KEIZER IRIS RUN 2014
MAY 18th – 10K, Half Marathon
MAY 17th – 3K & 5K
Keizer Iris Run is a perfect venue for runners and walkers of all levels. This two day schedule of races is family friendly and also challenging for the serious participant. The town of Keizer is in full swing with their hometown festival, complete with a parade, beer garden, carnival, and more! Plan a weekend to stay or enjoy each day.
Saturday’s courses are closed to cars and lined with pre-parade spectators cheering you on. Kids will be treated to a Mascot Dance Party during their pre-race warm-up. On Sunday, participants will experience a safe open course along the Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway. Views of iris’ in colorful blooms, hop fields, and what is growing on Oregon’s finest soils will be taken in as you run the course.
Everyone who crosses the finish line will receive an iris, a token medal (for the 3K/5K) or a medal (for the Full/Half/10K), and warm congratulations. Our first ever Marathon Finishers will receive a commemorative shirt.
Be sure to enjoy the rest of the festivities by watching the parade after Saturday’s
race or visit the tent for a pancake breakfast and/or cup of soup after Sunday’s race.
(Please note, our registration program will list “date of event” as 5/17 as this is the date of the 1st of our 5 runs. Do not worry, when you are registered for the correct run 3K & 5K on 5/17 and the Full/Half Marathon & 10K on 5/18
Price (Pre-Race Day)
Half Marathon- $50
Full Marathon- $60
(Day of Race Registration add $10)
RACE FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Question’s)
COURSE & MAPS:
The start and finish lines will be near Manbrin and River Road in the center of Keizer
All Course Maps for 2014 including Full Marathon
3k & 5k- 5/17/14 (Saturday) Before Iris Festival Parade on River Rd. in Keizer
CLOSED COURSE ON RIVER RD.
Check-In Time Starts; 7am
Race Start Time; 9:15am (Iris Run 5k)
9:30am (KIDZ 3k)
10k, Half-Marathon, & Marathon- 5/18/14 (Sunday)
Check-In Time Starts; 6:00am
Race Start Time:
7am (Full Marathon and 10K or Half Marathon Walkers)
8am (Half Marathon and 10K)
RACE FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Question’s)
ARE THERE TWO DIFFERENT DAYS OF RUNS?
Yes! Please make sure you register for the correct day.
DO YOU GIVE OUT AWARDS?
Awards-$25 Certificates to 5K Men’s & Women’s Overall Winners; $50 Certificates to the Full, Half Marathon & 10K Men’s & Women’s Overall Winners.
Age Groups of: (0-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69 70+)
First, Second, & Third place certificates for both male and female divisions will be emailed to participants in each race.
I’M NOT SURE I CAN RUN THE ENTIRE DISTANCE IN THE EVENT I ENTERED. CAN I SLOW DOWN OR WALK, IF NECESSARY?
Yes. Running and walking to complete a distance is OK. In fact, mixing walking with running is a great way to improve your conditioning. Many Iris Run participants walk portions of the routes.
But, if you want to walk an entire distance, then you must enter the 5k Iris Run or 10k. Walking the entire distance in the Half-Marathon is not permitted.
There is also a time limit in the 10k and Half Marathon. You must maintain a pace of at least 16 minutes per mile.
WHEN CAN I PICK UP MY BIB NUMBER/CHIP?
Pre-Packet Pick-up is scheduled for the day before each of the races at the Keizer Chamber of Commerce, 6075 Ulali Dr NE, Ste 102, Keizer, OR 97303. Chamber offices will be open 10am to 6pm.
Unclaimed packets can still be picked up on “Day of Race” at the Start/Check-in area
CAN I HAVE SOMEONE ELSE PICK UP MY BIB NUMBER/CHIP?
Yes. Whoever you designate to pick up your packet must do so at the Bib Packet Pick Up area at the Keizer Chamber of Commerce at the dates above.
CAN I WEAR HEADPHONES ON THE COURSE OF THE IRIS RUN?
Yes. But, please stay alert. Streets are fully closed for KIDZ 3k and 5k to vehicle traffic, except for the possibility of an emergency vehicles. The Full/Half Marathon and 10K course is rated safe, however will remain open.
CAN I RUN WITH A BABY JOGGER OR STROLLER?
Running with a baby jogger or a stroller is permitted.
CAN I RUN OR WALK WITH MY DOG AT THE IRIS RUNS?
Dogs are NOT Allowed in any of the runs. We do have a pet friendly event on Saturday if you would like to bring “Fido” for a special walk.
Previous Race Results: