A Very Poplar Run

A Very Poplar Run on the Boardman Tree Farm

October 25, 2014

A Very Poplar Run is a fundraiser for Hermiston Agape House. Agape House is a Christian outreach whose mission is to provide basic services to those in need in Hermiston and surrounding communities.

The Boardman Tree Farm is 25,000 acres of hybrid poplar trees owned by the GreenWood Tree Farm Fund and operated by GreenWood Resources. It’s located in Morrow county Oregon along Interstate 84. The poplars also known as Pacific Albus range in age from 1 to 14 years old are neatly planted in rows and drip irrigated.

Beginning at the Upper Columbia Mill the course will loop through various ages of trees using the tree rows and connecting roads. The running surface is a mixture of packed soils and smooth dirt roads.

"A Very Poplar Run" is featured in Runner's World as the December 2012 Rave Run.

New for 2014 - All of the courses will be new this year as the area that hosted the last two Poplar Runs is going to be harvested in 2014. A map will be made available as soon as a new course is created.

Online registration is now open

2013 RESULTS

Overall
Age Group

DISTANCES

1 mile, 5K, 10K, 15K

WHERE

Boardman Tree Farm
77200 Poleline Rd.
Boardman OR, 97818   
map

WHEN

Saturday, October 25, 2014

7:00 AM - 9:45 AM Late registration, packet pickup
9:45 AM 1 Mile kids run
10:30 AM 15K begins
10:45 AM 10K begins
11:00 AM 5K begins

EARLY PACKET PICKUP

Friday, October 24
4:00 - 8:00 PM Oxford Suites - Hermiston, Oregon


REGISTRATION & COST

Pre-registration will close at 8:00 PM on October 23 - $20.00 on-line and mail-in.
On race day, registration is $30.00

T-shirts are $10 and are produced locally. In order for you to ensure getting your t-shirt on race day, I must receive your registration by Sunday, October 19.

HOST HOTEL

Oxford Suites Hermiston is the official host hotel of the Poplar Run.
Oxford Suites Hermiston

How to wear your bib

The timing chip is located on the back of the race bib #. Please do not remove this chip from your bib. Your bib # should always be worn on your chest. Here is a document explaining how to wear your bib.

CLASSES & AWARDS

Unique wooden finisher awards will be given.

RACE DETAILS

Beginning at the Upper Columbia Mill the course will loop through various ages of trees using the tree rows and connecting roads. The running surface is a mixture of packed soils and smooth dirt roads.

SPONSORS

Oxford Suites - Hermiston

Hermiston Agape House

GreenWood Resources, Inc.

Collins Company Upper Columbia Mill


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