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Info and Course

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Date: Barrel to Keg Relay is Saturday, July 22nd, 2017!

Location: Philomath to Newport, Oregon.

Event Description: The Barrel to Keg Relay to End Poverty has something for everyone! This majestic run  begins at the Harris Bridge Vineyard west of Philomath and finishes at Rogue Ales Brewery in Newport's South Beach. The route runs through 69 miles of rolling back roads through the Oregon Coast Range. Teams of two to seven people will run 69 miles or walk 35 miles. So dust off you trail shoes, gather your friends, and decorate your  ride. Don’t worry if you don’t have a team, we’ll get you matched up! Prizes for costumes, best dressed vehicle and fastest finishers. Solo / ultra runners are welcome, too. Proceeds from the race benefit Community Services Consortium, the community action agency helping people out of poverty in seven Oregon counties.   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 two weeks before the relay.

2017 Wave Assignments are Here

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. Volunteers are essential to safety of this relay. All Teams are required to provide one volunteer to serve as a course marshal.  More volunteers are appreciated! If all members of your team live over 60 miles from the relay and transportation is a hardship, you may opt out of providing a volunteer by paying a $75 fee instead of providing a volunteer. The fee is required because it often takes a lot of staff time (added cost) to recruit and/or hire additional people to fill the volunteer positions. Contact to request permission to pay a fee in lieu of providing a volunteer. 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

Entry Fees: $64 per person (includes T-shirt) through April 30, 2017, $76 per person from May 1 – June 30, 2017; $87 per person July 1 - July 22, 2017 (T-shirt not guaranteed after June 7!).

Registration Limit: Entries for 2017 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. We are still updating the paper registration and waiver for 2017. Stay tuned! 

Waiver: You can download the waiver form here.

Packet Pickup: Packets will be available on Friday, July 21 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.

Refund Policy: Refunds will not be issued. In circumstances with a documented emergency, we may transfer registration to the following year. For assistance contact 541-574-2277.

Volunteer Policy: Volunteers are essential to safety of this relay. All Teams are required to provide one volunteer.  More volunteers are appreciated! If all members of your team live over 60 miles from the relay and transportation is a hardship, you may opt out of providing a volunteer by paying a $75 fee instead of providing a volunteer. The fee is required because it often takes a lot of staff time (added cost) to recruit and/or hire additional people to fill thevolunteer positions. Contact to request permission to pay a fee in lieu of providing a volunteer.

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