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Last Minute Preparations Underway for Rogue Marathon

The Rogue Marathon is happening Saturday after dates changes and last year's cancellation.

Posted: Oct 12, 2018 3:39 PM

TALENT, Ore.--Racers and organizers are busy getting last minute preparations done for the Rogue Marathon Saturday.

It’s been a long journey to make this race happen.

“It’s been a struggle to be honest with you, getting the volunteers on the course, and date the change, and the smoke, and the fires and the weather. It’s been a little bit of a struggle, but this morning when I woke up I was super excited,” said Race Director Jim Brendle.

Organizers had to cancel last year’s race due to poor air quality from wildfire smoke. It was almost canceled again this year because of smoke. Instead, organizers changed the date from September 15 to October 13.

“That’s the date we’re hoping to move forward with to avoid smoke in the future. We want people to know that this race is here to stay,” said Brendle.

The Rogue Marathon start at Emigrant Lake near Ashland. The marathon starts at 7:10 a.m. There’s also a half marathon and 10k that will start at different points along the Bear Creek Greenway.

The races all end at the Jackson County Expo in Central Point.

“We just hope to be able to continue to grow the event. Put on an event that everyone is excited about. That will bring people to southern Oregon for the Shakespeare, the wine, the rafting, hiking, everything that there is to do here,” said Brendle.

People can park at the Expo and take shuttle busses to the starting points.

The Rogue Marathon is Boston Marathon qualifying race.

There are about 190 people registered to run. People can register until 8:00 p.m. Friday at Common Block Brewing.

The race is sponsored by Providence Health Service. It’s provide medical support during the race. There will be EMTs on bikes as well as medical tents along the course.

More information can be found at therogueruns.com.

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