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This race is your last chance to complete your 2018 Resolution 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.
We will have water and electrolytes (Gatorade) at the Start/Finishline 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.
We are going to have a wonderful breakfast at the Boring Grange located at 27861 SE Grange St. Boring, Or 97009. It is about a 5 minute walk to the start of the race. We will serve coffee and pancakes with toppings as well as blueberries provided by Scenic Fruit Company. This will be our finish line food. None will be provided at the actual finishline, just water/electrolytes. A few of our Vendors, Race Morning Packet Pick-Up, and Bag Check Pick-Up (drop off will be at the start line for bag check/ pick up will be in the grange) will all be located at the Grange. Non-race participants can enjoy breakfast too, and we will gladly accept any donation and put it toward our scholarship fund. Awards will also be in the Grange at 11:30am Race Morning.
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.
Packet Pick Up will be from 10am to 1pm on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at Mt Hood Lanes in Gresham located at 2311 E. Powell Blvd., Gresham, OR 97080, (503) 492-9820. Come pick up your packet for your whole relay team, so you don't all need to come individually. We will also have Registration Kiosks available for last minute 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 Saturday if you can...this is as a convenience for those that simply cannot make it Saturday.
Each registrant will receive a long sleeve tech t-shirt, Finisher Medal is two-sided logo'd mug, 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 2019, best baton, etc. **12/10/18 is the last day to be guaranteed your shirt size. Shirts will still be available but it may have to be a size that would be your second choice!
Do 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. If you run into issues please contact the race director for assistance and we will do our best to accomodate your team.
Eastwind Running and Endurance is putting this race on to award a scholarship in the Spring of 2019 for local high schoolers who participate in physical fitness and incorporate it into their busy lives. They dont 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 are also making some big goals to raise funds for a Freedom Chair for Ainsley's Angels which will allow a person with disabilities to participate in a local running event! We are firm believes 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 at 11:30am race morning. We will also be giving 2nd and 3rd place ribbons in each category.
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)
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.Questions?
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.
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 email@example.com