Oregon Mid-Valley Road Race 2017

November 23, 2017
North Albany Village Plaza
Albany, OR 97321


Celebrating 9 years in North Albany! OMRR adds Gobbler's Revenge Half Marathon!

Event Contact: Jim Abbott

Phone: (541) 497-1512     Email:


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The 9th Annual Oregon Mid-Valley Road Race is set to kick off on Thanksgiving morning 2017! Join the fun on the beautiful North Albany courses!

The Mid-Valley Lions Club started the Oregon Mid-Valley Road Race as an annual, premier running event in the region to raise dollars to help meet growing medical needs in the Mid-Valley.



Night Before Race
5:00-7:00 pm - Packet pickup in North Albany Village Plaza

Race Day
6:45 – 7:45 AM: Day of race registration & packet pick-up
7:30 AM: Gobbler’s Revenge Half Marathon start
8:00 AM: 10K Scenic Challenge Run, 5K To Hill and Back Run and 2.5 Mile Walk start
10:00 AM: Awards and prizes



Half Marathon Course
Runners will exit left out of the North Albany Village Plaza onto N. Albany Road, turn left onto NW Hickory Street and proceed to Springhill Drive. Left onto Springhill Drive and a short detour around Picardy and Green Acre Lanes and then eventually right onto the serene Nebergall Loop at the Quarry Road intersection. Runners will take another detour from Nebergall onto Mayview Drive up to 13th Avenue and left onto Sherman Street before returning to Nebergall. Runners cross back over Springhill Drive onto NW Ferguson Drive and onto Quarry Road. Left at the intersection of Quarry and N. Albany Road before crossing over N. Albany Road onto the 10K Scenic Challenge course at Thornton Lake Road and up the formidable Scenic Drive hill. After the hill, runners will turn right and climb a gradual slope on Gibson Hill and coast down N. Albany Road, turn right and execute a short out-and-back on Thornton Lake Road to finish at North Albany Village. This route is for serious runners! Water will be available along the route. Road marshals present along route

 10K Course
This 10K race is a loop course along rural roads with a significant elevation gain in the middle. The course runs along the base of a ridge and then switchbacks up the ridge before dropping briefly and beginning a long gentle climb and moderate descent followed by a mile and a half flat finish which will include a short out-and-back on Thornton Lake Road. This route is for serious runners! Water will be available along the route. Road marshals present along route.

This is an out-and-back run along a pastoral, rural road with minor elevation changes. Runners will travel down Thornton Lake Road to the midway markers and water station and return along the route. Road marshals present along route.

2.5 Mile Walk
The friendly walk course is a 2.5 mile loop with no significant elevation gain. Sidewalks or bike lanes are available throughout the course. Leashed dogs and strollers are allowed on the walking route. Road marshals present along route.



$18,000 Contributed to Local Schools! That’s right! As of 2016, The Oregon Mid-Valley Road Race and the Mid-Valley Lions Club have contributed over $18,000 to local schools. Come out and participate on Thanksgiving morning and support a local school and we’ll give even more! All Albany, Corvallis, Philomath, Lebanon and Jefferson Junior and High Schools are eligible to compete for prizes to be awarded to the two schools with the most registered participants.

You do not have to be a student to support a local school, so encourage family and friends to sign up today and select a school when registering for The Oregon Mid-Valley Road Race.



  • Half Marathon - Gobblers Revenge - Runners only

    Thursday, November 23, 2017

  • 10K Scenic Challenge - Runners only

    Thursday, November 23, 2017

  • 5K To Hill & Back - Runners Only

    Thursday, November 23, 2017

  • 2.5 Mile Walk - Walkers, Runners, Dogs & Strollers

    Thursday, November 23, 2017

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