Course + Registration Options
Half Marathon

The Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon is held in the heart of the Willamette Valley, less then an hour drive from downtown Portland. We encourage bringing your friends, family and running partners to spend time and enjoy this scenic area encompassing multiple wine appellations.

The race has a limited-size field designed to offer our participants and their guests the finest destination experience possible. Ancillary events and other activities are planned for our guests before and after the race, and we encourage spending time in the area to take advantage of all the attractions the region has to offer. Yamhill County and its member businesses are excited to extend their finest hospitality to our guests during your stay.

Date: TBD
Start Time: 7:00 AM
Start Line: Stoller Family Estate | 16161 NE McDougall Rd, Dayton, OR 97114
Finish Line: Pine Street in Carlton
Course Time Limit: 3.5 hours

The Course Mile By Mile

Miles 1 – 2: Stoller to Lafayette

It’s hard to imagine a more impressive start line and staging area than Stoller Vineyards and Winery. Your race begins just prior to the entrance gate to Stoller; you’ll turn right onto McDougall Road, followed by another right onto Stoller Road. The scenery here consists of vineyards and ranches with farm animals and you might as well enjoy it, you’ll be bunched fairly tight in the first two miles.

Mile 2 – 3: Lafayette

This is the only town or residential area runners pass through until the finish. As you make your way up Duniway Road you’ll take a left on 12th St. near the top of the hill, where you will find the first aid station at mile 2 with Water and Nuun Hydration Drink. Then you’ll continue straight on 12th Street, eventually turning right onto Monroe Street. At the bottom of the hill, you will then turn left onto 16th Street through the residential section of Lafayette to Bridge Street. Once you’ve taken a right onto Bridge Street it will soon turn into Abbey Road.

Mile 3 – 6: Northeast Abbey Road

Once on Abbey Road the field should thin out and settle into a nice rhythm. Stay in the right lane once onto Abbey Road. This is a very serene, tree-lined section of the course as it winds past two bed & breakfast establishments and then passes the second aid station at NE Brookside Ln at mile 4.

At mile 5 the course passes Our Lady of Guadalupe Trappist Abbey, a monastery for monks. Once past the monastery you’ll encounter a couple rolling hills with your biggest climb coming as you pass Abbey Road Farm at mile 6. Just beyond is the relay transition area, followed by a complete aid station #3 with water and Nuun Hydration Drink.

Mile 6 – 8: Northeast Hendricks Road

From Abbey Road runners will take a left onto Hendricks Road towards Carlton. The next two miles are the straightest and easiest section of the course with an elevation decline of almost 100 feet. You’ll soon pass aid station #4 after mile 7 at Stag Hollow Road, a complete aid station featuring the Lemelson Wine Station in front of Lemelson Winery, for a quick on-course wine tasting.

Mile 8 – 10: Mineral Springs Road

At mile 8 the course now stays left on Northeast Hendricks Road for newly re-routed section of the course. Just after mile 8.6 you’ll turn left onto NE Mineral Springs Road heading south. Aid station #5 will appear on your right in the driveway near the wheat silos and will have both water and Nuun Hydration Drink. You will you bend to the right as you pass the mile 9 marker. This section offers beautiful views of the golden wheat fields and is quiet part of the course. You’ll merge with NE Bayliss Road as you head south past mile 10 as you approach the intersection of Jernstedt Road.

Mile 10 – 12: Party Zone on Jernstedt Road

After Mile 10 you’ll go about two-tenths of a mile and then take a right onto Jernstedt Road. There will be fruit orchard to your right and wheat field to your left. By now you’ll likely hear the music (take out your earphones!) as you encounter a small roller with 15 ft of gain. You’ve now entered the course Party Zone – aka aid station #6 featuring live music and Honey Stinger Organic Energy Chews.

After a brief stop in the party zone, you’ll crest this small hill and enter the gravel section of the course. You’ll then drop down 50 feet into a shaded section of the course before climbing back up the hill to a straight section on Jernstedt.

Just after Mile 11 is the intersection of Old McMinnville Highway. Take a right and you’ll find aid station #7 with water and Nuun Hydration Drink. You’re at mile 11.7 where the course becomes paved road again. Off to left you can see downtown Carlton where the race finishes.

Mile 12 – 13.1: Finish in Carlton

After a jaunt down Old McMinnville Hwy you’ll be ready to make a left where Hendricks Road becomes Main Street as you approach the town of Carlton. Once in town you’ll pass 6th Street down past 1st Street as spectators will gather along the way to cheer you to the finish.

Once you see the overhead stoplight in the center of town you are in the final stretch. Your 13.1-mile journey has come to an end. Now it’s time to replenish yourself in the Wine & Music Festival, featuring live music, craft beer, and multiple wines from over 20+ local wineries! So sit back, grab a glass, and cheers to another great year at the Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon.

VIP Registration

Enjoy entry into the race plus an unparalleled level of wine country ambience, amenities, and special access. Based on a minimum of 10 sign-ups.

– Personalized VIP Race Bib
– Express packet pick-up at Expo with VIP gift
– Transportation to Start Line from Select Pick-Up Locations
– Exclusive Warm-up & Stretching Area with Private Restrooms at Start
– Pre-Race Energizing Breakfast Items & Coffee at Start Line
– Private Bag Check with Pick-up at Finish Line VIP area
– Access to the Post-Race Wine & Music Festival VIP area
– Wine Glass Pick-up at Finish Line VIP area
– Complimentary Recovery Brunch at Finish Line VIP Tent

Team Registration

Registration Teams MUST have a minimum of 6 team members to qualify as a team and receive the $10 entry fee discount. Teams may consist of any combination of male and female runners. Teams can have a maximum of 20 runners per team, if over 20 members, you must register at least two teams of 6 members or more per team. Teams that do not reach the minimum number of runners will be charged an additional $20 (per runner) and moved to the individual category. Credits are not given for runners that sign up as Individuals and then transfer to a Team. Scoring Team members will be scored both as an Individual and in the Team competition. The top 5 times from each team will be combined to get the total team time. All times are age and gender handicapped based on the standard USATF handicap system.

Relay Option

The 2-Person Relay team allows two runners to split the 13.1-mile distance. The first section of the course is 6.1 miles and the second is 7.0 miles. Your 2-person team must be able to complete the 13.1-mile course in 3 hr 30 min. To register a 2-Person Relay Team you must submit a team name and register both participants at the same time. A 2-Person Relay team is registered in a single transaction. The person registering the 2-Person Relay team will need to be prepared with their partner’s full name, address, phone, number, email address, birth date, emergency contact name and number, & shirt size.

Elites must be able to compete for a top 3 overall finish in the Men’s or Women’s open division of the half marathon. Master elites may also submit their resume and apply for Elite B category. Please email your request to the race director with a one page running resume/bio to include PR’s, recent results, notable accomplishments, hometown/college, etc. Please submit as a PDF or Word document.

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