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ORRC Vernonia Marathon

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April 9, 2017 (Sunday)
Marathon, Half Marathon
Cedar Ridge Camp
Vernonia, Oregon
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Event Start Location
Marathon starts in Vernonia; half starts in Stub Stewart State Park; both races finish in Banks.

Course Description
Country roads leading to the Banks-Vernonia State Trail (mostly flat, paved, scenic) and ending at Banks High School.

Plaques to overall male and female open & masters divisions. Ribbons five deep in five year age groups.

Packet Pickup / Expo
Early packet pickup is available at Banks Junior High School (12850 NW Main Street, Banks OR 97006) on Saturday April 11th is from 4 to 7pm. Race day pickup and day of race registraion are from 6:00am to 8:00am at BJHS. Unclaimed bibs will be brought to Cedar Ridge or Stub Stewart as appropriate.

Timing / Results
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Post Race Activities
Hot soup, baked potatoes, and awards ceremony after the race.

Generally mid-50's. Showers possible.

The race is point-to-point. Participants will park in Banks and be bussed to their respective starts. Park at Banks Junior High School, at Sunset Speedway Park, at Banks Elementary, or on city streets. The first bus for the marathon leaves Banks JHS at 6:15am and the last bus to Vernonia (the marathon start) leaves at 7:00am. The first bus for the half marathon leaves at 7:00am and the last bus to Stub Stewart (the half start) leaves at 8:00am.

Banks HS/BJHS parking lot or on city streets

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Average Rating:  
Recent Review: One of the most beautiful courses I have ran so far. Trail is well maintained with plenty of aid stations and bathrooms. The volunteers were wonderful. Very nice event.
Scappoose, Oregon
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