Location: Banks High School, Banks, OR
Date: Sunday, April 16, 2023
Time: Start times: Marathon 8:00 am; Half Marathon 9:00 am
THIS EVENT IS CUPLESS
Imagine running a beautiful, tree-lined course along the 21-mile Banks-Vernonia State Trail. Both events feature a gentle 7-mile, 400-foot downhill into Banks. This Boston Marathon qualifier is run on a point-to-point course, with 23 miles closed to vehicular traffic. The marathon starts in Vernonia and the half marathon in Stub Stewart State Park.
The 2023 Vernonia Marathon and Half Marathon is April 16th, 2023. Hope to see you there!
• Marathoners (runners and walkers) start at 8 a.m.
• Half marathoners (runners and walkers) start at 9 a.m.
• The course closes at 3 p.m.
The courses are point to point. Buses available to transport runners/walkers to the start line, as explained in the registration section.
Marathon – The marathon starts at Cedar Ridge Retreat Center in Vernonia, goes around Vernonia lake, and proceeds onto the entire Banks-Vernonia State Trail, and finishes at Banks High School on the track.
Half Marathon – The half marathon starts inside Stub Stewart State Park at Hilltop and joins the Banks-Vernonia State Trail at Mile 2, and finishes at Banks High School on the track.
Download the Banks Vernonia trail map (PDF) and view the course map – This course is USATF certified, and is a Boston qualifier.
There will be water, Gatorade, Gu, and sweet and salty snacks at each of the nine aid stations. Additional event information is included on the registration platform
Additional Vernonia event information is included on the registration platform.
For more information on ORRC volunteer opportunities, click here.
Banks High School, Banks, OR