Oregon > Cascade Half Marathon, 10K & 2-Mile Fun Run/Walk
Turner, OR • Sunday, January 20, 2013 • Course Map
Just over 680 runners crossed the finish line in all three races combined at the 2012 running of the
Cascade Half Marathon, 10K & 2-Mile Fun Run/Walk, which marks its 14th annual running in January
2013 along the flat country roads in this Willamette Valley community
that lies just a
few miles to the southeast of Salem.
An out-and-back race run entirely
on paved rural roads through the farmland areas between Turner and
Aumsville, the event is open to runners and walkers, and also includes
a 10K and a two-mile fun run.
From the starting line at Cascade Junior High School on Marion Drive,
the race follows a somewhat zig-zag route, taking runners briefly down
Marion and then turning onto 70th Avenue, running northward until the
course hits Little Road, where runners turn right and head east as the
road turns left, then right, and then right again. As runners head
along Little as it turns into Porter Street, the course continues with
quick turns until it reaches Bishop Road, where the field turns north
and takes Bishop all the way to the half-way point of the 13.1-mile
course, and turn around and head back in reverse along the exact course
they've just run.
Though it's run along a course that's mostly fast and flat, past
runners have noted that it can still be a difficult race to run, given
the often very cold weather and occasional foggy and rainy conditions
that pop up in some years. The scheduled starting time for the half marathon is 9:00
AM, but organizers permit runners who think they'll run with slower
finishing times (more than 2 1/2 hours) to start their race at 8:00 AM.
Race Weather & Climate
Located just a short drive from downtown Salem, Oregon, in the state's northwestern corner, the town of Turner typically sees cold weather conditions in the winter, as January monthly temperatures average between 47°F and 33°F. Runners also should be prepared also for rain or snow, as area precipitation averages nearly 6 inches in January.
On the day of the race (Jan. 20), the average high is 47°F and the average low is 34°F.
View the race route map for the Cascade Half Marathon
$45 for the half marathon, if registered by December 25, 2012
$60 after Dec. 25
To reserve your spot in the mid-winter 2013 running of Turner's Cascade Half Marathon, 10K or Fun Run, register online at GetMeRegistered.com.
Official Race Website
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