Oregon > Smith Rock Sunrise Summer Classic Half Marathon, 10K & 5K
Terrebonne, OR • Saturday, July 6, 2013 • Course Map
More than 400 runners crossed the finish line in all races combined at the summer 2012 running of Terrebonne's Smith Rock Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Sunrise Summer Classic, which takes runners on an out-and-back loop route that starts and finishes inside Oregon's Smith Rock State Park, where visitors are as likely to see golden eagles, falcons, river otters, mule deer and beaver along the miles of hiking trails that wind through the park's deep river canyons.
The starting and finish line for the race lies on Crooked River Drive inside the park, where participants in all three races -- the 13.1-mile half marathon, 10K and 5K are all open to runners as well as walkers -- start the race at 6:15 AM for the half marathon, and 7:00 AM for the 10K and 5K. Once they leave the park and head south along Crooked River Drive, they hit Northeast Wilcox Street and turn right to head west, heading gradually downhill toward the first mile marker.
Run entirely on paved surfaces along what the race organizers describe as the back roads of central Oregon, the race features gorgeous views of the scenery surrounding the town of Terrebonne, from wide-open green farm fields to hills and mountains in the distance.
The county in which the town is located -- known as Deschutes County -- is defined in large part by the lava flows from the Newberry Volcano in nearby Bend, which have carved canyons through the hills and left innumerable caves throughout the hills and forest lands of the area.
Runners make their way around the oval loop course is what is roughly a counter-clockwise direction, heading south along Lambert Road before turning left and heading east on Smith Rock Way, which they follow for just over the next three miles or so of the race. This stretch along Smith Rock Way also features one of the half marathon route's biggest uphill stretches, as the course rises from just over 2,800 feet above sea level at the mile 3 marker to about 2,925 feet above sea level before runners reach the mile 6 marker, and then downhill again through miles 6 and 7.
The route follows Smith Rock Way until it becomes Lone Pine Road, along which runners meet the turnaround point just after passing the mile 8 marker, and then turn around and head west back along Lone Pine to the intersection with Lambert Road, where they turn right and then begin the final stretch of the race that takes them back into Smith Rock State Park for the finish.
Race Weather & Climate
Located in central western Oregon, roughly 23 miles north of Bend along Highway 97 and just under 140 miles southeast of Portland, Terrebonne typically experiences its warmest weather of the year in July, and usually sees very dry weather throughout most of the year.
In July, average monthly temperatures range between 46°F and 83°F, while rainfall amounts average about half an inch for the month. On the day of the race (July 6), the average low is 46°F and the average high is 81°F.
View the race route map for the Smith Rock Sunrise Summer Classic Half Marathon
$45 for the half marathon, if registered by June 30, 2013
$50 on July 1 and after
To reserve your spot in the summer 2013 running of Terrebonne's Smith Rock Sunrise Summer Classic Half Marathon, 10K or 5K race, register online at Active.com.
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