Cottage Grove Half Marathon

Saturday, September 14, 2019 • 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 4th annual running in 2019 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 mild (and sometimes warm) weather in September, especially in the mornings. Record temperatures range as low as 25° (1970) and as high as 104° (1988).

On race day (Sep. 14), the average low is 44ºF and the average high is 77ºF.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Cottage Grove Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

  • 9:00 AM


  • $60 – $90 for the half marathon
  • $35 – $50 for the 10K


To reserve your spot in the 2019 running of the Cottage Grove Half Marathon, register online at here.

Official Race Website

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