● Half marathon
● QUARTER MARATHON
Oregon SUMMER EVENT
Welcome to Oregon to those of you who are coming from 34 states and 6 countries including Dubai, Australia, Canada, Great Britain, Bavaria/Germany, and the United States of America! If this is your first time, extra, extra welcome! You are here to enjoy the Oregon Marathon, the Oregon Summer Half Marathon, or, to enjoy Oregon, one Quarter Marathon at a time.
We are proud of Oregon, and will celebrate with you at the start and finish of your race.
The Summer course is on the Banks Vernonia Trail - it should be cool at the start. The 2019 course is mostly in a forest, which has a higher elevation, and lots of shade. The Marathon course is a USA Track & Field certified course, and, as such, is a Boston Qualifying course. If you need a qualifying letter from the Oregon Marathon, send an email to , and, we will send the needed letter to you. A short out-and-back is necessary for the Marathon and Half Marathon. Plenty of volunteers and signs will direct you to the turnaround point. The out-and-back is on a paved road, so there is plenty of room to manuever.
Packet Pick Up -
Full Marathoners and Half Marathoners, pick up your shirt and bib at the Packet Pick Up. Sizes are first-come, first-served at the Friday Pick Up. Quarter Marathoners may get a shirt if event shirts are available at the Finish Line.
There will also be day-of Bib Pick Up available if you are not able to pick bibs up Friday night. This starts at 4:30 AM at the bus-loading zone, and, will end when the final bus departs for the start line. You must have a bib prior to loading the buses. Do not show up late, and, expect to get your bib, and, get on the bus - the final bus might have already left for the start line.
The Quarter Marathon day-of Bib Pick Up will be at the start and finish line of the Quarter Marathon, Greenville City Park starting at 7:00 AM.
THE ONLY PLACES TO GET YOUR BIB IS FRIDAY 4 - 7 PM AT FAIRFIELD INN AND SATURDAY MORNING IN BANKS, OREGON WHERE THE BUS DEPARTS BANKS (IN THE PARK FOR QUARTER MARATHONERS)
Marathon Start - 6:30 AM at Vernonia High School in Vernonia, Oregon.
Half Marathon Start - 7:30 AM at Hilltop Day-use area at Stub Stewart Park, close to Buxton, Oregon.
Quarter Marathon Start - 8:00 AM at the Banks Greenville City Park, which is also the finish line of all the races.
Bus transportation to the start lines
Marathoners and Half Marathoners may ride the bus to the start line from Banks.
Half Marathon - YOU MUST HAVE A BIB TO GET ON THE BUS.
The start line of the half marathon is located at Stub Stewart Park, 13 miles north from the finish line. Park your car in Banks at, or, near the high school, or, middle school. You may, also, park at Sunset Park, which is on the west side of Highway 47 from the high school. Please pay attention to regular no parking signs and do not park your cars there.
The first half-marathon bus will leave the High School in Banks at 6:00 AM. Be ready to load by 6:00 AM. As soon as the first bus is filled, it will take off, and, the next bus will start loading. The last bus will leave at 6:30 AM. Please do not wait until the last bus to load, or, you might miss your shuttle to the start line.
Marathon - YOU MUST HAVE A BIB TO GET ON THE BUS.
The start line of the full marathon is located at Vernonia High School in Vernonia, OR, 25 miles from the finish line. Park your car in Banks at the high school, or, middle school, or, near the high school in Vernonia (if you have a ride to Vernonia). You may also park at Sunset Park, which is on the west side of Highway 47 from the high school. Please pay attention to regular no parking signs and do not park your cars there.
The first marathon bus will leave Banks High School in Banks at 5:00 AM. Be ready to load by 5:00 AM. The last bus will leave at 5:30 AM.
Pacers are available for the Half Marathon. Pacing times will be announced at the start line.
Bag check will be available at the Full and Half marathon starts. Put your bib number on your bag with the belongings you want to have at the finish line waiting for you. Please leave valuables in your vehicles, and, do not bring them with you.
Plenty of aid stations await you. Click the Course link to see the course, water stations, ice stations, NUUN stations, and porta potties.
Please pay attention to the ice-water-towel stations - pick up your ice-water towel, and carry it with you to the next aid station, or, leave it in the bucket provided. Put it on the back of your neck to cool yourself down if needed.
Marathoners - your 5th water station is a bottle station. Pick up your bottle, and carry it with you. Drop it off in the blue bin 1/4 mile from the pick up station, or, carry it with you to the next aid station, which is 1.4 miles away from the pick-up location. Please do not drop your bottle in any other locations.
Post-race food - YOU MUST HAVE A BIB TO ENJOY THE PICNIC.
Hamburger/chicken burger picnic. Friends and non-participants may enjoy the food for $12.00.
$25 - Running shorts
$8 - Socks
$25 - Half Marathon pullovers
Several places to park - Banks High School, Banks Elementary School, and Banks Middle School. Do not park in the neighborhood by the Greenville City Park, which is the finish-line area. Other parking is available on other streets. Please obey all No Parking signs - if you do not obey the No Parking signs, you will be responsible for any parking tickets.
Carpooling is the best way to get to the event, and, to conserve parking for everyone.
You may check this website to see if you qualify for the Boston Marathon:
The medical coverage for this event is provided by Athletic Trainers from Providence Sports Medicine. They will be along the course, and, at the finish line to provide assistance.
The temperatures are expected to be well into the 80's later in the day, so, please make sure you are hydrating now and are taking care of yourself during the event with proper nutrition and hydration. The event will provide hydration and ice towels, but, you will need to bring your own supplies if you need them.
Out and Backs
Both the Marathoners and Half Marathons have a short out and back. For the Marathoners, the turnaround is first - it comes at about Mile 21. The Half Marathon turnaround will be at about Mile 9.
Please pay attention as you are running, and, as you prepare to turn around at the very-well-marked turnaround locations.
All participants receive a finishers medal. Where it with pride - you earned it. Only participants who are wearing a race bib will receive a medal.