An Oregon Half Marathon Series event – the Fall Half Marathon event is set in the heart of the Willamette Valley – the richest farm area in Oregon. An up and down at the start and finish, and the rest of the course would be called ‘flat’. A great race at a great location – St. Josef’s Winery welcomes you and your personal cheering crowd to the Oregon Fall Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon, and 5k.
My husband and I ran this race in 2015 when Uberthons was hosting it at Forest Grove High School. We trained for 4.5 months and raced our perfect race thanks to the awesome group of Pacers. The course was an out and back, which at first, I was not thrilled about but once I ran it, I was so glad it was. It was nice to run past the same place again and know where the aid stations were. Aid stations…there seemed to be one every mile to mile and a half. This was nice since early September in Oregon can still get hot. The race swag was great! A nice shirt and a great heavy medal complete with my bib number and name on the back. My one an only complaint is that they closed the aid station at mile 12 EARLY! I am not talking just a little before the last runners came through but rather closed right at the start of the middle of the packers were coming through.