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Cinco de Mayo Half Marathon
May 6, 2023
Oak Grove, OR
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About The Cinco de Mayo Half Marathon
The Cinco de Mayo Half Marathon in Oak Grove, Oregon is an exciting event for runners of all abilities and experience levels. Taking place on 6 May 2023, the race offers a flat course with some gentle undulations that are sure to challenge even the strongest athletes.
Beginning at the scenic Riverfront Park near downtown Oak Grove, the route takes you along a winding path that follows alongside Lake Waldo before heading towards Jepson Peak and then onto Hayden’s Creek Road. The terrain here is mostly flat but there are some small inclines which can be challenging during longer distances like a half marathon. Once you make it past these sections, you’ll find yourself running through meadows filled with wildflowers and tall trees as you make your way back into town.
The weather in early May tends to be mild but pleasant in Oak Grove so expect temperatures ranging from 45-65°F (7-18°C). This makes for ideal running conditions as long as rain isn’t forecasted! There will usually be plenty of spectators along the route cheering on runners so don’t worry about feeling alone or unsupported throughout your race journey.
Something special about this particular half marathon is its commitment to celebrating Mexican culture by featuring traditional music and decorations such as colorful banners around town. It’s also common for local restaurants to offer discounts on food or drinks after finishing your run – perfect reward after completing 13 miles! All participants receive medals at the finish line along with post-race refreshments including beer, chips & salsa, watermelon slices and more!
Overall, whether you’re looking for a challenging yet enjoyable race or just want to soak up the unique atmosphere of Oak Grove while taking part in something fun – look no further than Cinco de Mayo Half Marathon! With beautiful scenery all around you every step of your journey plus lots of entertainment options afterwards; this is one event not to miss out on if visiting Oregon next year!