DATE: Sunday, March 21, 2021
DISTANCES: Half Marathon, Hybrid Road/Trail 5K
START TIMES: Staggered individually based on pace per mile
Please have a mask or runner buff on your person at all times for any interactions within six feet of crew, other participants and especially the general public.
HALF MARATHON 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 START: Armitage Park, Picnic Shelter J
HALF & 5K FINISH: Armitage Park, (90064 Coburg Road, Eugene)
Day-Use Parking Fees are covered by Level 32 Racing, no pass required. Please DO NOT PARK IN THE FIRST LOT, next to the dog park.
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. 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. Elevation profile shown.
The 5K is truly a XC style hybrid road & trail course that winds along grassy areas, bike paths and meadows; with a wooded quarter mile nature trail section. This course loop is ran twice to complete the 5K distance.
There will be multiple aid stations along the half course and one portable toilet just past the 5 mile mark. Aid stations will be stocked with water, GU Brew Electrolyte Beverage and GU Energy Gel; likely to be self serve. Please dispose of any trash responsibly.
Time Limit/Dogs: The course limit for the half marathon event is 4 hours. NO DOGS allowed due to the narrow shoulder & traffic on McKenzie View and the majority of the half marathon course.
Participants can opt to park at Armitage Park and then take a shuttle to the starting line at Emerald Dance Center, 2095 Yolanda Ave. The shuttles will run from 7:30am to 8:50am. NOTE: Masks are required to ride the shuttle bus to the start line. The last shuttle will leave Armitage Park at 8:50am sharp! ~NO SHUTTLE BACK TO THE START FROM THE FINISH LINE~ *HALF MARATHON PARTICIPANTS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO GET DROPPED OFF AT THE START LINE AT THE EMERALD SQUARE DANCE CENTER at 2095 YOLANDA AVE.
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 9:15am.
HALF MARATHON ENTRY: $70 for adults (18-59) through July 18 . Seniors (60 & over) and Youth (17 & under) deduct $5. $80 entry fee on race day. Tech shirts are available for an additional $14. If your size is still showing available online, purchase it, otherwise a limited amount of shirts will be available for purchase on race day.
5K ENTRY: $30 for adults (18-59) and $25 for Seniors & Youth (60+ or 17 & under). $40/$35 on race day.
Use the link above to register online or sign up at Eugene Running Company (116 Oakway Center) or Run Hub NW (515 High St.) through Saturday, July 18, at 6pm.
For 2021, there will be NO DAY PRIOR packet pick-up as in the past. BIB#'s can be picked up at the start line area from 7:30am to 8:55am at the half marathon starting line at Emerald Square Dance Center at 2095 Yolanda Ave.
Awards will be presented to the top three male and female finishers in each distance.
Half Marathon Finisher Medals: All Half Marathon finishers will receive a commemorative finisher medallion.
5K Awards: Top 3 in each age division earn a medallion
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 "neighborhood rate"- (includes breakfast), or make a reservation online, CLICK HERE to reserve a room tied to the neighborhood rate code for the Half Marathon.
Armitage Park Camping: Book directly through Lane County by referring to the McKenzie River Half Marathon. Call 541-682-2000.