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Saturday, Sep 15, 2012

The Chehalem Challenge

Newberg, OR "More Than" Half Marathon, 5K

This Event Took Place Sat. Sep 15, 2012


The Chehalem Challenge is just that, a challenge.  The Chehalem Mountains provide a beautiful backdrop for this test of endurance.  Because Tough Mothers do "More Than..." every single day, the "More Than" Half Marathon is designed to require strength, perseverance, and discipline.   The "More Than" Half Marathon is 14 miles in length with 5 miles of gravel, a 1068 foot elevation climb in the first 5 miles.  Yet, just past mile 5 you've reached the summit (!) and a beautiful "mountaintop experience" awaits you as you run along the top of Chehalem Mountain with view of the Newberg Valley.  Breathe deeply as you run through the fresh air of farmlands and forests.  At mile 10 you begin a 2 mile climb with a 488 foot elevation change before you run the final 1.5 miles downhill to the finish. 

The 5K walk/run is open to "all abilities".  It is a non-competitive out and back with an uphill 2.5k climb in the first half with a 488 foot elevation gain before you turn and burn to the finish.

Local time: 6:56 PM


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