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Boring Marathon, Half-Boring Half Marathon, and Constantly Boring 8K Race Series

Sun September 15 - Sun September 29, 2024

Events

Boring Marathon

$100 $100 09/15 6:30AM PDT - 3:00PM PDT
86 spots left. Price increases after June 1, 2024 at 11:59pm PDT

Half Boring Half Marathon

$80 09/15 7:30AM PDT - 3:00PM PDT
177 spots left. Price increases after June 1, 2024 at 11:59pm PDT

Constantly Boring 8K

$60 09/15 8:30AM PDT - 3:00PM PDT
121 spots left. Price increases after June 1, 2024 at 11:59pm PDT

VIRTUAL Boring Marathon

$60 Registration ends September 14, 2024 at 11:59pm PDT

VIRTUAL Half Boring Half Marathon

$60 Registration ends September 14, 2024 at 11:59pm PDT

VIRTUAL Constantly Boring 8K

$60 Registration ends September 14, 2024 at 11:59pm PDT

Description

The Boring Marathon, Half-Boring Half-Marathon, and Constantly Boring 8K will take place on September 15, 2024. All races start and finish at Boring Station Trailhead Park in downtown Boring, Oregon. Parking will be at Boring Middle School, Naas Elementary School, and the surrounding neighborhood. Please respect the neighbors by not blocking driveways. Please use SE Wally Rd and SE School Ave to reach parking after 6:15 am, as runners will be crossing SE Dee St. The three races are all on the Springwater Trail, out and back, with the marathon having the same course as 2023 (2-loops of the half marathong course). Both the Half Marathon and Marathon Courses are certified courses and the Marathon Course is once again a Boston Qualifer!

The Boring Marathon Course now runs the half marathon course twice. It is much flatter than the previous course and you will get a half marathon split time.

The Half Boring Half Marathon is an out-and-back on the Springwater Trail from Boring Stations Trailhead Park to Towle Ave and back. This course is now a certified Half Marathon course. 

The Constantly Boring 8K, which never really leaves the Boring area so truly is constantly Boring, starts at the same spot and is a short 4k out and back course. For 2023, as like the last few years we will continue to offer a virtual option for those that would like to earn the Boring Shirt and Medal, but cannot travel to our lovely little city. 

Limits - Marathon is limited to 120, Half to 230, the 8K to 150, and Virtual (Unlimited).

Packet Pick-up Locations and Times - 
Packet Pickup (Friday before the race) - Boring Brewing Co. Tasting Room (38250 Pioneer Blvd, Sandy, OR 97055) 4:00 pm- 8:00 pm

Packet Pickup (Saturday before the race) - Boring Station Trailhead Park (28008 Keller Road Boring, OR 97009) 3:00 pm- 7:00 pm

Packet Pickup (Race day) - Boring Station Trailhead Park (28008 Keller Road Boring, OR 97009) 5:30 am- 8:30 am

Time limit - Walkers are welcome, but because we run part of the race along roads, we need to discontinue aid stations and traffic control after 7 hours. However, we will keep the finish line open and staffed until the last runner/walker comes in and nobody will be disqualified by time. Early starts can be arranged - but are not required - for marathoners or half marathoners who expect to take longer than 6 hours.

Boring Sister City of Dull, Scotland - any resident of Dull, Scotland gets free registration (but you pay the travel)

Awards - All entries prior to August 18th, 2024 are guaranteed to receive a shirt in their first size choice. Shirts are not guaranteed after August 18th, but we will do our best to order enough shirts to get everyone a shirt. Everyone will get a medal, including our virtual runners! To help guide a shirt choice, we purchase men's and women's cut shirts, with the men's shirts tending to run a little large, while the women's tending to run a little small. 

Refunds & Deferrals - Unfortunately, we cannot offer refunds once you have registered. Deferrals are offered only in rare circumstances.

There will be NO day of race registration.

 

Changing races - If you signed up for a race and wish to change to a different race, please contact the race director before August 30th at racedirector@boringmarathon.com. There is no refund for the difference in cost when changing races.

The Boring Marathon, Half Marathon, and 8k are all USATF certified and insured races. 

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://boringmarathon.com/.

Virtual Race Instructions

Want to do a virtually boring race?!

Participating in the virtual race and being in the Official Boring Results is super easy! In the virtual race you will receive a medal, shirt (if you register by the shirt deadline), and official race results. 

1. When the virtual race officially starts on September 15th and must be completed by the end of the day September 29th. 

2. Submission of your race results can be done via web form or email message.

3. When submitting your results, you will have the option to include a link to your Strava or Garmin Connect activity. If you do this, your results will be marked as Verified. If you don't have one of these apps, you can install Strava from your phone's app store and run with your phone.

When you report your results, you will be able to upload photos of your race to go into the Official Boring Race Photo Gallery.

Race results will be produced online and ranked in the following categories: overall, gender, and age group.

 

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