Oregon Road Runners Club 2020 Half Marathon Race Series
A Five Half-Marathon Series
** the 2021 ORRC Half Marathon series program has been cancelled. Municipalities are currently not issuing required permits, necessary to host our race events, due to prevailing COVID-19 health safety restrictions.**
Registration for the 2020 ORRC Half-Marathon series is open until January 15, 2020 – click here.
The full registration fee for ORRC’s Half-Marathon Series is $210 for members and $250 for non-members. You can join ORRC as a part of the registration process.
Oregon Road Runners Club members receive the discounted series rate and a free 1/4 Zip Pullover Shirt. Non-ORRC members may purchase the shirt for $20.
2020 ORRC Half-Marathon Series Dates
January 4 – Y2K Half-Marathon
March 7 – Champoeg Half-Marathon
April 5 – Vernonia Half-Marathon
August 8 – Garlic Festival Half-Marathon
October 10 – Blue Lake Half-Marathon
ORRC member 2020 year-end awards are presented at the January 2021 Annual Awards Banquet. Participants earn points three ways: 1) participating in each event; 2) placing in the top three overall in male and female categories; and 3) placing in your age groups. Participating in all ORRC Half-Marathon Series events is not required to be eligible for year-end awards.
For more information, please contact the ORRC Half-Marathon Coordinator at Halfmarathonseries@oregonroadrunnersclub.org
Rules of engagement are found below.
Oregon Road Runners Club
2020 ORRC Half-Marathon Series Program
Rules of Engagement
What is the ORRC Half-Marathon Series?
- The ORRC Half-Marathon Series consists of five ORRC half-marathons (listed below) starting with the Y2K Half-Marathon in January and ending with Blue Lake Half Marathon in October.
What are benefits to sign up for the series?
- Local half marathons cost up to $250 per event. ORRC Half-Marathon Series is priced at roughly $40 per race for the five race series for ORRC members and under $50 for non members.
- A free 1/4 Zip Pullover Shirt is awarded to each ORRC member participating in the 2020 ORRC Half-Marathon Series. Additional jackets can be purchased for $20 (non-member price).
- Separate ORRC Half-Marathon Series raffle prizes at each race. Your chance to win even more.
- ORRC member awards given at January Annual Banquet.
Are non ORRC members eligible to participate in the series?
- Yes. Both ORRC members and non-members are allowed to participate in the 2020 Half-Marathon Series. ORRC membership is required for year-end awards.
What is the registration fee and what does it include?
- The price for the 2020 ORRC Half-Marathon Series will be $210 for ORRC members, $250 for non-members.
- The ORRC Half-Marathon Series price includes a free 1/4 Zip Pullover Shirt for registered ORRC members. The jacket may be purchased by non-members for $20.
There a definite cost advantage becoming an ORRC member first and then registering for the ORRC Half-Marathon Series. Right?
- Absolutely. For the $45 annual ORRC membership fee, you automatically save $40 when registering for the ORRC Half-Marathon Series and receive a free pullover shirt. That’s just where the savings begin. Also as an ORRC member, the registration fee for each of the other 11 annual ORRC race events is $10 less for ORRC members, you receive a subscription to the national award winning Oregon Distance Runner quarterly magazine, you are eligible to register for the ORRC seven-race 10K series, open only to ORRC members, at a substantial discount, attend free annual membership banquets and award ceremonies, and more.
How do I become an ORRC member?
- Becoming an ORRC member is made simple. Just click here to join, and your savings begin. Then register for the ORRC Half-Marathon series here, and plan for a year’s worth of exciting half marathon experiences.
How do we sign up for each race?
- After signing up for the series, participants must pre-register online by clicking a link embedded in a RunSignUp registration email sent before each individual half-marathon. Day-of-race registration is not permitted.
- Registering for each half-marathon in the series allows the race directors to purchase only those supplies necessary, thus passing on the savings onto you.
What are the annual awards?
- ORRC members will accumulate points both for completing events, placing overall (open and masters) and for placing in your age group.
- Year-end awards will be given at the Annual Awards Banquet to those who have accumulated the most points in the race, age and overall point categories. Participants do have to complete at least two half-marathons in the Series to be eligible for year end awards. The more races they participate in, the more points they will earn.
How does the awards point system work?
Points are awarded for each of the Half Marathon series races you participate in. Each participating race event equals one point. Important for banquet year-end Half Marathon series requirements and separate overall age awards.
Age category points
Points are awarded for those placing in the top six of their age group (as of January 1):
- 6 points for placing 1st in his or her age group
- 5 points for placing 2nd in her or his age group
- 4 point for placing 3rd in his or her age group
- 3 points for placing 4th in her or his age group
- 2 points for placing 5th in his or her age group
- 1 point for placing 6th in her or his age group
What are the year end award categories? Annual awards will be presented the following January at Annual Awards Banquet to the three top male and female Half Marathon Series runners who accumulated the most points.
- Half-marathon Male and Female Runner Open: 1st, 2nd and 3rd
- Half-marathon Male and Female Runner Masters: 1st, 2nd and 3rd