Start Time:

7:00am on Sunday, September 3, 2017

Start:

Stoller Family Estate

Finish:

Main Street in Carlton

Distance:

13.1 miles (point-to-point)

2-Person Relay:

6.1 & 7.0 miles

Wine & Music Festival:

9:30am to Noon

Awards Ceremony:

10:30am

The Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon is held in the heart of the Willamette Valley, less then an hour drive from downtown Portland. We encourage bringing your friends, family and running partners to spend time and enjoy this scenic area encompassing multiple wine appellations.

The race has a limited-size field designed to offer our participants and their guests the finest destination experience possible. Ancillary events and other activities are planned for our guests before and after the race, and we encourage spending time in the area to take advantage of all the attractions the region has to offer. Yamhill County and its member businesses are excited to extend their finest hospitality to our guests during your stay.

Once registered you should receive an email confirmation from the registration company (imAthlete). Save this and bring to packet pickup. You’ll also receive periodic emails with important event information as the race date approaches. We are thrilled to welcome you to the Willamette Valley and the Oregon Wine County Half Marathon!


Timing & Results

The race is chip timed to provide accurate and fair results for runners. Runners will receive a chip and gun time in the results. Top 3 overall finishers are based on gun time, all other finisher results use chip time results. The timing chips are disposable and do not need to be returned.

Gear Check

A gear check area is provided at the start and relay transition areas for runners to place their warm-ups and other items in the bag provided by race staff. Write your bib number and name on the bags and they will be transported to the finish area for pickup. Any items left at the event will be donated to charity after 14 days.

Weather

The climate in the Willamette Valley in September is typically ideal for a road race. Temperatures during race time average between the mid 50s to mid 60s. The high temperature in the afternoon could range from 65°F to 85°F.

There is very little precipitation in September, although it is recommended that runners bring adequate clothing for a range of temperatures and conditions. There is exposure to the sun on this course so please wear sunscreen.

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Awards

Top 3 Overall Male & Female

1st Place

$500 plus large format bottle of wine and Fortessa Award Plate

2nd Place

$300 plus magnum of wine

3rd Place

$200 plus magnum of wine

Note: Bonus of $400 paid for setting Men’s or Women’s course record

Men’s and Women’s Masters champions (40+) will be awarded a gift certificate and magnum of wine.
Wine is awarded to top 3 male and female finishers in age division every 5 years from 21 to 70 age groups. Awards are determined by the runner’s age on race day. Certificates are provided for the under 21-age group.
The fastest top 2 teams (after application of age/gender handicap) of 6 or more members will receive awards. A team must have a minimum of 6 runners finish the half marathon to qualify as a team; see Registration for more information.
Top finishers are awarded in the following categories, M/M team, F/F team, & Co-ed.
Open to teams of participating wineries, the Winery Challenge Trophy is awarded to the fastest Winery team (after application of age/gender handicap) of 6 or more runners. See Get Involved for additional information.

Rules & Safety

Please line up at the start according to your pace. Elite runners will be positioned at the front with runners lining up behind them by mile pace. Please look for the pace signs posted along the start chute to guide your position. Please do not line up ahead of your pace time! This is chip timed so your time will officially begin when you cross the timing mat at the start line. Top 3 overall are on gun time. Take extra caution as you start the race!
ALWAYS stay inside of the cones on the roadways. Runners should stay to the right of the cones at all times unless otherwise marked by arrows and chalk. Straying outside of the defined cone line is dangerous and is not allowed.
NO roller blades, skateboards, animals or bicycles on course without permission. Baby strollers designed for runners are permitted but must begin at the back of the starting line.
Portable music with headphones are allowed but must be kept at low volume so runners can hear approaching traffic and verbal instructions from law enforcement and volunteers.


Please obey law enforcement officers and volunteers at all times! They are positioned on course for your safety. In rare cases, law enforcement may require runners to stop to allow traffic to pass. Failure to obey law enforcement and volunteers may result in removal from the course and disqualification.