WHEN: Saturday May 25th, 2019
Half Marathon starts at 8:30 AM and 5k starts at 9 AM
COST: Half Marathon - $25 Early Bird price through April 30; $35 Regular price. Online registration closes Wednesday May 22nd. $45 Day of Race Registration.
5K - $10 Early Bird price through April 30; $15 Regular price. Online registration closes Wednesday May 22nd. $20 Day of Race Registration.
WHERE: JOSEPH, OREGON CITY PARK
PACKET PICKUP: Pick up your race packet with bib and goodies starting at 7:30 AM the day of the race or before the Pre-Race Yoga class from 4:30-5 PM at The Place. Please don't come in after 5 to not interrupt the class.
GEAR: Weather can be unpredictable this time of year so come prepared and ready for rain/sun/wind/or snow. This a minimally supported course so bring your own water/snacks if you need them.
REASON: This a fundraiser for the Runners of the Sage running group www.runnersofthesage.com – with the same mission to encourage more active lifestyles, self-sufficiency, and more awareness of the environment. We want to keep the cost of this race at a bare minimum so we really appreciate your support in purchasing apparel and registering!
AWARDS: There will be awards for the top 3 Male and top 3 Female Overall finishers for the Half and the 5k.
FRIDAY MAY 24th-
5 PM - Pre Run Yoga class by Alyse- at The Place in Joseph. This class is asking for a $10 donation for participating.
SATURDAY MAY 25th-
8:30 AM - Half Marathon Start
9 AM - 5K Start
Noon- We will have a 3.5 hr cutoff time(which means race coordinators will make our way to farmers market) and invite all to the wonderful Wallowa County Farmers Market blocks away.
2 PM - Post Run Yoga class - post run stretch by Salutations Studio - at The Place. This class is asking for a $10 donation for participating as well.
AWARDS: Each Half Marathon finisher receives a finisher medal. Overall Top 3 Male and Female will receive awards.
MERCHANDISE: Tri Blend Bella Canvas Cozy Shirts are available for $20. These may be pre ordered until Wednesday May 8th. We will have limited sizes/quantities for day of purchasing.
Tour de Coop Pint Glasses and Runners of the Sage Glasses will be available for purchase for $5
Assorted Runners of the Sage T-shirts will be available as well.
All proceeds go towards continuing and bettering these events! Thank you!
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Half Marathon - This is an out and back, hilly and challenging Half marathon Course. It starts at 4200 ft elevation at Joseph City Park and climbs to a mile high at 5100 ft. The first 3 miles are mostly paved and up and down, the next 6 miles are all maintained dirt road surface, and then last 3 are paved. This could be one of the most scenic half marathons in the Northwest with constant views of the Wallowa Mountains, Eagle Cap Wilderness, Seven Devils, and high valleys. There will be a self aided water station at the Grange Mile 3ish and 10ish. Another water station at the Hurricane Creek Trailhead at mile 6.5.
The 5k course is an out and back. It covers the first 1.55 miles of the half marathon course. There will be a self aided water station at the turnaround.
RUNNERS OF THE SAGE operates under a special use permit from the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest Employer.