Saturday, August 15, 2020 – Sunday, September 13, 2020 • Cottage Grove, OR • Course Map
The Row River Trail, a 15.6-mile trail in western Oregon, is the highlight of the Cottage Grove Half Marathon, which will observe its 5th annual running in 2020 to benefit the United Way of Lane County.
The point-to-point course begins on Row River Road at Dorena Elementary School. From there, runners head west on Row River Road, taking a right to continue on that path for about a mile. Right after mile 1, the course continues onto the Row River Trail for the majority of the race.
While running the half marathon along the abandoned rail line that became the Row River Trail, runners will get the chance to observe nature and history, passing such natural landmarks as Dorena Lake before crossing the finish line in downtown Cottage Grove.
The course is fast with few uphill segments, race organizers note; in fact, most of the elevation on the course is downhill. The half marathon will be open for four hours, making the course accessible to walkers as well as runners.
A shuttle to take runners to the start line is available, with parking available near the finish line.
Race Weather & Climate
Located approximately 130 miles south of Portland and 20 miles south of Eugene, Cottage Grove experiences cool to warm (and sometimes hot) weather in August, with cool weather especially noted in the mornings. Temperatures typically range from the low 50s to the low 80s.
On race day (Aug. 8), the average low is 52ºF and the average high is 84ºF.
- 2019 Cottage Grove Half Marathon Results
- 2018 Cottage Grove Half Marathon Results
- 2017 Cottage Grove Half Marathon Results
- 2016 Cottage Grove Half Marathon Results
- $50 for the half marathon
- $40 for the 10K
To reserve your spot in the 2020 virtual running of the Cottage Grove Half Marathon, register online at RunSignUp.com here.
Official Race Website
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