Course: The Chehalem Challenge is just that, a challenge. The Chehalem Mountains provide a beautiful backdrop for this test of endurance. Because Tough Mothers do "More Than..." every single day, the "More Than" Half Marathon is designed to require strength, perseverance, and discipline.
The "More Than" Half Marathon is 14 miles in length with 6 miles of gravel, a 1068 foot elevation climb in the first 5 miles.
Yet, just past mile 5 you've reached the summit (!) and a beautiful "mountaintop experience" awaits you as you run along the top of Chehalem Mountain with a view of the Newberg Valley.
Breathe deeply as you run or walk through the fresh air of farmlands and forests, with signs of inspiration along the way.
At mile 10 you begin a 2 mile climb with a 488 foot elevation change before you run or walk the final 1.5 miles downhill to the finish.
There are water/aid stations throughout the course to replenish the bodies.
Challenge yourself or replenish yourself, the course is designed for both.
The race is timed for those who are looking for a personal best but with no time limit for those wanting to experience what creation has to offer. We just ask that you are in before the streetlights come on ;-)
Results will be posted as runners finish.
The 5k walk/run is open to "all abilities". It is a non-competitive out and back with an uphill 2.5k climb in the first half with a 488 foot elevation gain before you turn and burn to the finish.
7am Packet Pickup Follow the helpful direction of our parking volunteers and relax before the race with coffee, tea, water, fresh fruit while you visit with other participants. If you haven't purchased them already, now is your opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win great prizes from some awesome local sponsors.
8am "More Than" Half Start Cheer on our tough runners as they embark on a challenging course...possibly the toughest in Oregon
8:30am 5k Start Our ambitious 5K runners are the next to embark on their own challenge, plenty of hills to conquer on this course.
9:00am Tot Trot Start Our youngest participants begin their climb following in the footsteps of the other participants, a challenge, but it is only uphill one way :-)