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This race allows you to set your goals and Resolutions for 2023 and have fun doing it! We are offering a Half Marathon Relay done in teams of 4, 3, 2, or 1. With the team of 3, one member will run two legs and the other two members will run one leg. First place awards to male/female/mixed relay teams in each group and male and female individual. Costume contest for each relay group ( 4 person, 3 person, 2 person and individual). YOU MUST SUBMIT A PICTURE OF YOUR TEAM IN FULL COSTUME TO 503-484-5450 PRIOR TO THE START OF THE RACE FOR JUDGING! DUE TO SUPPLY ISSUES THIS YEAR YOU MUST BE REGISTERED BY 12/1/22 IN ORDER TO GUARANTEE SHIRT SIZE! Registration closes at midnight 12/30/22.
Packet Pick Up will be on Wednesday December 29 from 4-6 pm at Mt Hood Lanes in Gresham located at 2311 E. Powell Blvd., Gresham, OR 97080. Come pick up your packet for your whole relay team, so you don't all need to come individually. The race has sold out every year so generally we do not have same day sign ups. Come take advantage of no lines, warm indoor location with great parking at our Packet Pick Up!
*Race Morning we will have packet pickup from 7:30am to 8:30am in the Boring Grange. Please get your packet on Wednesday if you can...this is as a convenience for those that simply cannot make it on the 29th.
We will have water at the Start/Finish line and at Main City Park and bathrooms will be available at both locations within walking distance. We will have water at the Palmblad exchage and one Porta Potty. If you need more fluid than that, please consider carrying it during your run. We will have limited quantities of Gu available also. Since this is an out and back you will pass by each aid station twice.
The distances of each leg are as follows: Leg 1 (3.5 Miles), Leg 2 (3.9 Miles) Leg 3 (2.2 Miles), Leg 4 (3.5 Miles). The number of relay participants will determine how many of the legs you run and the total distance.
Due to COVID-19, we are unable to serve breakfast in the Grange this year. We will be serving hot coffee and breakfast burritos in the Boring Grange parking lot located at 27861 SE Grange St. Boring, Or 97009. It is about a 5 minute walk from the finish line. Vendors, and bag check will be in the covered area at Boring Station Trail head near the start/finish line. Awards for best costume for each relay group and individual will be given out at the Grange parking lot at 11:30am Race Morning.
Please provide your team name along with the information of your volunteer....name, age, mobile number, and email address as soon as possible or by 12/15/20. Please have your volunteer sign up for a spot under volunteer registration on the race website. Click on the far right tab and it will pop up. We really need volunteers to sign up on the web site. It takes a lot of volunteers to help a relay race go off successfully. Be sure you "thank" your race volunteers on race day!
As with most relays, transportation of relay members to the exchanges is up to each team. So, your team should arrange how to proceed so that everyone gets to the exchanges and then back to the start and finish. We will assist by having a box at the aid stations where you can leave your keys, but (and this is important) the keys need to be clearly marked with either your team name or team number so your other members can find them and actually drive the vehicle back. We are not responsible for lost keys or identifying your keys, so please make sure you mark them well before the race. Here are some tips:
Two person relay – there is only one exchange location and that is at Main City Park in Gresham. It is recommended that the second runner drive to the exchange and park, then when handing off the baton, second runner can either give the keys to the first runner or leave them in the box for the first runner runner. Then, as the second runner heads back to Boring, the first runner can drive the vehicle back.
Three person relay – there is only one exchange place and that is at the Palmblad/Telford Road aid station along the Springwater. In this case, the second and third runners drive to the exchange and park. The first runner can wait at the exchange for the second runner to return, then they both can drive to the start finish while the third runner completes the relay. Because there will always be two runners at this exchange, there is no need to use the key box and the third runner can hand the keys over to the first runner before starting the last leg.
Four person relay – This one is a bit more complicated, because you have to both drop off runners at the two exchange locations and then pick them up once they finish. This one is much easier if you have a support person driving for you, but a team can also do it on their own if necessary. Before the race starts, the second, third and fourth runners should drive to the two exchange areas, where the third runner drives and drops off runners two and four at Palmblad and then drives and parks at Main City Park. When runner two gets to main City Park and makes the baton exchange, they retrieve the keys and drive back to the Palmblad exchange and pick up both runners one and three and head back to Boring. Not really that complicated, but just a bit more than the other two relays.
Please refer to the map under the Course Map and Exchanges section to see the placement of the exchanges.
Each registrant will receive a long sleeve tech t-shirt UNTIL SOLD OUT, Finisher Award is yet TBD, a full logo'd bib, breakfast, goodie bag, custom awards for 1st place over all finishers, 2nd and 3rd place ribbons, opportunity to win some gift cards for our side contests we are having....best resolution for 2021, best baton, etc. We may allow some additional spots to register, but shirts may be sold out at that time. Please select NO Shirt if there is not a size left you are interested in or if they are all gone at the time of registration. We ordered enough shirts to reach our original cap of 200 participants.
Due to the incredible response of our event; we have established caps on the number of teams allowed per event. We expect to sell out again.
Eastwind Running and Endurance is putting this race on to award a scholarship in the Spring of 2021 for local high school students who participate in physical fitness and incorporate it into their busy lives. They don't have to be varsity athletes or winners of a full ride athletic scholarship to find value in fitness! We as adults, try to model this in hopes our youth will see the benefits a keeping fitness focused. We want to give back to our youth with two college scholarship: $2,500 and $2,000 award each year. Thank you for supporting our youth by participating and showing that fitness can be fun, challenging, and rewarding! We have also raised enough money to buy a Freedom Chair for Ainsley's Angels which allows a person with disabilities to participate in a local running event! We are firm believers that fitness is for everyone!
We will have 1st Place Over All Finisher Awards for each race event in Male, Female and Mixed. Awards will be in the Boring Grange parking lot at 11:30am race morning.
4 Person Relay Team of Men Only, Women Only, and Mixed First Place Over All Finishers
3 Person Relay Team of Men Only, Women Only, and Mixed First Place Over All Finishers
2 Person Relay Team of Men Only, Women Only, and Mixed First Place Over All Finishers
Individual Half Marathon Men and Women, First Place Over All Finisher
(Please note these are not done by age group based on the small size of the races and multiple race events)
We are using Disposible Chip timers. For the Individual Half Marathon racer, you will have a chip on your bib. For Relay Teams, we will only have chips on the first and last runner's bib as we are not timing each leg of the relay only the over all time it takes your team to complete it. Please be aware of this as you pass out your bibs on race morning to your team mates. Also, If you are running the start leg, so your chip does not record your finish time early, after you start the race please do not cross the finish line or come within 20ft of the finish line until your last team member finishes.
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Resolution Relay Update: In order to PLACE at the 2 person, 3 person, or 4 person relay ALL participants must be registered under that team name! If you have a need to swap people please make a quick swap of names and sign the waiver to register the new name. We gotta keep it fair. It is better for everyone this way, and we don't charge for swapping. Free is a very good price :-)
Use this email address to make the change firstname.lastname@example.org
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