The 11th Annual Oregon Mid-Valley Road Race is set to kick off on Thanksgiving morning 2019! Food, music, awards and prizes await those who are not afraid of 'The Gobbler's Revenge'.
The Mid-Valley Lions Club started the Oregon Mid-Valley Road Race as an annual running event in the region to raise dollars to help meet growing medical needs in the Mid-Valley.
Transportation from North Albany Village to North Albany Middle School will be available.
Gear checking will also be available at the Middle School.
Night Before Race
4:30pm-6:00pm - Packet pickup at North Albany Middle School
6:45 – 7:45 AM: Day of race registration & packet pick-up
7:30 AM: Half Marathon start
8:00 AM: 10K, 5K and 2.5 Mile Walk start
9:00 AM: Awards for 5K winners. (Top 3 - Male/Female Overall and M/F Masters)
9:30 AM: Awards for 10K winners. (Top 3 - Male/Female Overall and M/F Masters)
10:00 AM: Awards for Half Marathon winners. (Top 3 - M/F Overall and M/F Masters)
Half Marathon Course
Runners will exit left out of the North Albany Middle School onto N. Albany Road, turn left onto NW Hickory Street and proceed to Springhill Drive. Left onto Springhill Drive, a short detour left onto Picardy Lane and over to Green Acres Lane, back to Springhill and then right onto the Nebergall Loop Road at the Quarry Road intersection. Another detour occurs on Nebergall onto Mayview Drive, left on 13th Avenue, and then another left back to Nebergall on Sherman Street. Runners cross back over Springhill Drive onto NW Ferguson Drive and onto Quarry Road. Left at the intersection of Quarry and N. Albany Road before crossing over N. Albany Road at the light onto the 10K course on Thornton Lake Road and up Scenic Drive hill. After the hill, runners will turn right and climb a gradual slope on Gibson Hill and coast down N. Albany Road, turn right and execute an out-and-back on Thornton Lake Road to finish at North Albany Middle School. This route is for experienced runners! Water will be available along the route. Road marshals present along route.
This 10K race is a loop course along rural roads with a significant elevation gain in the middle. The course runs along the base of a ridge and then switchbacks up the ridge before dropping briefly and beginning a long gentle climb and moderate descent followed by a mile and a half flat finish which includes an out-and-back on Thornton Lake Road. Water will be available along the route. Road marshals present along route.
This is an out-and-back run along a pastoral, rural road with minor elevation changes. Runners will travel down Thornton Lake Road to the midway markers and water station and return along the route. Road marshals present along route.
2.5 Mile Walk
The friendly walk course is a 2.5 mile loop with no significant elevation gain. Walkers will turn left onto North Albany Road at the start and then again on Hickory, Springhill and Quarry. Walkers will finish by exiting Quarry onto the short-cut path to North Albany Middle School. Sidewalks or bike lanes are available throughout the course. Leashed dogs and strollers are allowed on the walking route. This route is also available to runners.