Events, times, prices:
8:30 AM - START 5k ($35), 10k ($40), 15k ($45), 15k Relay ($35/person)
9:00 AM - Potato Bar Opens
10:30 AM - START Kidathon (free, optional medal for $10) and Kids 1-Mile (1mi timed race, $10 includes medal)
Location: The Reserve Vineyards & Golf Club in Aloha, Oregon
Number of runners: Currently 91% full!
Swag: An amazing Uberthons medal, and baked potato bar. Competitors who break the course record at The Reserve in the 5k, 10k, or 15k will receive a $100 bill - male and female!
Course: The course is a mostly flat, fully paved 5k loop (golf cart paths). Click here for a course map.
Results: Click here for the 2015 results.
Past recaps: 2014
Other notes: No bag check due to proximity to parking. Post-event area included a large tent, tables & chairs, heat lamps.
There were "corrals" but there seemed to be some confusion about what the pace/times on the signs meant (standardizing the corrals to something like 8:00 and faster pace, 9-10min pace, and 10+ pace, and walkers might help). Runners were then released in waves onto the course. The course was pretty, and flat, on the paved golf cart path around the golf course. Generally, it's wide enough for the number of runners, although it can be a smidge congested near the start.
Unfortunately, I haven't been training as much as I should have, and I've also been worried about my ankles so I decided to run the 5k instead of the longer distances. However, it was a nice opportunity to chat and catch up with my friend Chris! And I was really glad that my ankle didn't hurt afterwards :)
After we finished the race, we were handed our awesome, hefty Uberthons medals and a bottle of water, and we headed back to the big tent. There were tons of tables and chairs, which made it easy to sit and enjoy my baked potato, loaded with delicious cheese, broccoli, onions, sour cream, and black beans (bacon was also available, as were bananas and oranges). Shortly after most of the participants had completed each of the events, I announced the overall and age division winners and had them come up and receive their pin.
Definitely a wonderful event, and really enjoyed seeing fellow Uberthons ambassadors, and fellow Uberthoners :)