Location: Mary S. Young Park, West Linn, OR
Date: Monday, May 27, 2019
Make your Memorial Day memorable by running the undulating hills of picturesque West Linn. This course has a downhill finish in the canopied forest and recreational fields of Mary Young Park. Hear that? It’s the lazy Willamette River meandering nearby.
Always a popular event, this Memorial Day classic is held at beautiful Mary S. Young Park in West Linn, Oregon. This scenic 10K is an excellent event for runners or walkers.
This event is the Annual ORRC Masters Championship 10K event! All masters entrants—those 40 years-old and up—are automatically entered in the masters championship. Special masters age groups and awards apply for this championship, including:
(1) The Nancy Hinkle Award is given to the top female 41-year-old runner.
(2) Single-year age groups for masters (everyone 40 or older) with ribbons 5 deep per age group. This means masters only compete against other participants of the same age (e.g., 53-year-old men comprise their own age group).
(3) Plaques for top finishers in 8 separate categories:
• 1st Male Overall 10K Run
• 1st Male Masters 10K Run
• 1st Female Overall 10K Run
• 1st Female Masters 10K Run
• 1st Male Overall 10K Walk
• 1st Male Masters 10K Walk
• 1st Female Overall 10K Walk
• 1st Female Masters 10K Walk
Overall, Masters, and the Nancy Hinkle Award designations for this race will not overlap; that is, if the very first person to cross the finish line is a male master, that person would win the 1st Male Overall award, and the next male master to cross would win the 1st Male Master award. Likewise, if the first female master happens to be 41-years-old, she will win the 1st Female Master award, and the next 41-year-old female will win the Nancy Hinkle Award.
Please note that gun times, not chip times, are scored (as per USATF Championship rules). Walkers and runners are scored separately. We don’t hold a traditional awards ceremony: Participants should obtain their results immediately post-race at the results table. There, find out how you’ve placed and if you’ve won! If you’re a winner, pick up your award ribbon (or plaque!) under the awards canopy in the finish area. We aren’t able to mail awards after the event, so be sure to take a moment to check your results before you leave!
This event is the fourth of seven 10K events in the ORRC 10K series. For more information about the series, please click here.
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Pre-registration for the 2018 event has closed. You may still register at the event on Monday, May 28th. ORRC discount does not apply. Your registration includes a tri-blend women’s or unisex navy blue t-shirt.
ORRC Members: $35 after your $10 club discount has been applied when you check out.
Non-ORRC Members: $45
Sponsor a Wilsonville High School “Willie Fit” participant: $5 (or more!)
Pre-registration prices end when online registration closes on Saturday, May 26, 2018, at 11:59 p.m.
Day of Race Registration prices
All participants: $50
- Friday, May 25, 8:00 pm: Registration deadline for early packet pickup.
- Saturday, May 26, 11:30-3:00 pm: Early packet pickup at Oregon City Brewing. Bonus! Free UTLR socks while they last and $1 off beers at Oregon City Brewing during this event!
- Saturday, May 26, 11:59 pm: Deadline for online registration. After this prices go up and you must use in-person day-of-race registration.
- Monday, May 28, 7:30 am: Day of race registration and packet pickup.
- Monday, May 28 through Monday, June 4 – be sure to show your event bib at Oregon City Brewing for a free beer/soda. Offer expires June 4.
Pre-race packet pick up
Packet pickup will be on Saturday, May 26th, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Oregon City Brewing. 1401 Washington Street
Oregon City, OR 97045 — Participants get a pair of UTLR socks while they last PLUS $1 off beers at Oregon City Brewing.
Registration will be available at the pre-race packet pickup event – $50 – no ORRC discount available at the pre-race packet pickup event.
Only those that register prior to 8 pm Friday May 25th can pick up their bibs early at the Oregon City Brewing packet pickup.
1401 Washington Street
Oregon City, OR 97045
Day of race schedule
7:30 a.m. – Day of Race Registration (Credit/Debit card only) and Packet Pick-up
9:00 a.m. – Race start for all participants (walking and running)
10:30 a.m. – Kids Runs start – youngest participants go first
Awards will be handed out as finishers come in; there is no formal awards ceremony. Awards will not be mailed after the race so be sure to stop by the timing tables to see if you earned one.
Volunteers are what make ORRC events happen! If you’re interested in volunteering at the Up the Lazy River event, please check out our list of volunteer openings – click here. A few roles permit event participation, most don’t. After the event, volunteers are emailed a coupon code good for a free ORRC 5K or 10K event.
Food and Drink
Gatorade and water will be offered at the 3.5 and 5.5 mile aid station. Nutritious snacks, Franz bagels and beverages will be offered at the covered pavilion in the rest area to all finishers.
RxBars (https://www.rxbar.com/) will be given to finishers at the event.
After this fine event, take your UTLR bib down to Oregon City Brewing (1401 Washington Street, Oregon City, OR 97045) and get a free beer! This offer starts when the event ends on 5/28 and concludes one week later – June 4th.
The 10K course starts in the beautiful Mary S. Young State Park and runs counter-clockwise along Old River Road paralleling, the majestic Willamette River. Between mile-marker 3 and 4 is a climb up Glenmorrie Drive. Participants will continue along Highway 43 passing Marylhurst University campus. Upon re-entering the park, participants will transition from pavement to gravel to a dirt trail and back then to pavement once again, for a finish near the park pavilion.
The course closes promptly at 11:15 a.m.
Link to map: click here
We will have a Kids Run at the 2018 Up the Lazy River event. This is an untimed run for the little ones. It will start at 10:30 a.m. or when our course monitors/sweeper say it’s safe to go. A lead runner and a sweeper will run with each group of kids. We will have multiple “start lines” at approximately 100 m, 200 m, 300 m, and 400 m (subject to change based on ages of registered participants). This is a non-competitive, fun-time, everyone is awesome event.
Participants should read the Oregon Road Runners Club rules for participating in events.
In addition to the rules linked above, No dogs or strollers are allowed for this event due to narrow trail widths.
The use of personal music devices is strongly discouraged at this race. To enjoy all that our race has to offer and for the safety of all participants, ORRC encourages a headphone-free environment during the running of the event.
SCORING, TIMING, RESULTS, AND AWARDS
The Up the Lazy River 10K is an Annual ORRC Masters Championship 10K event! All masters entrants—those 40 years-old and up—are automatically entered in the masters championship. Special masters age groups and awards apply for this championship, including (1) The Nancy Hinkle award, given to the first 41-year-old female to cross the finish line, (2) single-year age group ribbons per age group, (3) plaques for overall male and female in running and walking, and plaques for overall masters male and female in running and walking.
Special rules apply, in addition: gun times, not chip times, are scored (per USATF championship rules). Walkers and runners are scored separately. Be sure to obtain your own result at the results table immediately post-race and pick up your award(s) at the awards table, as we will not hold a formal ceremony nor do we mail awards to winners later.
Since the race is a Championship, this race will be scored by gun time not chip time. However, timing mats at both the start and finish will be in place and the chip time will be available in the online results. Both the walkers and runners will be chip timed. Results will be available at the finish line on kiosk computers and posted live to http://www.hubertiming.com/results/2018utlr.
The race bib must be worn on your chest or front of shorts and visible at all times.
All runners and walkers are entered into a raffle, with winners’ bib numbers posted at the covered pavilion after the start. In addition, separate raffle prizes for 10K series finishers will also be posted
In addition to the overall male & female winners (in running and walking), there will be an award for the overall Masters male & female (in running and walking). Additionally, the Nancy Hinkle award is given to the first 41 year old female runner to cross the line.
Results and Photos
What Makes the Up the Lazy River event Great?
1. All participants will receive an Up the Lazy River t-shirt.
2. The 2018 UTLR is the goal race for Wilsonville High School’s “Willie Fit” program. You can sponsor a Willie Fit student’s registration for just $5! If there are more donations than there are Willie Fit students, the extra donations will be donated for Willie Fit program costs.
3. We will have a “Thank You” station where you can decorate a bib to honor those who have served in the U.S. Military. These bibs will go on your back during the race. We’ll also have a huge “Thank You” card you can sign; it will be taken to the VA Hospital and given to veterans.
4. On-course “burma shave” style signs to motivate you!
5. Before the race start, the national anthem will be sung. All participants are asked to remove their hats and remain quiet during this presentation.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: What is this “Willie Fit” sponsorship?
A: It’s awesome! Willie Fit is a running program at Wilsonville High School specifically designed for students who otherwise aren’t involved in sports or other extra-curricular activities. Through a months-long program, they learn about running, pacing themselves, smart training, smart eating, and goal-setting. They have selected Up the Lazy River as their goal race, so we are asking our participants to sponsor a Willie Fit runner for $5. If there are more sponsors than there are runners, the additional funds will go towards Willie Fit program expenses.
Q: Are the streets closed for this event?
A: No. It’s Memorial Day so traffic will be lighter but will still be free to move. Please exercise caution on the course. Course volunteers will help but ultimately, you’re responsible for your own safety.
Q: What sorts of terrain will we run on?
A: The event starts on pavement (there is some debris along stretches of Hwy 43 due to construction), pavement for long stretches to the dreaded Glennmorrie hill between mile 3 & mile 4. Then a mix of sidewalk & road back to the park. Upon entering the park there is a short stretch of gravel (with a grass shoulder), to barkdust and finishing on paved trail.
Q: Should we carpool?
A: Yes. The park is not closed to the public and it has a pretty busy dog park as well as a heavily-used trail system. There are two parking lots in Mary S Young. And one overflow lot just outside of the park (see the parking map below). Allow yourself plenty of time to find parking. Follow the link to see a map of the park –> Mary S Young State Park map
Q: How many water stations are there?
A: Two on the course (~mile 3.5 and ~mile 5.5) and water back at the Start/Finish.
CANCELLATIONS, REFUNDS & TRANSFERS
All entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. This policy applies to all entrants and is in effect whether you are injured, have an unexpected family/business emergency, have a medical emergency, etc. You may not sell, transfer or give your bib to another person.
Overflow parking is at the West Linn Lutheran Church, located at 20390 SW Willamette Drive. There will be a volunteer there to point you to a connector path that will put you right by the start/finish line. This path is quicker than walking on the park access road. Safer, too!
Join ORRC Today!
Oregon Road Runners Club hosts 15 annual events each year to promote running and walking as a healthy exercise. Our events are open to all runners and walkers, however club members get a $10 discount on each race. Learn more about the wide range of benefits of joining the Oregon Road Runners Club.
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Mary S. Young Park, West Linn, OR