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ORRC Vernonia Marathon & Half Marathon

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ORRC Vernonia Marathon

: Run 26.2 Miles

ORRC Vernonia Half Marathon

: Run 13.1 Miles
Race Date: Sunday, April 15, 2012
Start Time: 9:30 AM
Entry Fee: SEE BELOW
Location: Cedar Ridge Retreat Center
City/State/Zip: Vernonia, Oregon 97064
Country: USA
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The Event1Runners start at 9:30am and walkers start at 8:30am. The marathon course closes at 3:30pm (7 hours), and the half marathon at 12:30 (4 hours) so be sure you can finish in the time allowed. The early start is ONLY for walkers and runners who need extra time.The Course2The race begins Cedar Ridge Retreat Center in Vernonia, goes around the lake, proceeds onto the Banks-Vernonia State Trail and finishes on the Banks High School track. Most of the course runs on the trail, mostly paved, through scenic woods on an abandoned railroad bed. The trail is mostly flat with a moderate uphill from miles 10 to 13. The trail crosses several roads, but is otherwise closed to traffic. Aid stations and toilets every 2-3 miles and traffic control will be provided.Course Maps3For a map of the trail, go to www.oregonstateparks.org/park_145.php. For a map of the course go to http://www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=400381Time Limits4There will be sweepers on the course to check for injuries and direct people to the nearest trailhead if they are hurt or unable to finish in the time allowed. Half marathoners will finish near Tophill Trailhead and be bused back to Banks. Drop bags will be provided. The last bus leaves Tophill at 1:00pm. Marathon course closes at 3:30pm. If you are unable to reach the last aid station at Crossman Road (Mile 23) by 3:00 you will be pulled from the course and transported to BHS.Buses5The race is point-to-point. Participants will park in Banks and be bused to the start. The first bus leaves Banks at 7am and the last bus from Banks to Vernonia will leave at 8:30am. If you miss the last bus you are responsible for getting yourself to the start. Half marathoners will finish near Tophill Trailhead and be bused back to Banks. Drop bags will be provided. The last bus leaves Tophill at 1:00pm.Registration6Marathon entrants can save by registering by Jan 1, 2012. Fees go up for all on day of race. No ORRC discount day of race. DOR registration starts at 7:00am. Register early and save! Registration is non-refundable and non-transferable. Online registration closes 48 hours before the race. Mail registration must be postmarked by 4-8-12. Make checks payable to ORRC Vernonia Marathon, PO Box 1035, Forest Grove, OR 97116.Packet Pick-up7Packet pick-up is available at Banks Junior High School on Saturday April 14th from 4 to 7pm and on race day from 6:30am to 8:15am.T-Shirt8A limited edition long sleeve Dri-Release T-shirt is available. Only pre-registered participants are guarenteed a shirt. Day of race entrants get shirts as quantities last. Register early to get yours!Awards9Plaques to the overall male and female winners, and to the overall male and female masters winners. The top five finishers in each five year age group will earn ribbons. The walk is non-competitive. Awards will not be mailed. All finishers will receive a medal. Hot soup, beverages and a random prize drawing will be at Banks Junior High School after the race. The awards ceremonies will be at 12:30 and 2:30pm. Showers will be available for free.Fees10MARATHON UNTIL 1-1-12: ORRC Member no shirt $50. ORRC Member with shirt $70. Non-ORRC member no shirt $55. Non-ORRC member with shirt $75. MARATHON AFTER 1-1-12: ORRC Member no shirt $60. ORRC Member with shirt $80. Non-ORRC member no shirt $65. Non-ORRC member with shirt $85. DAY OF RACE $80 no shirt & $100 with shirt. HALF MARATHON: ORRC Member no shirt $22. ORRC Member with shirt $42. Non-ORRC member no shirt $27. Non-ORRC member with shirt $47. DAY OF RACE $40 no shirt & $60 with shirt.Race Results11Results will be published in the Oregon Distance Runner magazine and posted at www.orrc.netDirections12Directions: From Portland, take Highway 26 west to the Highway 6 exit to Banks. Go north into Banks to Banks High School (450 S. Main St, Banks, OR 97106). Carpooling is encouraged!Parking13There is ample parking at Banks High School and Elementary School, on city streets and at Sunset Speedway. There is ample parking at Cedar Ridge. There is limited parking at the various trailheads and official vehicles will get priority. Do NOT park in designated No Parking areas in the school lot as the buses need sufficient room to drive through.Volunteers Needed14If you can help, please contact Mark Barrett (Race Director) at 503-821-9577 or MBarretts@aol.comAccomodations15Overnight accomodations are available at Cedar Ridge Retreat Center, the start area. For more information visit their web site at www.visitcedarridge.com. There are several motels in Forest Grove, just 7 miles from Banks.Join ORRC Today16This event is open to all runners and walkers. but youcan save money by joining ORRC. You save on entry fees ($5 per event), plus get great benefits by joining the club. You will receive the Oregon Distance Runner magazine, get discounts at local running stores, join others for training runs and more. Pay an additional fee of $30 (individual) or $40 (family) for membership.Vernonia Cares17Vernonia Cares provides the hot soup and pies for the race. Their mission is to provide emergency groceries to households in and around Vernonia. Part of race fees goes to support Vernonia Cares. If you'd like to donate food or money, they are glad to accept it.
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