Sunday, July 12, 2015

Race Preview: Albany Half Marathon August 15th 2015


I am looking forward to the 3rd Albany Half Marathon.  This will be my 3rd year running it!  I'm excited they have added a 5k and kids mile run this year!  Fun for the whole family! Everyone is welcome. Walkers, runners, strollers and dogs! 

WHEN: This event takes place August 15th at Timber Linn Park in Albany OR.  

~Half Marathon $55.00 July 1st to August 14th.  August 15th $65.00 (day of race)
Includes a dri-fit shirt and medal at the finish line
~5k $25.00 and includes a dri-fit shirt
~Kids mile (age 12 and under) $5.00


Professional chip timing by Eclectic Edge Racing

Packet pick up is the morning of the race only.

Day of race schedule:

5:30 am Parking opens and registration opens
6:00 am Pick-up race packets and vendors arrive
7:00 am Walkers start the half marathon
8:00 am Runner start the half marathon
8:30 am 5k starts
8:45 am Kids mile starts
10:30 Awards

There will be water stations set up about every two miles.  At mile 6.5 there will be a nutrition station and porta potty as well.

I have ran this both years and it was well organized with lots of fun drawings at the end during awards. Top ten males and females in each age group will receive prizes. All proceeds goes to the Albany Schools. Course is a "loop" progressing through local farms.  A slight incline about mile 6.  You will get a fabulous view of rural homesteads, go over a few rolling hills and see the base of the cascades. You don't want to miss this one!

Read my Review from 2104 here 

You can contact Bryce Bennett at 541-730-0413 or e-mail at with any questions

Upcoming races: 
Summerfest 5k July 25th
Albany Half  August 15th
Runaway Pumpkin Half October 17th

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