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McKenzie River Half MARATHON WEEKEND 

                    

                                                                      


SECOND ANNUAL: BRING IN SPRING 5K Hybrid Road & Trail race is on Saturday, March 25, 2017
9:00AM START TIME, at picnic shelter J.

CLICK HERE for 5K COURSE MAP  - Entire Course inside Armitage Park; hybrid "ROAD & TRAIL" layout within the trails of the park. (TWO LOOPS = 5K) - Same finish line location as the Sunday Half Marathon

HALF MARATHON DATE:
 Sunday, March 26, 2017 

Time
: 9:00am Start  (SEE SHUTTLE INFO BELOW)

Distance: 13.1 miles (USATF Certified)

Entry Limit: This event is limited to the first 500 registrants. Register prior to the end of  the day on February 15 and exercise the option to personalize your BIB#. Rates increase starting on February 16, see entry fees below.

Half -Start Location: Emerald Dance Center, 2095 Yolanda Ave. (Springfield)
NOTE: Limited Parking at this location and there will be NO SHUTTLE BACK TO THE START. See shuttle information below. 5K on 3/26 starts & finishes inside Armitage Park

Half & 5K Finish Location: Armitage Park, 90064 Coburg Road (Eugene) Day-Use Parking Fees are covered by Level 32 Racing, no pass required. DO NOT PARK IN THE FIRST LOT, next to the dog park.

Course: One of the most scenic runs ever! The course winds it's way through the Hayden Bridge neighborhood, before heading out onto Old Mohawk Road, McKenzie View Drive, and then a glorious finish in Armitage Park. The first five miles are mostly flat, the middle six miles are gently rolling, and the final two miles are completely flat along Coburg Road and through Armitage Park. There are many spectacular views of the McKenzie River along the way. Click here for a GPS COURSE MAP. Click here for a PRINTABLE COURSE MAP. The course will be open to traffic - please use caution. Participants must stay on the right side of the road (with traffic) until they approach Marcola Road, and will then be directed onto the left side of the road (against traffic) for the remainder of the event.

Check out the course elevation profile below. 
                                                        

       
Aid Stations:
There will be five aid stations along the course at: 3.8mi, 5.7mi, 8mi, 10mi and 12mi. Aid stations will be stocked with water, GU Brew Electrolyte Beverage and GU Energy Gel.

Half Marathon Finisher Medals: All Half Marathon finishers will receive a commemorative finisher medallion. Top 3 in each age division earn a Hop Valley/Level 32 Racing logo'd pint glass.

5K Awards: Top 3 in each age division earn a medallion

Time Limit/Dogs: The course limit for the half marathon event is 3.5 hours. NO DOGS allowed due to the narrow shoulder & traffic on McKenzie View and the majority of the half marathon course.

Entry Fees: EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - $55 for adults through February 15 with personalized BIB# option! This is offered through midnight on 2/15/17 ONLY! $65 for adults from February 16 through March 24. Seniors (60 & over) and Youth (17 & under) deduct $5.  $75 entry fee on race day. Tech shirts are available for an additional $12. If your size is still showing available online, purchase it, otherwise a limited amount of shirts will be available for purchase at packet pick-up on 3/25 and on race day. 

5K Entry Fees: $25 for adults (18-59) and $20 for Seniors & Youth (60+ or 17 & under) $35 ON RACE DAY

Registration: In person at Eugene Running Company (116 Oakway Center) through Friday, March 24, at 4pm, or at packet pickup at the HILTON GARDEN INN (3528 Gateway St., Springfield) on Saturday, March 25, from 12pm to 4pm, or on race day from 7:00am to 8:30am at the starting line. 

 CLICK HERE for printable Half Marathon and BRING IN SPRING 5K entry form
 
Click logo below for online registration. FYI, Online registration for the 5K will close at 12AM on Friday, March 24 and at 12AM on Saturday, March 25 for the Half Marathon.

                                                     
ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR 2017 IS LIVE!!!

                                                  
                      
Half Marathon Packet Pickup: On Saturday, March 25, from 12pm to 4pm, at the Hilton Garden Inn (3528 Gateway St, I-5 & Beltline in Springfield) in the "Library", or on race day at the starting line from 7:30am to 8:45am.

Note: 5K Bring In Spring BIBS TO BE PICKED UP ON RACE MORNING at ARMITAGE PARK starting at 7:30am-8:45am

Half Marathon Shuttles: Participants will need to park at Armitage Park and then take a shuttle to the starting line at Emerald Dance Center. The shuttles will run from 7:00am to 8:35am.  NOTE: The last shuttle will leave Armitage Park at 8:35am sharp!  ~NO SHUTTLE BACK TO THE START FROM THE FINISH LINE~

Bag Drop: Participants can leave their clothing in a clearly marked bag (with name and bib number) at the starting line, to be transported to the finish. The clothing van will leave at 8:50am sharp.

Awards: Awards will be presented to the top three male and female finishers. All participants are eligible for random prize drawings - prizes include a complimentary overnight stays at the Hilton Garden Inn in Springfield , Hop Valley Schwag, Level 32 Racing Gear,  and much more.

Age Groups: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 & over.

Host Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn (3528 Gateway St, I-5 & Beltline in Springfield). Give them a call (541-736-3000) for the special event discount rate of $115 - (includes breakfast), or make a reservation online, CLICK HERE to reserve a room tied to the group rate code for the Half Marathon.  Book by March 10th to guarantee rate!

Camping: 20 of the 32 camp sites within Armitage Park are set-aside by Lane County  specifically for this event. Registration booking fee to be waived if booked by March 10th. Book directly through Lane County by referring to the McKenzie River Half Marathon. Call Ph#541-682-2000

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