The Chehalem Challenge
Possibly the toughest half marathon course in Oregon. The Chehalem Challenge is just that, a challenge. The Chehalem Mountains provide a beautiful backdrop for this test of endurance. Because Tough Mothers do "More Than..." every single day, the "More Than" Half Marathon is designed to require strength, perseverance, and discipline.
The "More Than" Half Marathon is 14 miles in length with 6 miles of gravel, a 1068 foot elevation climb in the first 5 miles. Yet, just past mile 5 you've reached the summit (!) and a beautiful "mountaintop experience" awaits you as you run along the top of Chehalem Mountain with a view of the Newberg Valley. Breathe deeply as you run or walk through the fresh air of farmlands and forests, with signs of inspiration along the way. At mile 10 you begin a 2 mile climb with a 488 foot elevation change before you run or walk the final 1.5 miles downhill to the finish. There are water/aid stations throughout the course to replenish the bodies. Challenge yourself or replenish yourself, the course is designed for both. The race is timed for those who are looking for a personal best but with no time limit for those wanting to experience what creation has to offer. We just ask that you are in before the streetlights come on. Results will be posted as runners finish.
The 5k walk/run is open to "all abilities". It is a non-competitive out and back with an uphill 2.5k climb in the first half with a 488 foot elevation gain before you turn and burn to the finish.