Saturday, December 19, 2015

OCT 31
 - Custom Race Bib Deadline

NOV 30 - Pre-Order Shirt Deadline


HALF MARATHON - 9 am 



START & FINISH: The half marathon starts at 9 am on Saturday, December 19, 2015. 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: Race day packet pick up will be from 7:30 am - 8:45 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 and solace. 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. Click here for a HALF MARATHON COURSE MAP.        




PRIZE MONEY:
The overall top three female and male champions and the first masters M & F (40 & over) in the half marathon will be awarded prize money. Prize money will be mailed after the event. If you think you will compete for prize money, please include your mailing address on your entry form and, always write legibly. 

Overall M & F Champion:       $100
Second Place Overall M & F:  $50
Third Place Overall M & F: $25

Overall Masters Champion M & F:  $50

TEAM COMPETITIONS:  Running as a team is a fun way to make memories and compete together. All team members must be registered and declared prior to race day, and compete in the same distance. Note your team name while registering (online or paper entry). Prizes will be awarded to the fastest team in each category: Open, Masters (40+), Corporate, or Running Club. Teams must have at least 4 finishing members to score.                    
          
                                             

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. 

SHIRTS: Tech shirts are available for purchase through November 30. Shirts are not included in the entry fees. You may purchase a shirt for $15. They are tech and very comfortable. 

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. 

AIR: 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



10K & 5K - 9:15 am



START & FINISH: The 10K & 5K start at 9:15 am on Saturday, December 19, 2015. 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:  Race day packet pick up will be from 7:30 am - 9:00 am.

COURSE: We are featuring new out and back courses this year on the Fern Ridge Path. Click here for a 10K COURSE MAP. Click here for a 5K COURSE MAP     

10K ELEVATION PROFILE:





5K ELEVATION PROFILE:


 
                         

TEAM COMPETITIONS:  Running as a team is a fun way to make memories and compete together. All team members must be registered and declared prior to race day, and compete in the same distance. Note your team name while registering (online or paper entry). Prizes will be awarded to the fastest team, the team with the most spirit, and the team with the most members!  At least four members of your team must finish in order to be eligible to win.          

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.

SHIRTS: Tech shirts are available for purchase through November 30. Shirts are not included in the entry fees. You may purchase a shirt for $15. They are tech and very comfortable. 

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 2 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. 


KID'S DASH - 8:45 am

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. There is no fee to participate but all youth need to check in at the registration table with a parent to sign a waiver.

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