I cam across an interesting idea the other day via Kelly Barton whose posted on her blog, this challenge to Oregonians to run a half marathon every month for a whole year. WOW!!!! I had never thought of this idea, and I have to admit I am intriuged. Kelly went on to post a list of events for each month and I think I am going to go ahead and repost them here as well. So the question is, who wants do any of these with me?????
Sunday, 1/16: Cascade Half Marathon - Turner, Ore.
Sunday, 1/23: Vancouver Lake Half Marathon - Vancouver, Wash. (Note this race is already full for 2011)
Sunday, 2/13: Heartbreak Half Marathon - Portland, Ore.
Saturday, 2/19: Rogue River Half Marathon - Rogue River, Ore.
Sunday, 2/20: ORRC Hagg Lake 25k - Forest Grove, Ore. (Note this race is already full for 2011)
Sunday, 2/27: Max Muscle Half Marathon - Vancouver, Wash.
Saturday, 3/5: ORRC Champoeg Park Runs 30k - Champoeg State Park, Ore.
Saturday, 3/5: Mountain Man Hillbilly Half Marathon - Olympia, Wash.
Sunday, 3/6: Lincoln City Half Marathon - Lincoln City, Ore.
Saturday, 3/26: Wheatfield Half Marathon - The Dalles, Ore.
Saturday, 4/2: Shotgun Trail Blast 25k - Marcola, Ore.
Sunday, 4/3: Race for the Roses - Portland, Ore.Sunday, 4/10: ORRC Vernonia Half Marathon - Vernonia, Ore.
Sunday, 4/10: Corvallis Half Marathon - Corvallis, Ore.
Saturday, 4/16: Trout Lake Half Marathon - Trout Lake, Wash.
Saturday, 4/23: Run for Risa Half Marathon - Forest Grove, Ore.
Sunday, 5/1: Eugene Half Marathon - Eugene, Ore.
Sunday, 5/1: Tacoma City Half Marathon - Tacoma, Wash.
Sunday, 5/8: Hippie Chick Half Marathon - Hillsboro, Ore. (Note: This race is full)
Sunday, 5/8: Cinco de Mayo Half Marathon - Portland, Ore.
Sunday, 5/15: Capital City Half Marathon - Olympia, Wash.
Sunday, 5/29: Happy Girls Half Marathon - Bend, Ore.
Date TBA: Eastern Oregon Half Marathon - Spray, Ore.
Saturday OR Sunday, 6/4 and 6/5: Timberline Half Marathon - Mt. Hood, Ore.
Saturday, 6/4: Sherwood's Run for the Roses - Sherwood, Ore.
Saturday, 6/11: Helvetia Half Marathon - Hillsboro, Ore.
Sunday, 6/12: Dirty Half - Bend, Ore.
Saturday, 6/18: White Salmon Backyard Half Marathon - White Salmon, Wash.
Sunday, 6/19: Vancouver USA Half Marathon - Vancouver, Wash.
Saturday, 6/25: Pac Crest Half Marathon - Sunriver, Ore.
Saturday, 6/25: Seattle Rock n' Roll Half Marathon - Seattle, Wash.
Monday, 7/4: Flat Half Marathon - Sauvie Island, Ore.
Saturday, 7/9: Smith Rock Sunrise Classic Half Marathon - Terrebonne, Ore.
Sunday, 7/10: Fueled by Fine Wine Half Marathon - Dundee, Ore.
Sunday, 7/24: Lacamas Lake Half Marathon - Camas, Wash.
Date TBD: Run in the Country Half Marathon - Coburg, Ore.
Sunday, 8/7: Haulin Aspen Half Marathon - Bend, Ore.
Saturday: 8/13: NOTE THIS RACE IS 13.0 MILES AND WILL NOT COUNT FOR THE HALF FANATICS: Crater Lake http://www.craterlakerimruns.com/Rim Run 13-miler - Crater Lake, Ore.
Date TBD: Circle the Bay 30k - North Bend, Ore.
Saturday, 9/3: Painted Hills Half Marathon - Mitchell, Ore.
Sunday, 9/4: Eugene Women's Half Marathon - Eugene, Ore.
Sunday, 9/4: Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon - Dayton, Ore.
Sunday, 9/25: Winthrop Half Marathon - Winthrop, Wash.
Date TBD: Strawberry Mountain Half-Fast Half Marathon - Prairie City to John Day, Ore.
Date TBD: Newport Half Marathon - Newport, Ore.
Sunday, 10/2: Dirty 2nd Half - Bend, Ore.
Sunday, 10/9: Portland Marathon Half Marathon - Portland, Ore.
Saturday, 10/22: Columbia River Power Half Marathon - Umatilla, Ore.
Sunday, 10/23: Columbia River Gorge Half Marathon - Hood River, Ore.
Date TBD: Spokane Windermere Half Marathon - Spokane, Wash.
Date TBD: Walla Walla Half Marathon - Walla Walla, Wash.
Date TBD: Girlfriends Half Marathon - Vancouver, Wash.
Date TBD: Run Like Hell - events in both Portland and Bend, Ore.
Date TBD: Leavenworth Half Marathon - Leavenworth, Wash.
Saturday, 11/5: Silver Falls Half Marathon - Silver Falls State Park, Ore.
Sunday, 11/27: Seattle Half Marathon - Seattle, Wash.
Date TBD: EWEB Run to Stay Warm Half Marathon - Eugene, Ore.
Date TBD: Holiday Half Marathon - Portland, Ore.