Race Details

  • Date: Saturday, October 17, 2020
  • Bib pickup: Friday, October 16, 2020 at Common Block Brewing, Medford, 4 pm to 8 pm
  • Start times: Marathon starts at 7:10 am at Emigrant Lake, Half marathon begins at 8:10 am in Talent, 10k begins at 8:10 am in Medford at Bear Creek Park, and the Kids 1 Mile begins at 10:30 am. Bus transportation to the start of the marathon and the half marathon begins at 5:30 am (full) and 6:30 am (half). The last bus for the marathon leaves at 6:15 am; the last bus for the half leaves at 7:15 am.  If you choose to drive to the start of either race, there will be NO transportation back to your car. There is no parking at the half marathon start.
  • Course: View the Course Map
  • Aid Stations: View the Aid Station Guide
  • Parking: View the Parking Map
    • Parking Garage on the corner of Riverside Ave. and East 6th Ave (free)
    • Parking lot next to Inn at the Commons off Riverside (free)
    • Hawthorne Park (free)
    • Street Parking on Bartlett, Riverside Ave., Central Ave., (2 hours free)

Bib Pickup

Bib pickup will be from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm on Friday, October 16, 2020 at Common Block Brewing, 315 E 5th St, Medford, Oregon. You may pick up bibs for your family or friends if you can provide their bib number. Enjoy a pre-race meal or beer at Common Block Brewing after you pick up your race materials.

Race Morning

Arrival Time

Bus transportation to the start of the marathon will begin at 5:30 am. Transportation to the start of the half marathon will begin at 6:30 am. The last bus for the marathon leaves at 6:15 am; the last bus for the half leaves at 7:15 am.

Parking

Parking is available at:

  • Parking Garage on the corner of Riverside Ave. and West 6th St. (free)
  • Parking lot next to Inn at the Commons off Riverside (free)
  • Hawthorne Park (free)
  • Street Parking on Bartlett, Riverside Ave., Central Ave., (2 hours free)

View the Parking Map

Any vehicles parking at Emigrant Lake will have to pay $7.00. There will be no ride provided back to the start to pick up your car if you park at the lake. There is no parking available near the start of the half marathon. We encourage everyone to ride the bus.

Weather

Although conditions may vary greatly from year to year, historical temperature averages for race day are a low of 45 and a high of 65 degrees. Historical chance of precipitation on race day is roughly 20%.

Start Line

Marathon
The marathon will begin at 7:10 a.m at Emigrant Lake.  Porta-potties will be available at the start. We will also have a bag drop for you if you wish to bring warm gear to the start. Drop bags will be available at packet pickup. We’ll have a sign for drop bags at each start line. Bib tags with bib numbers will be attached to drop bags for pickup at the finish. Bags must be dropped 30 min prior to start time. Runners should not leave valuable items in drop bags. To prevent theft, runners will not be allowed in the drop bag pickup area.

Half Marathon
The half marathon will begin at 8:10 am on Clearview Ave in Talent (no parking is available). Porta-potties will be available at the start. We will also have a bag drop for you if you wish to bring warm gear to the start. 

10k
The 10k will begin at 8:10 am at Bear Creek Park.

Kids 1 Mile
The kids race will begin at 10:30 am at the finish line in Pear Blossom Park.

For Spectators

Cheering Areas

Want to cheer on friends or family? Here are some of our recommended cheer spots:
All Races
For Marathon only:

Finish Line

The finish line will be located at Pear Blossom Park in downtown Medford. Family, friends and the local community are invited to cheer in runners as they cross the finish line, starting at approximately 8:45 am.

Course Information

Description

FULL: The start of the marathon begins at Emigrant Lake in Ashland, Oregon, continues on the Bear Creek Greenway, and ends at Pear Blossom Park in downtown Medford.  Shuttle buses will take you to the start from the Jackson County Fairgrounds.

HALF: The start of the half marathon begins in Talent, Oregon, continues on the Bear Creek Greenway, and ends Pear Blossom Park in downtown Medford. Shuttle buses will take you to the start from downtown Medford.

For more on the course map, please check out our detailed information page.

Aid Stations

COVID IMPACT ON AID: We will be providing more information on how our response to the Covid-19 virus will impact our aid station experience soon.

View the Aid Station Guide

FULL: You will find aid stations at the start, finish, and miles 1.5, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, and 25. Portapotties will be at the start of each event, finish, and at each aid station.  All aid stations will have Water and an electrolyte drink, Vaseline, Band Aids, feminine hygiene products, and toilet paper. In the second half of the course, all aid stations will have fruit. Energy gel will be available at miles 9 and 19.

HALF: You will find aid stations at the start, finish, and miles 2, 4, 6 (gels), 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13. Portapotties will be at the start of each event, finish, and at each aid station.  All aid stations will have Water and an electrolyte drink, Vaseline, Band Aids, feminine hygiene products, and toilet paper. In the second half of the course, all aid stations will have fruit.

10k: You will find aid stations at mile 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and at the finish. All aid stations will have Water and an electrolyte drink, Vaseline, Band Aids, feminine hygiene products, and toilet paper. All aid stations will have fruit.

MEDICAL: Medics from our title sponsor Providence Health and Services will be set up on the course and roaming, looking for opportunities to help.

Results and Awards

Pacers

Pacing will be provided by Southern Oregon Running Enthusiasts (S.O.R.E.). The full marathon will include pacers at the following paces:

3:15
3:30
3:45
4:00
4:15
4:30

Results

2020 results will be posted here. View past results.

Time Limit

You are welcome to complete the race at your own pace, but aid stations and police support will be withdrawn after 1:10 p.m. Official timing ends 6 hours after the race begins.

Finish Line Festivities

Information coming soon.

Awards

All finishers receive an awesome medal and T-shirt at the finish line.

Award Ceremony

Awards will begin at approximately 11:30 am for the 10k and 11:45 am for the full and half marathons.

Prize Purse

We are pleased to be able to offer the following prize purse to our runners, with a bonus incentive to the female winners. Curious about recent winning times? Check out our course records.

FULL MARATHON

The top 3 male and female finishers overall will receive the following cash prizes:

1st Place – $1000 male $1100 female
2nd Place – $500 male $550 female
3rd Place – $250 male $275 female

HALF MARATHON

The top 3 male and female finishers overall will receive the following cash prizes:

1st Place – $750 male $825 female
2nd Place – $400 male $440 female
3rd Place – $150 male $165 female

10K

The top 3 male and female finishers overall will receive the following cash prizes:

1st Place – $200 male $220 female
2nd Place – $100 male $110 female
3rd Place – $50 male $55 female

It is not too late to join us!