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@jon_adams7

Eugene, OR Raving since 2015 Half Fanatics https://twitter.com/jonathanadams Active 5 years, 11 months ago

About Me

  • Running club(s):

    Oregon Track Club

  • Rave race:

    Eugene Half Marathon

  • Race that's calling my name:

    My goal is to run a half in all 50 states

  • I run because:

    I like to eat cookies and I don’t like being overweight.

My Races

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Half Marathon

Marathon

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(Marathon or Ultra) + Half

Marathon + Ultra

Other

Future Races

Personal Bests (1)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Half Marathon Eugene, OR May 10, 2015 1:43:45

Future Races (0)

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Past Races (3)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Hillsboro, OR Jun 13, 2015 1:59:37
Half Marathon Portland, OR May 23, 2015 2:15:00
Half Marathon Eugene, OR May 10, 2015 1:43:45

My Raves

The company that manages the Hood to Coast relay also host the Helvetia Half, so the event is well organized, as you'd expect. The course is on paved roads, winding … MORE

The company that manages the Hood to Coast relay also host the Helvetia Half, so the event is well organized, as you’d expect. The course is on paved roads, winding through the farm country in Hillsboro, Oregon. Lots of great scenery to distract you when it gets a bit hilly, particularly around miles 5-8. They have plenty of water stations and the course is well-marked, and in areas where you share the road with cars, the local police do a nice job of escorting local traffic at a slow speed.

After the race you can enjoy live music; the band covered a Dwight Yoakam song, so I was happy. You also get a tasty burger (or veggie burger, if you prefer) and they have post-race chocolate milk, which I love. A big plus about the pre- and post-race area are the permanent bathroom facilities that are open to runners (the start and finish area are in a football/baseball stadium complex). Bag check was well-staffed and organized, and there were plenty of vendors and booths for racers and their families to peruse before and after the event.

You get a shirt and a medal as a reward for entering and completing this race, and they are both very nice. Overall, I highly recommend this race.

DIFFICULTY
3
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
5
SWAG
4

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The course is beautiful and tough and the post race grilled cheese sandwich was amazing. Race finishers claimed a nice medal and a unique pint glass, and they had a … MORE

The course is beautiful and tough and the post race grilled cheese sandwich was amazing. Race finishers claimed a nice medal and a unique pint glass, and they had a raffle with a bunch of winners. Terrific event.

DIFFICULTY
4
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
5
SWAG
4

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Eugene track fans are awesome and they line most of the course. The finish at historic Hayward Field is amazing. So glad this event is in my hometown. MORE

Eugene track fans are awesome and they line most of the course. The finish at historic Hayward Field is amazing. So glad this event is in my hometown.

DIFFICULTY
2
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
4
SWAG
5

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