7:00am on Sunday, September 3, 2017Start:
Main Street in Carlton
13.1 miles (point-to-point)2-Person Relay:
6.1 & 7.0 milesWine & Music Festival:
9:30am to NoonAwards Ceremony:
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 & ResultsThe 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 CheckA 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.
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.
AwardsTop 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
Rules & SafetyPlease 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!
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.