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Additional race information can be found at http://orrc.net/events/event-list/y2k-run-half-10k/.
Ready to run your first half marathon or 10K of 2020? The 2020 Y2K event features a Half Marathon Run, a 10K Run, and a 10K Walk. The 10K Run/Walk is part of ORRC's 2020 10K Series. All races start and finish at Tom McCall School in Forest Grove, Oregon and the course is run on country roads in scenic wine country. The half marathon and 10K courses are together for the first three miles, then split, and then rejoin for the last 1.5 miles. Participants can warm up inside the school cafeteria before and after the race and are also treated to a delicious post race pancake breakfast prepared by and benefiting the local Forest Grove United Church of Christ Temporary Emergency Shelter.
Online pre-registration closes at 8:00 am on January 3, 2019
HALF MARATHON: $70
HALF MARATHON FEE DAY OF RACE: $80
10K FEE: $45
10K FEE DAY OF RACE: $55
Current ORRC Members will receive a $10 discount during the registration process. ORRC member discount is not available for day of event registrations.
Optional long-sleeve shirt is available via pre-order for $20.
All participants will receive a reusable canvas bag - handy for many tasks.
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.Questions?
Both races start and finish at Tom McCall East/West School (1341 Pacific Ave) in Forest Grove, covering country roads in scenic wine country. Both races are together for the first 3 miles, then split, rejoining for the last 1.5 miles. For course maps click here.
Water and Gatorade will be available at Miles 2, 4, 6, 7.5, 9.5 & 11.5 for the half marathon and at Miles 2 and 4.5 for the 10K. Gu, sweet and salty snacks will be available at the later half marathon stations. There will be portapotties at most of the water stations. All stations will have a basic first aid kit.
Take TV Highway or Highway 26 west to Forest Grove. Drive through town past Pacific University and the downtown area. Tom McCall School is at the intersection of Hwy 8 and Pacific Avenue.
Registration and packet pick-up are at Tom McCall (TM) East and the start is between TM East and TM West. There is parking at TM West, TM East and at the Assembly of God Church lot (across the street from TM East). Carpooling is encouraged. Early Packet pick-up from 4pm to 6pm on Friday January 3rd at TM East. Day of race packet pick-up starts at 7:30am on January 4th at TM East.
The weather for the Y2K has run the gamut from sunny and mid-40s, to rainy and mid-30s, to below freezing and snowy. Check the forecast before the race and dress accordingly.
Plaques will be awarded to the overall male and female winners and the overall male and female masters winners in the half marathon run, 10K run and 10K walk. The top five finishers in each five year age group will earn ribbons. Awards will not be mailed. There are finisher medals for the half marathon. 10K participants do not receive a finisher medal.
There will be two awards ceremonies--at about 10:30am for the 10K and at about 11:30 for the half marathon. There will be a raffle for participants and volunteers at both ceremonies.
All runners, walkers, volunteers and their family members are welcome to enjoy a pancake breakfast in the Tom McCall East cafeteria.
This race is chip timed. Be sure to cross the mats at the start and the finish. Results will be available online at https://orrc.net/events/results/y2k-results-photos/ and at http://hubertiming.com
The use of personal music devices is strongly discouraged at this race. To enjoy all that our race has to offer and for the safety of all participants, the ORRC encourages a headphone-free environment. Strollers, baby joggers or similar devices are permitted, but should start in the back of the pack. Dogs are not permitted. We discourage anyone younger than 15 to run in the half marathon. The course is open to traffic, so please RUN AGAINST TRAFFIC (keep left) and do not cross the road.