The Sourwood Running Company Team

Jim Brendle

Jim Brendle

Race Director

Jim is the owner of Sourwood Running which organizes the Wild Rogue Relay and the Rogue Marathon. He also created the Smoky Mountain Relay in Western North Carolina.

Jim moved to the Rogue Valley in 1988. He’s married to Julie and has 3 children (Tyler Brendle, Sydney Smedley and Megan Blankswade) and 11 grandchildren. He plans to pass on his love of
running to his grandchildren.

Julie Brendle

Julie Brendle

Volunteer Coordinator

As Jim’s wife, Julie’s work on the race never ends!

She’s the one who answers your registration questions and plans packet pickup.

Julie also works with James to get all those wonderful volunteers and workers along the course. She spends countless hours each year making the race a success.

You’ll find her at the merchandise booth at the finish line with great Rogue Marathon swag to purchase.

Julie loves to sew, cook, laugh, and spend time with family and friends.


2812 Old Stage Rd
Central Point, OR 97502

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