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Ohio > Preble County Half Marathon
Eaton, OH



Saturday, October 31, 2009

Event Details

Just over 100 runners turned out to cross the finish line at 2008's first-ever running of the Preble County Half Marathon, which was run the same year this western Ohio town celebrated the bicentennial anniversary of its founding. Like last year's running, this year's half marathon will follow a course that takes runners on an out-and-back route to Lake Lakengren and back, along tree-lined country roads.

From the starting line at Eaton's Church of the Brethren just off Camden Road, runners follow the out-and-back course along roughly a north-south direction, taking Camden south all the way to the intersection with Mann Road, where they turn west and begin the stretch that heads over to the southern end of Lake Lakengren. This stretch of the race, at roughly its midpoint, includes a run across the dam that looks over onto the lake, and then runners make the turn on Lakengren Drive and head back along the course they've just run all the way back to the finish line at the church.

Runners can expect a mix of flat stretches and rolling hills along the race route, especially in the first few (and last few) miles along Camden and Mann Roads, particularly around the mile 5 and mile 7 markers. The size of the field at the Preble County Half will be limited to the first 1,000 runners who sign up, and the first 100 runners who register will receive event-provided neck coolers for the race.

Race Weather & Climate

Located in central western Ohio, just over 60 miles north of Cincinnati, the town of Eaton typically experiences mild to cool and sometimes cold weather conditions in the mid-fall season, with its driest weather of the year on average in the early fall and early winter. In October, the town's average monthly temperatures range between 65°F and 39°F, while precipitation amounts average about 2.74 inches for the month.


$35 if registered by September 11, 2009
$45 between Sept. 12 - October 10
$50 after Oct. 10


To sign up for the 2009 running of Ohio's Preble County Half Marathon, register online at the event website or print out and mail in this downloadable form.



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