERE.


COURSE: The course is on the Fern Ridge Path in West Eugene and showcases the Fern Ridge wetlands where birds find sanctuary. The path is 100% paved and mostly flat. Look below to see the elevation profile and GPS map. The course runs through a beautiful wetlands sanctuary. 

GPS HALF MARATHON MAP
PRINTABLE HALF MARATHON MAP


           
          
                                             

AID STATIONS:
There will be 6 aid stations on the course. They will have water and an energy replenishing beverage. There will be toilets on the course at miles 1.5, 3, 5, 8, 10, 11.5.

STROLLERS: Strollers are allowed. Please allow runners and walkers to pass you.
 
DOGS: Dogs are not allowed on any of the courses or inside facilities at Lane Events Center.

AWARDS: Top 3 males and females overall and in each AGE GROUP will be given awards. All participants that finish the half marathon will receive a finisher medal. Check at the results table inside the expo center to see if you placed in your age group. Age group awards will be given out at this table during the event. We will not mail medals after the event, so we encourage everyone to go to the results table and see if you have placed for a medal.

SHIRTS: Long sleeve adult tech shirts are available for purchase through November 30 for $15. Here are the sizing options:

Women: XS, S, M, L, XL
Men: S, M, L, XL, XXL 

If you did not order a shirt but would like one, we recommend coming to Oregon Wine LAB on Friday, December 16 at 4 pm if there is a shirt in your size. We order just a few shirts extra in each size and they'll be available for purchase starting at 4 pm. We will be there until 7 pm but the extra shirts typically sell out quickly. After the pre-order shirt deadline, we are not able to reserve shirts to be purchased at Oregon Wine LAB - it is first come, first buy. We will not print extra shirts after the event.

PACING: Anybody pacing someone else MUST register for the event. Do not run/walk the race without registering. This includes people who only want to pace for part of the course and people who don't care about a finish time. Anyone participating in the event must register.

TIME LIMIT: 
There is a 4 hour time limit for the half marathon. That is an average of 18:18 per mile. The course is relatively flat and we appreciate your consideration when registering.

HOTELS:
The Hilton Hotel is 1.33 miles northeast of Lane Events Center. AirBnB.com is another great resource. 

AIRPORT: Just 18 minutes from the race start and finish line, the Eugene Airport is easy to navigate and close to downtown Eugene. Check FlyEug.com for more information about the airport. The airport code is EUG.    MAP OF AREA

SWITCHING DISTANCES:
If you registered for the half marathon but would prefer to move to the 10K or 5K, email the race director, Piper Ruiz. Piper@PinkBuffaloRacing.com. Be sure to include your first and last name and which distance you want to participate in. There are no partial refunds.


CANCELLATION POLICY:
 No refunds. No transfers. No deferrals. No exceptions. Once you have completed the registration process you will not receive a refund or a deferral to a future race if you cannot participate or decide not to come. Selling or giving away a bib number is strictly prohibited. Running under someone else's name and emergency contact information is strictly prohibited.

10K & 5K
 - 9:15 am



START & FINISH: The 10K & 5K start at 9:15 am on Saturday, December 17, 2016. The start & finish are at the Lane Events Center. The best way to get there is to drive east on W 13th St (one way street) and turn right where W 13th intersects with Jefferson. If you are coming from I-5, take exit 194B to merge onto I-105W / OR-126W toward Eugene. The freeway ends. Continue straight on Jefferson St about a half mile to destination. 

PACKET PICK-UP:  Pick up your race bib in advance at Oregon Wine LAB on Friday, December 16 from 4 pm - 7 pm. Stick around and enjoy the live music, food truck and wine. Free 2 hour parking is available on Lincoln Street, metered parking is available on 5th or you can park for free at the parking lot on 6th and Charnelton, formerly Century Bank. 

Or, you can pick up your race bib on race day at race day packet pick up will be from 7:45 am - 9 am at Lane Events Center, Expo Space 2. Parking is free and available in the LARGE PARKING LOT LINKED HERE.

COURSE: Both the 10K & 5K courses are on the Fern Ridge Path and start and finish at Lane Events Center. Look below to see the elevation profile and GPS map.

GPS 10K MAPPRINTABLE 10K MAP

GPS 5K MAPPRINTABLE 5K MAP


10K ELEVATION PROFILE:



5K ELEVATION PROFILE:

 
                         
      

AID STATION: There will be one aid station on the 5K course and 2 on the 10K course. They will serve water. Racers are responsible for bringing energy gels. Please be considerate of the path and carry your trash to the next aid station.

STROLLERS: Strollers are allowed. Please start toward the back of the pack and always stay to the right so runners and walkers can pass you.

DOGS: Dogs are not allowed any of the courses or inside facilities.

AWARDS: Top 3 males and females overall and top 3 M & F in each AGE GROUP will be given awards. Check in at the results table inside the expo center when you finish to see if you placed in your age group. This is where awards will be handed out during the race. We will not mail medals after the event, so we encourage everyone to go the results table inside Expo Hall 2 where you pick up your packet to check and see if you placed for an award.

SHIRTS: Adult long sleeve tech shirts are available for purchase through November 30 for $15. Please see sizing options below:

Women: XS, S, M, L, XL
Men: S, M, L, XL, XXL

If you did not order a shirt but would like one, we recommend coming to Oregon Wine LAB on Friday, December 16 at 4 pm if there is a shirt in your size. We order just a few shirts extra in each size and they'll be available for purchase starting at 4 pm. We will be there until 7 pm but the extra shirts typically sell out quickly. After the pre-order shirt deadline, we are not able to reserve shirts to be purchased at Oregon Wine LAB - it is first come, first buy. We will not print extra shirts after the event.


PACING: Anybody pacing someone else MUST register for the event. Do not run/walk the race without registering. This includes people who only want to pace for part of the course and people who don't care about a finish time. Anyone participating in the event must register.

TIME LIMIT: There is no time limit for the 10K/5K. We just ask that everyone cross the finish line by 1 pm (that's plenty of time) and if you do not finish, please come to the finish line and tell the timer who will be in a red Eclectic Edge Racing vehicle next to the finish line that you did not finish. Thank you. 

HOTELS: 
The Hilton Hotel is 1.33 miles northeast of Lane Events Center. AirBnB.com is another great resource. 



SWITCHING DISTANCES: If you registered for the 10K or 5K and would prefer to move to a different distance, please email the race director, Piper Ruiz at Piper@PinkBuffaloRacing.com. Include your first and last name and the distance you would like to participate in.


CANCELLATION POLICY:
 No refunds. No transfers. No deferrals. No exceptions. Once you have completed the registration process you will not receive a refund or a deferral to a future race if you cannot participate or decide not to come. Selling or giving away a bib number is strictly prohibited. Running under someone else's name and emergency contact information is strictly prohibited.


     GloryBee Half Mile
         Kid's Fun Run  
        8:45 am - Free


The kid's run will start and finish at the finish line next to Expo Space 2 at Lane County Fair Grounds at 8:45 am. GloryBee will hand out peppermint flavored honey sticks at the finish line. The run is not timed but children will be cheered in by racers and spectators.

COURSE MAP
 
   


            

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