ADRIAN – With the recent good weather, runners are hitting the local streets, training to take part in the Owyhee Off-Road Challenge coming Saturday, March 24.
Registration is available now for the race with a half marathon, 10K and 5K available again.
For those that wait until the day of the race, a t-shirt is not guaranteed and debit and credit cards will not be accepted.
As in year’s past, the race will start in downtown Adrian at the Two Rivers Community Park, heading out the highway before taking a sharp turn up into the hills above town. Depending on distance, the course will climb in elevation with views of the valley below with the majority of the course on dirt roads.
There is no time limit on the 10K and 5K runs with a 4-hour time limit set for the half marathon.
The half marathon will start at 10 a.m. with the 10K starting 30 minutes later. The 5K is scheduled to take off at 10:45 a.m.
For the half marathon, entry fee is $50 per person if paid by March 12. From March 12 to March 23, online registration is $55 and will increase to $60 if done the day of the race.
The 10K registration fee is $40 if paid by March 12 and $45 if completed online by March 23. Day of race will cost $50.
The 5K fee is $30 by March 12 with a cost of $35 if completed by March 23. On the day of the race, be prepared to pay $40.
All fees go towards a new running track at Adrian High School.
Volunteers line the course with drinks, but runners should be prepared to carry water and energy packets on the upper levels. A medal ceremony will follow the race.
To sign up online, visit owyheeoffroadchallenge.com.