Overall Rating
Overall Rating (2 Reviews)
3.5
(2 Ratings)  (2 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
2
SCENERY
3.5
PRODUCTION
3
SWAG
4
Enjoy Southern Oregon’s downhill, fast and friendly fall marathon. This scenic, point to point course follows the Bear Creek Greenway from Ashland to Medford. With a prize purse of $8000, a fantastic finisher’s party, custom shirts and finisher’s medals and a family friendly atmosphere, the Rogue Marathon is sure to … MORE
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Recent reviews

    peterbergmann FIRST-TIMER '22

    This is a fast point-to-point course in Southern Oregon. If you're looking for a good course to chase a PR or BQ in the Pacific Northwest, this could be a … MORE

    This is a fast point-to-point course in Southern Oregon. If you’re looking for a good course to chase a PR or BQ in the Pacific Northwest, this could be a good option. It’s net downhill on a moderately wide bike path from Ashland to Medford. The only caveat for the course’s speed and difficulty is a slight uphill finish for the last 3 miles but it is still a very quick course, all things considered. Certain aspects of the race were well-organized – the shuttle to the start line was smooth and efficient, the bib pick up and finish line festival was lively and fun, and the course was well marked with mile markers (except for a misplaced Mile 10 marker on the half marathon course). The path can get a bit crowded at times since there are points where people are going both directions but since the race isn’t huge, this generally isn’t a big deal. The conditions were also ideal (crisp and cool, no wind) and the course was pretty scenic. However, there were two significant logistical issues. First, there were only 3 portapotties at the half-marathon start for 150+ runners. Second, there were supposed to be aid stations every 2-3 miles, especially since the half and full marathon shared a course. Unfortunately, the first aid station was not set up when the half marathon reached it and after that first aid station, there was not a single other aid station for the rest of the race (and just one first aid station around mile 8 or 9), which is something I’ve never experienced before. This race was fast and good in many aspects (I love the large prize purse and the fast fields it attracted) but I would not do the race again solely because the lack of aid stations is unfortunately a deal-breaker, especially if you are doing the marathon.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    2
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    3

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    Imcelene FIRST-TIMER '21

    This was a nice small marathon, although the course profile shows a net loss, it didn’t feel that way, but in all fairness I was undertrained and probably just me. … MORE

    This was a nice small marathon, although the course profile shows a net loss, it didn’t feel that way, but in all fairness I was undertrained and probably just me.
    I feel like the race director really cares about his event and it shows!
    Best volunteers ever!

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    4

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