Sunday, January 19, 2020 • Turner, OR • Course Map
Several hundred runners cross the finish line in all three races combined each year at the Cascade Half Marathon, 10K & 2-Mile Fun Run/Walk, which marks its 20th annual running this year 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 35°F and 48°F. Runners also should be prepared also for rain or snow, as area precipitation averages nearly 7 inches in January.
On the day of the race (Jan. 19), the average low is 35°F and the average high is 48°F.
- 2019 Cascade Half Marathon Results
- 2018 Cascade Half Marathon Results
- 2017 Cascade Half Marathon Results
- 2016 Cascade Half Marathon Results
- 2015 Cascade Half Marathon Results
- 2014 Cascade Half Marathon Results
- 2013 Cascade Half Marathon Results
- 2012 Cascade Half Marathon Results
- 2011 Cascade Half Marathon Results
- 8:00 AM – half marathon, early start
- 9:00 AM – half marathon, regular start
- 9:15 AM – 10K, 2-mile
- $45 – $60 for the half marathon
- $35 – $50 for the 10K
- $10 for the 2-mile run
To reserve your spot in the mid-winter 2020 running of Turner’s Cascade Half Marathon, 10K or Fun Run, register online at RunSignUp.com here.
Official Race Website
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