Are you ready to take up the challenge of running across the Oregon coast? Are you planning to run across the entire state? Can you get to Astoria before everyone else? Seems like a far-fetched dream? Well, not anymore. You have spent almost a year cooped in your house. It’s time to take part in the virtual race without leaving your home or neighborhood.
What is this run all about?
Well, this virtual race is organized, keeping your physical and mental well-being in mind. It offers you three course options. You can take the coast route, the high desert route, and the gorge route to participate.
The Course Route
It starts from the Oregon-California border on Highway 101, south of Brookings. You have to run for 353 miles, almost completely along highway 101, to reach Astoria. Runners are asked to end the race on the northern end of the Astoria-Megler bridge in Washington.
The High Desert Route
It begins at the southeast corner of the state in McDermitt, situated on the Oregon-Nevada border. It is the longest racing route among the three. You will have to run 545 miles to reach the destination on the northern end of the Astoria-Megler bridge. You will need to travel through Bend, Mt.Hood, and Portland to finish the race.
The Gorge Route
This route begins in Hood River. Then, it moves towards east along the Columbia River Gorge, primarily along Highway 30. Once you pass through Portland, you will continue to race forward along Highway 30 that mirrors the Columbia River. Finally, you will reach Astoria after running 170 miles.
When will The Oregon Run be held?
High Desert and the Course Route individual races will begin on 23rd May. The participants will have time till 31st August to finish their race. In total, they have 100 days to reach the finishing line.
Individual George Route race begins on 7th June, and the runners will get 85 days to reach their destination.
The 2-person relays will start on 22nd June. They will get 70 days (Up to 31st August) to reach Astoria.
If you want to participate in the 2-person relays, you can create your own team and register on the official website. They are allowing all-women, all-men, and mixed groups. You can even follow their Facebook pages to get additional details.
How will I submit the results?
There are various ways to submit your race result. Here, we will guide you with the easiest method.
You can visit the race result page of the official website.
Then, click on the submit virtual results button.
Afterward, look for yourself using your name or e-mail ID.
Next, click on the log activities or submit virtual results button below your name.
Finally, choose run or walk and the date for your activity. Finish the process by entering the time and distance and clicking on submitting your time button.
The result page will also offer you options for choosing the result set and age group or division. Besides, there are two separate provisions for registering individual and team results.
Once the runners enter their results, the official website will exhibit the updated leaderboard and overall standings. Besides, there is an ongoing plan for conducting a weekly live webcast to evaluate and recap the results or standings throughout the week. It will motivate the participants who are lagging a little behind.
All the participants will get a gender-specific shirt and a printable BIB number. Besides, the finishers will be rewarded with a medal upon completing the race. All these items will be shipped to your doorstep, keeping the ongoing Covid situations in mind.