This year's event will take place on Saturday, December 21st, at 10 a.m. This allows plenty of time for folks to travel to Eugene from the Bend or Portland areas. There are numerous race distances to choose from - you can race in the half marathon, 10k or 5k. Bring the kids, too! Strollers are allowed on the course (please start at the back), and there is a Kid's Fun Run taking place at 9:45 a.m. with no pre-registration required. Just show up and cheer on your kids! New this year, all race distances will start and finish near Applebee's on West 11th. This means no shuttle to the start line for the half marathoners, and no mud! Yay! Also, with the option to pick-up your packet race morning from 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. inside Applebee's, you will have a warm, dry place with flush toilets available prior to the race. Applebee's in generously preparing and donating hot coffee for all racers and volunteers prior to the 10 a.m. start. Local participants do have an option to pick-up their race packet Friday evening, December 20th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Opehlia's Place, located at 1577 Pearl Street in Eugene. Doing this will allow you the opportunity to check-out the non-profit that the Eugene Holiday Half supports, and see the fabulous services they offer young women.
Aid stations and porta potties will be located on the course for all race distances. The half marathon will have 4 aid stations with water, Clif Bar Shot Bloks, and an energy replenishing beverage. The 10k course will feature two aid stations with water, and the 5k will have one aid station with water.
Love finisher medals (bling!) as much as I do? You're in luck! All half marathon finishers will receive a finisher medal. The top three male and female overall finishers, as well as winners in each age group, will receive awards. For the 10k and 5k racers, there will be awards for the top three overall male and female finishers, as well as the top three in each age group. And don't forget the costume contest! There will be prizes for the most 'festively!' dressed participants, too! Make sure to register by October 31st so you are able to sport your personalized bib and receive early bird pricing. Also, registering prior to November 15th will allow you the option to purchase an event t-shirt (made by the wonderful Leslie Jordan Apparel company). Get registered today for this delightful new tradition in Eugene, and I will see you at this race!
Date of Race: Saturday, December 21, 2013
Time: 10 a.m. (with same day packet pick-up 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.)
Location: Near Applebee's, 2300 West 11th Avenue, Eugene, Oregon
Distances: Half Marathon, 10k and 5k
Cost: $50 for Half Marathon until October 31; $60 November 1 - December 20; $70 Race Day. $20 for the 10k & 5k until December 20; $25 Race Day.
Register: Click here to register
-Jessica, Run Oregon Blogger