Location: Mary S. Young Park, West Linn, OR
Date: Monday, May 28, 2018
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 accurate and scenic 10K is an excellent event for runners or walkers. The event serves as the ORRC Masters Championships. Please note that walkers have a separate start time 30 minutes earlier than runners.
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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Registration for the 2018 event is open now – click here. ORRC members get $10 off.
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 11:59p.
Day of Race Registration prices
All participants: $50
Pre-race packet pick up
(Will be determined closer to race day)
If you register after 10PM on Wednesday 5/23, you will need to pickup your bib at the event on race morning starting at 7:30AM.
Day of race schedule
7:30 a.m. – Day of Race Registration (Credit/Debit card only) and Packet Pick-up
8:30 a.m. – Race start for all participants
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 and beverages will be offered at the covered pavilion in the rest area to all finishers.
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
(2018 course subject to change after permit completion, etc.)
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
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. The timing chip will be attached to the race bib and is disposable and does not need to be returned after the race. Results will be available at the finish line on kiosk computers and posted live to http://www.hubertiming.com.
The race bib must be worn on your chest or front of shorts and visible at all times.
Note the kiosks will display if you won an age group ribbon, so be sure to check before leaving the race. Awards will not be mailed.
Award plaques plus gift certificates will be presented to the overall, master and walker male and female winners. Award ribbons will be presented to age group winners three deep.
All finishers will receive an ORRC t-shirt.
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 finishers will get custom UTLR swag – TBD for 2018. They will be handed out at the finish line.
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. Speedster hats are back, thanks to sponsor Portland Running Company. Men running faster than 42:00 and women running faster than 48:00 will earn one.
5. On-course “burma shave” style signs to motivate you!
6. 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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