- Coming Up Soon
- Oregon Spring Half Marathon
- County Fair 5K Series
- Oregon Marathon & Half Marathon
Oregon Spring Half - May 3, 2014.
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The Oregon Spring Half starts and ends at St. Josef's Winery in the Willamette Valley just off I-5 in Aurora. What a great way to start a running season. Train through the winter, and go prove it on the course! Qdoba is bringing the food in a buffet-style serving. See the menu and nutrition value at this link - HERE. Qdoba - providing your Oregon Spring Half after-the-run nutrition! Qdoba does catering - Right! See Ruth Schlachter - The Oregon Half Marathon record holder - at this event as she defends her title.
Average age of participants: 37 years old.
Registrations from these cities: Albany, Anchorage - AK, Aurora, Beaverton, Boise - ID, Brush Prairie, Camas, Canby, Carlton, Clackamas, Coos Bay, Cornelius, Cottage Grove, Dallas, Dundee, Eugene, Fortworth-TX, Grain Valley - MO, Gresham, Happy Valley, Henderson - NV, Hermiston, Highland - CA, Hillsboro, Hubbard, Kelso - WA, Lacey - WA, Lake Oswego, Mililani -HI, Libby - Montana, Lincoln City, Longview - WA, Manzanita, McCleary - WA, Mesa - AZ, Milwauikie, Molalla, Mt. Angel, Newberg, North Bend, Olympia - WA, Oregon City, Portland, Rainier, Salem, Salt Lake City - UT, San Antonio - TX, Sherwood, Seaside, Seattle, St. Helens, Tigard, Tillamook, Troutdale, Tualatin, Tumwater - WA, Vancouver - WA, West Linn, Wilsonville, Woodburn. CLICK HERE for more information.
Oregon Spring Half - May 3, 2014.
CLICK HERE for more information.
The party starts and ends at St. Josef's Winery in the Willamette Valley just off I-5 in Aurora. What a great way to start a running season. Train through the winter, and go prove it on the course!
Registrations from these cities: Anchorage - Alaska, Aurora, Beaverton, Canby, Carlton, Clackamas, Coos Bay, Cornelius, Cottage Grove, Dallas, Eugene, Grain Valley - Missouri, Gresham, Happy Valley, Hillsboro, Kelso - WA, Lacey - WA, Lake Oswego, Libby - Montana, Lincoln City, McCleary - WA, Molalla, Newberg, North Bend, Olympia - WA, Oregon City, Portland, Rainier, Salem, Salt Lake City - UT, Sherwood, Seaside, Seattle, Tigard, Tillamook, Tualatin, Tumwater - WA, Vancouver - WA, West Linn, Wilsonville, Woodburn
County Fair 5k Series.
When you compete in one county fair, your results will appear on two results websites - one site with the county fair results, and one site that combines results from all the county fairs on one page. That is why these county fairs will be so much fun!
Medals for all finishers with unique pins attached for each county fair. Yes, you may run in multiple county fairs!
Click on a racing bib to go to County Fair 5k Series website
The 2014 Thanksgiving Morning Oregon Turkeython has a new course. We have had fun during the last three years having the Oregon Turkeython at Cook Park, Beaverton Town Square, and Washington Square. The 2014 Course starts and finishes at Bridgeport Village Tigard/Tualatin. Start at the Regal Cinemas!
Hi, I am Tara Arnold - Mrs. Oregon for 2013. I will again introduce health & wellness concepts, give medals, hand out awards, and make this event part of your family tradition. I will bring healthy eating suggestions and wise exercise suggestions to you throughout the year.
Tara's investment in healthier Oregon children has garnered her national attention as the Daisy Award winner, and as the recipient of the March of Dimes 2013 Distinguished Nurse of the Year Award as well as the March of Dimes 2013 Community Health Nurse of the Year Award.
The Second Annual Freedomthon will be on July 4, 2014 in Beaverton, Oregon. The second most popular day of the year to get out and run! The event is a 5k Run/Fitness Walk. Starting at 8:30 am, the Community Breakfast and Fun Fest is sure to please. All the necessary streets are completely closed by Police Department order! The course is flat and fast. Each runner gets a Freedomthon medal, flag to carry on the last quarter mile on the course, and all the 4th of July pancake breakfast he or she can eat!
The Championship Reserve Vineyards & Golf Club hosts the event on October 25, 2014. The popular 5k, 10k, 15k Runs & Walks are in the morning. The Run For Your Bones started at 9 AM; the Casper Dash at 11:15 AM. Acceleration Sports Medicine is the day's sponsor. How many times have you run on a golf course?
Uberthons announces the 2014 Oregon Marathon at the Oktoberfest at Mt. Angel, Oregon on September 13. The second-year event follows a very successful inaugural year when the Oregon Marathon was held on the Banks-Vernonia Trail in Washington County. Oregon now has an Oregon Marathon that visits different communities, thus showcasing all that is beautiful in Oregon. The Oktoberfest and the City of Mt. Angel will host the event in 2015, also to celebrate the 40th year of the festival. Last year, runners from many states traveled to Oregon to see the event won by Dave Ross of Beaverton and Kathryn Thiess of Brooklyn, New York. The Oregon Half Marathon is also part of the event. Besides the Oregon Marathon & Half, the Oktoberfest features a car show, Oktoberfest Road Race, a Golf Tournament, and a WienerDog Race. The Oktoberfest is the oldest and largest Oktoberfest in the Northwest. Marathon and Half Marathon finishers receive the largest medal on the West Coast, a 'badge of honor' running shirt, and a ticket for food, drink, parking, and an entry pass to the festival. The Oregon Marathon has a goal to be one of the best marathons in Oregon - and to use only Oregon vendors, such as Oregon-based timing company Uberthons, an Oregon based company that uses RFID chips on the bib. Instant results, personal webpages, chip-activated photos at the finish line, and a multi-year results page sets this event apart from most marathons. The 2013 winners of the Oregon Half Marathon are Ruth Schlachter of Dundee, and Frans Alajoki of Bend. The 2014 purse money will be announced soon, and will be won by the Marathon and Half winners with the largest share going to the winners, and the remaining amount to the second-place winners. The 2013 Legacy runners will receive an Oregon Marathon jacket at the Friday evening Meet The Marathoners event hosted by The Grand Hotel at Bridgeport in Tigard/Tualatin. Entry fees increase as the event grows closer. All 350 high schools in Oregon may use the Oregon Marathon to raise funds for clubs and other special activities - making this truly a marathon for Oregon. See you at the 'Oregon.'
Uberthons is an event management & timing company bringing to you the "thons" events and other special events. The series of events are presented as a way for you to keep active and strong. Learn to Eat Right, Exercise Right. Be rewarded for your effort!
My family has never been very physically fit, and over time, developed some unhealthy eating habits, so we wanted to change something. As we contemplated this decision, we decided to find some type of exercise that we enjoyed. Personally, I tried to fit in some exercise when convenient, but it was not helping much. Then, we found Uberthons. One of my first and most memorable races was the Oregon Turkeython November 22, 2012. As I ran, I could feel myself losing energy, and my legs turning into lead; but, I persevered. I finished with a time of 39:49 for a 5k. This was not my ideal time, but it was somewhere to start. Since then, I have continued to run Uberthons races, and worked to become healthier. The combination of running and new eating habits have resulted in a new-found confidence, and over 70 pounds of weight loss! This amazing process has inspired me to want to help others change their lifestyle, and find happiness. Rachel P., high school senior, Canby, Oregon.
WHAT KIND OF EVENTS DOES UBERTHONS DO?
Meant for serious and casual runners and serious and casual walkers, each event is professionally timed with Jaguar timing equipment, instant results are posted immediately, and some events are among cities - like the Dublin, Ireland 5k and the Uberthons Luckython 5k. Some events have 18 events during the day (Halloweenathon). Others are long-distance – the Oregon Marathon & Oregon Half Marathon. Watch for two new series of which Uberthons is a part - one of the series is a statewide County Fair 5k Series! What a way to have fun!
Uberthons has developed a new division - 'Fitness Walkers.' Walking is the fastest growing physical activity in the U.S. In addition to the runners divisions and the race-walker divisions, Uberthons events now has a special category for Fitness Walkers. Homepages, photos, medals, potato bars . . . everything is included for the Fitness Walkers. Welcome to the thon events!
WHAT KIND OF KIDS PROGRAMS DOES UBERTHONS OFFER?
Kids are very special to Uberthons. Uberthons would do just about any kind of program you can think of to help kids learn to be fit when they are kids; they will practice proper nutrition and exercise techniques as they get older. Uberthons offers a jogathons program for elementary schools. The UberJogathon program consists of two components - a registration system designed to help bring in much more in donations than any other system, and an automatic lap-counting system that helps teachers and parents. RFID timing chips are used to provide the automatic lap-count making kids feel like they are part of a world-class event! READ THIS ARTICLE
In addition, bring your kids to any event that has an Uberthons Kids Race, and the kids race for free. Some are 1-mile, and some are 1/4-mile. Big kids, little kids. Bring them to get them excited about running while they are young. Then, purchase a kids medal at the end of the race, and watch your kids eyes light up!
WHAT KIND OF 'BLING' IS OFFERED AT THE EVENTS?
2014 brings a series of medals. You can see them on the left-hand side of this homepage. Beginning with the Luckython, a pin with a clasp is part of the event medal - the pin comes off the medal, which allows you to start a pin collection of your events.
The events spend resources on the medals and neck ribbons, so shirts are uncommon with the thons events - of course except for the Half Marathons and Marathons. Participants agree - the medals are fantastic, and they would rather have a medal than 'another' shirt to go on the pile. Yes, everyone gets a medal. The overall winners of the races, and the last person to finish. Yes, even for a 5k race. We hope the medals motivate you to continue, or to begin, your active lifestyle.
CAN WE HAVE AN UBERTHONS EVENT IN OUR AREA?
Wouldn't it be wonderful if everyone in America were fit! Uberthons thinks so, too. If your company would like to adopt Uberthons events as part of your company strategy to improve employee fitness, Contact us, and we will talk about your desires.
If you are a healthcare company in Oakland, Chicago, or even in Minnetonka, send us a note. We know you have a mandate to improve membership opportunities for America to become more fit through the Affordable Care Act - we have read it, too! We can help, or we can be the model. Contact us, and we will begin with you today. It is no secret to us that employees can receive a substantial rebate check if the healthcare company, or the corporate office, offers a sustainable program for fitness. A program can be developed that will allow a member to run four or five 5k or 10ks in a year to become eligible for the rebate. A healthier America is a better America, and money is saved by the business and by the healthcare company!
NEWS TO USE
MODA HEALTH AND OHSU JOIN UBERTHONS EVENTS
We welcome MODA Health employees and members to the 2014 running events. You join with many employees of Oregon Health Science University (OHSU) - and other Uberthoners - who strive to be healthy by Eating Right & Exercising Right. We call this Living Right. We thank OHSU and MODA Health for choosing Uberthons events.
UBERTHONS TEAMS WITH RANDY GRANT
Randy Grant, professor of economics at Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon, is starting a new class in 2015 - Economics of Running. The students in the class will attend and help manage all aspects of running events that Uberthons manages. The students will learn from the bottom up the many facets of an event. Designing and ordering medals, timing results and equipment, registration systems, photos, after-event food bars, announcing names as runners finish, websites, social media, promotion, and partnering with companies like Providence, OHSU, and Road Runner Sports. Professor Grant has co-written several books, including “The Economics of Intercollegiate Sports” and “The Evolution of Economic Thought.” Professor Grant currently teaches sports economics, macroeconomics, history of economic thought, and the January Term course in Environmental Studies (Aboriginal/Environmental Economics in Australia). On Saturday mornings, Randy and his wife Susie can be seen at most Uberthons events.
PORTLAND RESCUE MISSION
Portland Rescue Mission and Uberthons team up for a 2015 event. This new area running event will become an annual fundraiser - with professional chip timing, instant results, and huge medals. Watch for more details.
EVERGREEN HIGH SCHOOL
Uberthons welcomes Evergreen High School to the area's best running events. Evergreen, of East Vancouver, first running event will be a 1-mile, 5k, & 10k. Vancouver is now the home of a very good event in the east part of town. Watch for more information on this event to be held June 7, 2014.
MELANOMA WALK AND HEALTH FAIR
Uberthons will be at the Melanoma Walk and Health Fair to Support Melanoma Research on May 31st at Wallace Park beginning at 8:30 a.m. The AIM for the CURE Northwest Melanoma Walk will benefit ongoing research to find the cure for melanoma. Stephanie Heilman, race director, is an Uberthoner, and is excited about Uberthons part in the event. The event is not a timed event, but it will be fun with arches, flags, music, and those things that make a great event. MORE INFO