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Half Marathon/ 2-Person Relay

This  scenic point to point 13.1 mile course from Dundee Hills to Downtown Carlton provides a unique tour of the heart of the Willamette Valley in Yamhill County, winding past a cluster of four American Viticulture Areas (Dundee Hills, Yamhill-Carlton, Chehalem Mountains, and Ribbon Ridge). The course ends with a warm celebration at the Finish Line Wine and Music Festival presented by Ken Wright Cellars and featuring 20+ local winemakers! Runners will encounter mainly paved roads (closed to vehicle traffic) and 1.6 miles of gravel road. The terrain consists of rolling hills and a net elevation gain of 328 feet.

2 person relay teams will run on the same course, with the exchange point located at mile 6.1 at Abbey Road Farms.

This is a point-to-point course. Designated event parking is available at either the start or finish area, and shuttle bus transportation will be available between both parking locations before and after the race. Gear Check will be available at the starting line and relay transition point and all checked gear will be transported to the finish line. Checked gear must be claimed at the finish line.

5k Run and Walk

Our brand-new festive and scenic 5K Run/Walk will start and finish at Ken Wright Cellars in downtown Carlton, offering a fast course with just the right amount of country charm. The out-and-back route heads east on Main Street and then onto Hendricks Road, as the roadside views transform to rich farmland and vineyard-laden hillsides. Runners and walkers will get a burst of energy from a live band performing as they approach Johnson Road, and might even get to high five a few of the fastest half marathon finishers running by. Shortly up the gravel road, a rustic old country barn serves as the 5K turnaround point, signifying the moment at which it’s time to sprint back to Carlton for the finish, not to mention wine, music and your medal!

 
 
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Course Map: Half Marathon, 2-Person Relay, and 5K

Half Marathon and 2 Person Relay Start: Stoller Family Estate at 7:00am

Half Marathon and 2-Person Relay Finish: Main Street, Carlton

2-Person Relay Exchange: Abbey Road Farms

5K Start: Main Street, Carlton at 8:00am

5K Finish: Main Street, Carlton

 
 

Course Time Limit

To enter the half marathon you must be able to finish the course in 3 hours and 30 minutes and keep a 16:00/mile pace or better. Casual walkers are not permitted in the half marathon due to this time limit. 2 person relay teams must also be able to finish the course in a cumulative time of 3 hours and 30 minutes. If you cannot keep the required pace on course, you will not be guaranteed course supervision by law enforcement and volunteers. Transportation to the finish area for non-finishers without medical problems will be provided via the SAG vehicle. In the event you cannot finish the race, or fall behind the 16 min/mile pace, please make your way to the nearest aid station and ask for SAG assistance. The SAG vehicle will be following the final runner/walker and pick up at each aid station.

Walkers are welcome on the 5k Course.

Aid Stations

On the half marathon/ relay course you will find six aid stations and one wine stop on-course between the start and finish areas, approximately 2 miles apart.  Water will be offered at each aid station and an electrolyte sports drink will be provided at every other aid station. On the 5k course you will find one aid station near the halfway turnaround point. View the course map for exact aid station locations.

If using other fuels, please discard wrappers in trash receptacles at aid stations, or put them in your pocket and not alongside the road. Local community groups host these stations. Please show your appreciation to volunteers as you pass each aid station and obey the law officers and course monitors who are working hard to keep you safe and happy.

Photography

Get your personal race photos with FinisherPix! The FinisherPix official photo service takes care of your race memories. Photographers will be capturing shots on course and at the finish line for the half marathon/ relay, and at the finish line for the 5k. Make sure your bib number is visible at ALL times in front of your body and SMILE when you cross the finish line! Your personal race photos will be available at www.finisherpix.com.

 
 

Understanding Transportation

This is a point-to-point course. Designated event parking is available at either the start or finish area, and shuttle bus transportation will be available between both parking locations before and after the race.

Download the detailed transportation guide/shuttle schedule for full information regarding parking locations, shuttle stops and times of service.

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