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Info and Course

2016 WAVE TIMES

Date: 6th Annual Race will be on Saturday, July 16th, 2016!

Location: Philomath to Newport, Oregon.

Event Description: Sign up soon for the Barrel To Keg relay race on Saturday, July 16th, 2016. This “Race Against Poverty” starts at the Harris Bridge Vineyard west of Philomath and finishes at Rogue Ales Brewery in Newport. The route runs through 69 miles of some of the most beautiful back roads of the Oregon coast range. Anyone can run or walk this relay! Teams of two to seven people will run 69 miles or walk 35 miles. The entry fee is $64 per person. Don’t worry if you don’t have a team, we’ll get you matched up! Solo ultra runners are welcome, too. Proceeds from the race benefit Community Services Consortium, a public nonprofit organization that has been helping the people of Linn, Benton and Lincoln counties overcome poverty for over 30 years. Visit CSC at: Community Services Consortium.

Check-In/Start: Harris Bridge Vineyard, (22937 Harris Road Philomath, Oregon, 97370).

Finish: Rogue Brewery, Newport, Oregon. Finish Map

Start Times: 7:00 am, 7:20 am, 7:40 am, 8:00 am, 8:20 am, 8:40 am, 9:00 am

Wave Assignments: Starting waves will be assigned based on estimated 10K times of team members. These times must be submitted with a team’s entry. Team captains will be notified of wave assignments by June 30, 2016.

Directions: Need to know how to get to the start, transitions, and the finish? Click here for directions.

Course: 69 miles. Click the links below for maps of the new 14-leg course:

Course map
Driving instructions
Start Area map
Leg 1 map
Leg 2 map
Leg 3 map
Leg 4 map
Leg 5 map
Leg 6 map
Leg 7 map
Leg 8 map
Leg 9 map
Leg 10 map
Leg 11 map
Leg 12 map
Leg 13 map
Leg 14 map
Finish Area map

Running/Walking Teams: Running teams can be comprised of two to seven members and will run 69 miles in fourteen legs. Walking teams can be comprised of two to seven members and will walk 35 miles in eight legs (Legs 1-4 and 11-14). Both runners and walkers will end the race at the finish line. Teams of three or more are required to provide one volunteer to serve as a course marshal (see the Volunteer page for details). If you cannot provide a volunteer, a charitable donation of $75 can be made instead. Click here for a course manual to get detailed information on relay logistics.

Solo Ultra Runners: Solo ultra runners must provide their own support vehicle, as the exchange zones will be staffed, but will not provide water or food. Solo runners are exempt from having to provide a volunteer (to serve as a course marshal). Solo runners may use a 5:00am early start. Click here for a course manual to get detailed information. Please contact the race director if you have more questions.

Post-Race: Festivities kick off at Rogue Brewery in Newport at 4:00 pm, and are bound to be a blast! Rogue is providing a beer garden! There will be music, food, and an awards ceremony. If you are planning to stay the night, please contact our local hotels or campgrounds early - summer can book up fast!

Team Divisions: Open (any combination), Women’s Open (all women), Open Coed (half male, half female), Men’s Masters (age 40+), Women’s Masters (age 40+), Coed Masters (age 40+; half male, half female)

Awards: This relay is timed, but not competitive. Awards will be given to the fastest teams in each of the six divisions listed above. In addition, special awards to Best Team Name, Best Decorated Vehicle, and Most Creative Costumes. Sponsored prizes will be presented to the top three teams who raise the most money for CSC’s poverty fighting programs! Find the fundraising tab on the online registration page (follow the link on www.barreltokeg.com)

Entry Fees: $64 per person (includes T-shirt) through April 30, 2016, $76 per person from May 1 – June 30, 2016; $87 per person July 1 - July 16, 2016 (T-shirt not guaranteed after June 7!).

Registration Limit: Entries for 2016 will be limited to 1,000 participants. Registration is first come, first served, so register early!

Registration: Click the “Register Online” button above for online registration. You can also access paper registration materials here and here (be sure to submit both forms).

Waiver: You can download the waiver form here.

Packet Pickup: Packets will be available on Friday, July 15 from 9:30am-5:30pm at the Corvallis CSC office parking lot: 545 SW Second St., Suite A, Corvallis, OR 97333. Look for the tent in the parking area.

Refunds and Changes: If you need to make any changes to your team roster or volunteer, simply e-mail the race director at info@barreltokeg.com with the information. There is no charge for this.

Refunds for team registrations are permitted through April 30th, 2015. You will be refunded the cost of registration, but not the online registration processing fees. There is a refund charge of $20.00 per team member (for example, a team of six runners paid $64 each, plus online fees. This team would be refunded $264). If you choose, you may also transfer your team registration to the following year at no cost.

Questions: Contact us at info@barreltokeg.com.