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Oregon Women's Half Marathon Set for October

22 Aug, 2017


Pink Buffalo Racing produces a portfolio of eight events annually, including inaugural Oregon Women’s Half Marathon & 5K set for Sunday, October 8. The event was announced in May as the newest Pink Buffalo event in their half marathon series and showcases West Eugene scenic views of protected wetland areas. With a very flat and fast course, participants can prepare for an outstanding opportunity to get a new personal record at the event. In addition to Love Liberates Half Marathon and 5K in June of 2017, centered on promoting inclusion and equality, Oregon Women’s Half Marathon and 5K was created to celebrate and empower women. 

Noble Estate Winery’s Urban Tasting Room will host the start and finish line, and neighbors in the Westside Warehouse District J. Scott Cellars and Viking Braggot are partners in the event. Each participant 21 and over will receive a ticket valid for a refreshing mimosa or beer after finishing the race. “Noble Estate is thrilled to be the start and finish for Pink Buffalo Racing’s inaugural Women’s Half Marathon.  We’ll be ready to celebrate thirsty racers with Muscat mimosas and nearly a dozen award winning wines at the finish line,” Amy Shadell, manager of Noble Estate says. Pink Buffalo Racing has partnered with Noble Estate Winery at their vineyard for the start line of Grapes of Half Marathon since 2013.

As with all Pink Buffalo Racing half marathons, this event accommodates up to a four hour time limit to cross the finish line. The half marathon offers 5 aid stations offering water, Gatorade and energy gels. The 5K course is open for two hours, and will have two aid stations available for participants. Custom finisher medallions will be given to all half marathon finishers, and the top three in each age group for the both distances will receive medallions on race day. Chip timing is provided by Eclectic Edge Racing.

Registration fees are currently $50 for the half marathon, and $25 for the 5K. Prices will increase on August 15th to $60 for the half marathon through October 7th. Race day registration is available for $70 for the half marathon, and $30 for the 5K. Long sleeve event shirts are available for preorder until August 15th for $22. Youth 17 and under and adults 60 and over receive $5 off. Full event information and is available at http://www.pinkbuffaloracing.com/.

Pink Buffalo Racing is a race management company that has produced running and walking events since 2012. While based in Eugene, Oregon, Pink Buffalo Racing produces events in Florence, Smith Rock State Park and on the McKenzie River Trail, in addition to events local to the Eugene area. For more information or to schedule an interview, please call race director Piper Ruiz at 541-731-3507.

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