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Walk to end Alzheimer’s – Albany

Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions.

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Vortex Half Marathon and 10K Trail Run

Run Wild Adventures together with Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept are hosting the annual “Vortex” Half Marathon and 10K trail runs at Milo McIver State Park. What does the Vortex mean? Vortex is the only state sponsored rock festival in US history that took place in 1970 at McIver park in Estacada!

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Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon expected to draw more than 2,200 runners; Olympian Kara Goucher to speak at race expo

The 4th Annual Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon, presented by Subaru, is fast approaching on Sunday, September 1. The scenic 13.1-mile race starts at Stoller Family Estate Winery, and finishes in downtown Carlton at Main and Pine Streets. Produced by Destination Races, the event is the fourth of six in the Wine Country Half Marathon Series. Over 2,200 runners are expected to compete in the race this year. Kara Goucher,…

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Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon to open registration

The 4th Annual Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon opens for registration on Wednesday, December 12. Beginning at 12:12 PST on 12/12/12, runners can sign up for this event, which is the fourth in the Wine Country Half Marathon series, produced by Destination Races. The race is held on Sunday of Labor Day weekend, starting at Stoller Family Estate and finishing in downtown Carlton next to Ken Wright Cellars and Tyrus…

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Portland Marathon helps fight childhood obesity with Kids’ Fun Run and Festival

Today’s youth are by far the most listless and sedentary generation ever recorded. Every analysis in Oregon documents that physical activity levels are lower in children than ever before with immediate impacts on academic performance and dire long-term consequences of heart disease, diabetes and chronic diseases. The Portland Marathon is fighting back against childhood obesity and promoting health by offering an upbeat physical-fitness activity for local youth — the Portland…

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Hesch and Bak Win Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon

Christian Hesch, of Hollywood, CA and Natalie Bak of Bend, OR enjoyed perfect running conditions in the Willamette Valley on their way to their first Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon victories today. Hesch ran a 1:06:37, to beat out Aissa Oghoughi of Vancouver, WA (1:07:05) and defending champion Mario Mendoza of Bend (1:08:53). Bak, who finished 2nd last year, completed the scenic 13.1-mile course in 1:19:23, defeating Lauren Johnson of…

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Volunteer at the Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon!

The Oregon Sports Authority is seeking volunteers at the Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon on September 1 and 2 in Yamhill County. Volunteer opportunities include registration check-in, course monitors, wine glass distribution, bag check, recovery tent and medical support. All volunteers will receive an Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon volunteer shirt and get a chance to be part of one of the coolest running events in the Northwest. Click here…

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Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon returns for third running

Thousands of runners, wine enthusiasts, sponsors and spectators will converge at the finish line of the Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon, presented by Subaru, in the “great little town” of Carlton on Sunday, September 2. Now in its third year, the race is one of the most scenic half marathons in the country, and features four days of events beginning on Thursday at the Sports Authority store in Beaverton. Two-time…

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Volunteer at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Portland Half Marathon

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Portland Half Marathon is seeking volunteers to support their inaugural event on Sunday, May 20. Both groups and individuals are needed to serve a variety of volunteer roles, including pre-race support on May 17-19. The worldwide Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon series is bringing its moving block party experience to the Rose City, with a unique course through downtown, southeast and northeast Portland. Approximately 15,000 runners…

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Rock ‘n’ Roll Portland Half Marathon scheduled for May 2012

Competitor Group, Inc. (CGI), the leading media and event company in the endurance sports industry, and the Portland Rose Festival today announced that Portland will become home to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series in 2012. The inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Portland Half Marathon will bring its moving block party experience to one of the country’s most active cities on Sunday, May 20, 2012. “We are thrilled to be expanding…

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Half marathon leaves positive impact on economy

If 1,600 runners crowding Yamhill Valley’s wineries, shops, restaurants and inns weren’t enough of an indicator that September’s Oregon Wine County Half Marathon was good for the economy, then perhaps findings from a post-race survey will be. Based on nearly 200 responses, at least half the runners spent more than $500 on food, lodging, wine, transportation and other items during their stay, and almost one quarter spent more than $1,000,…

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Video: Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon recap

The inaugural Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon took place September 5 in the scenic Yamhill Valley with more than 1,500 participants. Runners from 46 states joined together to experience Oregon’s magnificent wine country scenery and renowned wineries. The half marathon began at Stoller Vineyards in the Dundee Hills and concluded in the winery-laden downtown of Carlton, where runners joined family and friends at a finish line festival of wine, food…

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Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon debut a success

Running through Oregon’s scenic wine country suited Stephen Pifer of Eugene, OR just fine. Pifer ran neck and neck with second place finisher Michael Wisniewski of Corvallis, OR, for twelve miles before pulling away and winning the inaugural event with a time of 1:07:16. Wisniewski finished with a time of 1:07:27. Carrie Heineck, a late entry from Portland and mother of a five-month-old baby, won the women’s overall title with…

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Volunteer at the Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon

The Oregon Sports Authority is seeking volunteers for the inaugural Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon on September 4-5 in Yamhill County. The event is part of Destination Races highly acclaimed series of wine country half marathons, and is expected to draw approximately 2,000 participants in its first year. With approximately half of the participants traveling from out of state, we hope to provide a friendly, welcoming environment that will encourage…

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Destination Races introduces Wine Country Half Marathon

Destination Races, LLC is expanding its popular Wine Country Half Marathon Series to Oregon. The fourth, and newest, edition to this series, the Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon, will be held on September 5, 2010 with activities planned throughout the Labor Day weekend. The event features a bucolic 13.1 mile course starting at Stoller Vineyards and Winery in Dundee. Runners then wind through the heart of the Willamette Valley, finishing…

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Carlton lands big wine country run

A brand new annual event called the Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon has been scheduled for Sept. 5 – the Sunday of Labor Day Weekend. According to event director Matt Dockstader, the race is expected to attract between 1,500 and 2,000 avid distance runners from around the western United States. The 13.1 mile course begins at Stoller Vineyard, east of Lafayette on McDougall Road. It heads through Lafayette to 12th…

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Volunteer at the Run Portland Run Half Marathon, 5K and 10K

The Run Portland Run Half Marathon, 5K and 10K is seeking volunteers to help with several aspects of the event on September 5 and 6.  Please see details below and e-mail info@usaproductions.org to sign up or request more info. Packet Pickup and Registration Saturday, September 5 Noon to 5:00 pm Fit Right Northwest 1207 NW 23rd Ave. Race Day Volunteer Needs Sunday, September 6 6:00 am – 11:00 am Duties:…

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Diamond Lake to Mt. Bachelor Relay now Cascade Lakes Relay

The Smith Rock Race Group located in Bend Oregon today announced that the Diamond Lake to Mt. Bachelor Relay has been renamed effective immediately. The new name will be Cascade Lakes Relay – Diamond Lake to Bend Oregon. This change of name reflects the fact that the finish line for the event will now be the nationally recognized Planned Community of NW Crossing. Event organizers decided to make this course…

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Oregon runs to its own beat

As a growing number of races nationwide ban earphones, Oregon event directors seem to be going the other direction. The Portland Marathon has even dubbed itself the “MP3 player-friendly marathon.” Organizers are recruiting runners and walkers who feel rejected elsewhere with a new slogan: “Plug in!” USA Track & Field, the sport’s main governing body, says runners who tune in to music tune out announcements, traffic and fellow athletes. But…

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Smith Rock Race Group announces new running relay

The Smith Rock Race Group headquartered in Bend Oregon and the producer of the Smith Rock 15K Sunrise Summer Classic (smithrockrace.org) is pleased to announce a new running relay in Central Oregon.  The event: Diamond Lake to Mt Bachelor Relay is scheduled for August 1-2, 2008. The run portion of the race will begin at Diamond Lake Resort and the first two legs will circle the lake.  The course then…

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RunOregon blog launches on OregonLive.com

RunOregon is a blog dedicated to running in Oregon. This includes but is not limited to road, trail, ultras, track, training, racing, results, running stores, running movies, running books… and maybe even your occasional triathlon, duathlon or even cyclocross event. The point is if you’re a runner you should be able to find something to interest you here. And if not, I’d love for you to ask me to check…

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