The Oregon Marathon is coming to Vernonia!
That’s right, the Oregon Marathon will be held on September 28, 2013, starting in Vernonia and will finish in Banks. Runners will travel on the Banks-Vernonia Linear State Trail and meander through the rain forest along the old railway, and across 11 bridges.
The Marathon starts at Vernonia High School in Vernonia, Oregon, and ends at Greenville City Park in Banks, Oregon. There is also a Half Marathon which will start in Stub Stewart Park.
The event will be USATF sanctioned, certified, and qualifier.
The Half Marathon has already sold out but there is still space to register for the Marathon. Go to the web page at: http://www.uberthons.com/theoregonmarathon to sign up.
A Marathon has 26.2 miles. That is a little over 42 kilometers. The Oregon Marathon is doing something fun with that many kilometers – every 5 kilometers will produce a 5k-split winner. One runner may win only one 5k split. Once a runner has been recognized as a 5k-split winner, others will be recognized. There will be sixteen 5k-split winners.
If you would like to be part of the Oregon Marathon, but do not want to run the full Marathon, please consider volunteering at the event. You will receive the beautiful Oregon Marathon running shirt, and will have lots of fun. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.