We are excited to announce that Oregona will be at the Hilloween Half Marathon this year showing off some of their newest product. They will have some available for purchase as well! For anyone not yet familiar with Oregona, they are a local sport clothing company.
We have been receiving tons of questions on this new race! We are very excited about the half marathon course and we are still tweaking the route. What you see on the website is pretty accurate but may be subject to change up through race day. We are running the route at all times of the day to make sure what the light conditions are, where we may need to ask dogs to be tied up, etc... This is a country race so don't be surprised if you see deer crossing the road especially on Metz Road or other small critters! The alpacas will look at you funny when you run past them too!
I myself ran about 8.5 miles of the course today and LOVE it. We reversed the direction we originally planned so for everyone stressing about the hills...they are a bit more friendly running it the new way. You get to peak in elevation in the four mile area and despite having some more hills they are more rolling and some do last a distance but If you are trained for a half marathon and you run hill workouts you will be in a good spot for this race. The hardest roads are going to be Metz Road, Crestview Road, and Kelly Park Road. All three run parallel to each other so you are actually running the same hills; sort of!
While out running today actually had someone drive up next to me scoping out the course and making sure they understood it. Which is what brought this post on. If you have any specific course questions please ask and we will get you the answers. As for restrooms along the route...still working on that. Water stops are planned. We have signs for all the miles and will also have directional arrow signs along the course. Volunteers on the route and police at intersections. We will have a lead vehicle and a vehicle at the end following the last person in.
We are excited to announce that we have been selected by Active.com in a partnership with Hyland's to distribute their leg cramp samples to our participants! All participants will receive a free sample in their goody bag and will have access to an additional sample at the finish line.
Our goal with this first year event is to create an event that will be of the same high quality of any destination race! We want you to talk about this race until you sign up for year two and talk about the second year in turn!
To let everyone know, we are making a slight change in the start time for the 'Twas the Night Before 5k this year. We decided to push the time back to 5:15pm which is only 15 minutes later then originally scheduled. This change is to accommodate anyone that may need the extra time to get to the school location in case they missed the change (there are old forms floating around out there), and also to allow it to be fully dark at the start of the race.
Last year our race started on time and our top runners were finished before it was dark enough to enjoy the lights. We are looking forward to having the course illuminated with lanterns and cannot wait to make this race a part of your annual race schedule!
The Hilloween Half Marathon race course has been finalized!!! Please follow the link for the details. http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/238301923 If you have any specific course questions please ask!!! We are planning on water/sport drink stops at miles 3, 6, 9, and 12.
Below is a copy of the image on this year's Vision for Veteran's shirt design. Josh has done an excellent job yet again!!! If you want a shirt please register by May 1st. After May 1st it is on a first come first serve basis!!!
As of today (5-3-13) There are still some shirts available. Please plan on registering early to receive a shirt!!!
We are pleased to announce that you can get a massage
If you ordered a shirt they are on their way to you this week. Need good mailing addresses for the following people
as we have your shirts ready... Criss and Charmaine Lamoncha, Charlie McQuillan, Amy Corriher, Laura Lytle, and Roxie Witmer. Everyone else we have your shirts on the way!!! Thank you for the wait.
We send apoligies out as we have a standard of quality that we wanted to ensure and had some issues getting that quality. If you are one of the names above please message firstname.lastname@example.org with your mailing address!!! Thank you again!!!
Crystal Siembida Boggs
President of the S & B Foundation.